What makes my story so unusual is that I am a straight-edge type of guy.
I do not smoke or drink, or take any kind of drugs.
When I had surgery on my wrist the doctor prescribed oxycodone for the pain, and I never got the prescription filled because I didn’t want to poison my body or run the risk of developing an addiction. I just raw-dogged the pain, which I feel made me a stronger person afterward. Being straight-edge makes it very unusual that I have a job at the local cannabis dispensary. I am a delivery driver, and spend my shifts cruising around town dropping off cannabis products for our customers. I am the only employee at the cannabis dispensary that does not regularly smoke weed. Even the bosses get stoned, although they never do it while working. Although I do not partake in cannabis, I respect it as a medicinal plant, and see that it can help a lot of people. It’s not for me, but I understand that marijuana benefits people and helps to improve their quality of life. The main reason I work for the cannabis dispensary is money. A marijuana delivery driver makes a decent hourly wage, but the tips and gratuities are off the hook! Some of my clients don’t tip me in money, they prefer to tip me with cannabis products. As I said, I don’t get high myself, but my roommates do, so I can sell that extra cannabis to them for a tidy profit. Plus, I get to listen to music in the car all day.