I thought I knew every street and store like the back of my hand, but I was surprised when I saw a place that I had never noticed before.
I went to point this new marijuana dispensary out to my friend, but my surprise only increased when he pulled into the cannabis dispensary’s parking lot. I asked my friend if he knew this recreational pot store existed, and he told me that it had been here for awhile, which made me feel dumb because just prior I was saying how well I knew this area. Well, I guess I didn’t know it nearly as well as I thought. The biggest surprise was finding out my friend used recreational pot. No offense to weed users, but you can usually tell because they smell like marijuana, but my friend did not. As I followed my friend inside of the recreational weed store, it became clear as to why my friend did not smell. My friend went to the counter and bought marijuana edibles, and then after a bit of looking around, we left. I asked my friend how long he has been using marijuana, and whether edibles were the only thing he used. He told me he has tried marijuana oils as well as smoking marijuana, but edibles was his preferred way of getting high. I thought about this for a bit, and knew that my friend using recreational pot did not change him as a person, and so I accepted it. I don’t think I could ever see myself using marijuana, but it is okay if others choose to.