When You Can’t Keep Ignoring (Addiction and Maturity)

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At 14, I got to visit Australia with my best friend and his family. For some reason, he and I decided it would be fun to use that trip to go on a stealing spree.

We began at the airport before we even left, swiping books and candy from little souvenir shops.

Every day of the trip, we’d walk to this nearby video store and fill our jackets with tapes and goodies. We must have looked so conspicuous. I mean, it was way too hot to be wearing those massive, heavy jackets. Besides, we were both over six feet tall, and the lifted contents puffed our jackets out so far we’d walk away nearly spherical. Continue reading

Now a Legitimate Responsibility

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In recent decades, marijuana has been prescribed for medicinal purposes in state after state here in the US.

Recreational use has now been made legal in several states, and I see no reason for this trend not to continue.

But I’m not really writing to comment on state or federal marijuana laws; I just wanted to point out the overall trend toward legitimacy.

It seems weed is something we’re ready to believe we can trust ourselves with. Continue reading