MLMM Friday Faithfuls — Cannabis

For Friday Faithfuls this week, Jim Adams has challenged us to respond by writing anything about cannabis, or to go with whatever else that we think fits. Well, what I think fits is my second Flashback post of the day, which is all about cannabis. It was originally posted on December 17, 2017. I hope you don’t mind, Jim.

Alice B. Toklas Brownies


Back in the day, I used to be something of a pothead. In my twenties and early thirties I spent many a weekend in a cannabis haze, mesmerized by nature programs on TV or by zoning out on rock albums.

But after a while (like when my wife and I had our first kid), I decided that being in a haze while raising children was not such a good idea. My wife and I went cold turkey and stopped smoking weed pretty much altogether.

By the way, our experience negates the argument that marijuana is addictive. It was harder to quit smoking cigarettes than it was to quit smoking pot. It also demonstrates that marijuana is not a gateway drug, since neither of us has ever done any “hard” drugs like heroin, cocaine, or meth.

Okay, yes, I did drop acid a few times, but that was a whole nuther trip, so to speak.

My wife and I are getting up there in years, and like many aging Baby Boomers, we have our share of aches and pains. And sometimes getting a really solid sleep at night eludes us.

We have a friend who has some medical issues and his doctor prescribed medical marijuana, which is legal in California. When I was telling him about my trouble falling and staying asleep, he brought over some Alice B. Toklas brownies (brownies baked with marijuana in them). “Eat a brownie about an hour before bedtime,” he said. “I promise you’ll sleep like a baby.”

So I did eat a brownie and I did get a great night’s sleep. It was bliss. I fell asleep almost instantly and didn’t wake up until after seven!

I don’t have a prescription from my doctor for medical marijuana, but the good news is that in November 2016, the good citizens of California voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Starting January 5th, I will be able to legally purchase cannabis from my local dispensary.

And I’m looking forward to getting my bliss on. Maybe it will make hearing about how Donald Trump is destroying my country a little more tolerable.

Written for today’s one-word prompt,”bliss.”

6 thoughts on “MLMM Friday Faithfuls — Cannabis

  1. newepicauthor April 21, 2023 / 3:08 pm

    I did try other drugs later after smoking pot, but I think it had more to do with the crowd that I was in rather that pot being a gateway drug.

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    • Fandango April 22, 2023 / 9:58 pm

      CBD doesn’t really bring about a high, as cannabis with THC does. CBD supposedly helps with pain, depression, anxieties, and helps people relax.

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  2. leigha66 May 1, 2023 / 10:26 pm

    I still hope for the day that it become legal nationwide. I am really interested in it for sleep, depression and pain.

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