Flower Power: Smoking Weed Is a Constant Source of Happiness

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Who loves flowers? Nowadays, there’s a million ways to consume marijuana and cannabis, but there’s also a ton of personal preference.

For me, not ingesting edibles leaves me thirsting for actual weed and pre-rolls. I honestly can’t think of a better way to end my day than with a good old Backwoods.

My love for flowers started back in high school. I must have been 15 years old when a friend took me to the park and we smoked weed out of a water bottle bong. Looking back, it was definitely that adrenaline of being a rebel teenager that remains the focal point of that experience.

I was high. I wasn’t supposed to be. And I loved it.

As I proceeded through the normal angst of being a teenager, there were definitely moments of paranoia that came with smoking. Eventually, though, I got a handle on it. Soon, I realized smoking made me happy.

Smoking made me laugh. Smoking calmed my nerves. Smoking eased my anxiety.

I got my first medical marijuana card when I was going to college at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The doctor was barefoot, and I was convinced that he was a hippie. With this, I was able to pick up flowers at the dispensaries and always bargained for the best price I could when purchasing an eighth — $30 for top quality was a steal, for sure.

Between picking up legally, and copping off friends who always came stocked from the source, I never differentiated between Indica and Sativa. The saying goes, Indica puts you to bed while Sativa brings you up. And while I do favor OG strains over others, I am not picky. Give me anything, and I’m straight. Besides, recent research is changing what we know about Indica and Sativa, so we can’t put too much faith in those labels anway.

Fast forward to 2018. I haven’t picked up at the dispensary in almost a year. Marijuana legalization has made weed readily available and readily giftable. I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by cannabis connoisseurs who shower me with flower.

While New York still has to catch up, Pennsylvania finally caught on to the benefits of cannabis flower. The Morning Call newspaper reports dry-leaf medical marijuana will be available to purchase by the end of summer 2018.

About Author

Shirley Ju is a journalist based in Los Angeles. She is the former Editor-At-Large at HipHopDX.com and currently works at Power 106 FM. She lives and breathes hip-hop and is literally on top of new music the moment it is released. If there's a show in LA, you can find her there. Born in the Bay, the hyphy movement is ingrained in her. She also started her own site at fomoblog.com, which covers all the dope events in the city! She loves all things weed-related and probably will rejoice if you pass her the blunt.

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