Weed: A Peach Milano Story
What’s all of the hoopla about?
A lot of people I know smoke weed and have for decades. I think more people smoke weed then not. I don’t get it though. What’s so great about it? I really want to know what turns folks into weed lovers for life. I mean my kid for example was always one to procrastinate in high school, but damn if he didn’t do his research and school me on how it benefits those diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. He gave me multiple reasons why he SHOULD smoke!
I know there are a plethora of maladies/diseases for which cannabis is a Godsend; cancer pain and nausea management or mental health issues such as anxiety and bi-polar disorder. My question is for those who use it recreationally. What’s the allure? What is that “high” that keeps you going back for more? Cuz I don’t think I’ve reached the mountain top. Theres no pot of gold for me under that rainbow. I’ll take a glass of wine, a margarita or a martini any day over a “high”. I like the taste, the lack of inhibitions, and the social aspect of drinking with friends, or alone to reduce stress after a long ass day of soul crushing work, or some harrowing procedure like a brain MRI, or finding out your husband had cancer. Alcohol gives me the IDGAF feeling I’ve been searching for my entire life.
I tried weed in high school and back then I preferred Cisco to a blunt. I had to have tried it in my early 20’s (I can’t really recall it’s probably buried in the dark recesses of my mind along with other things I don’t want to remember) and now as a woman in her 40’s. And mehhh…I can take it or leave it. What am I missing?
My husband laughs at me. Says I don’t know how to smoke. I suggested he take a puff and and blow it at me so I could inhale. Forget it. Worst suggestion ever! He came at me like Puff the freakin Magic Dragon on steroids and as I tried to take it all in (I’m a perfectionist) I ended up having a cough attack…for days. Okay, okay, I exaggerate but you get the gist. He suggested trying it again on another occasion. Hell no, “fool me once shame on you”…
If at first you don’t succeed, try again
Recently, my son’s friend came over to chill with us. Knowing my husband enjoys a bowl or two, he came prepared with different strains, pre rolls, and other paraphernalia that’s beyond my novice understanding. I’m not up on pot vernacular or techniques. I told him I can’t get high and how I’ve tried edibles. Still, nothing. Gummies. Nothing. Tried to smoke it. Nothing. My son’s friend was up for the challenge. He said “oh we’ll find a weed you like”. Out of his stash (and it was impressive) but. Nothing. He’s still on the hunt..
My husband warned me about edibles. He told me to be careful, and to ingest very small amounts. Saying that edibles will knock me on my ass. I tried a teeny bite, I tried a quarter of a bite, than a half, then the whole dang cookie (not all at once people) and I was like COME ON!!! Does this even contain cannabis?! Meanwhile he’s high as a kite off the same cookie. Eyes all super crinkly at the corners as he laughs his ass off. I’m sitting there stone face sober like whatever man, I’ll stick to my wine.
That Peach Milano Ish
My husband (a bowl man) now having learned to roll a joint (thanks to my son’s friend) casually asks me if I wanted to smoke. I was like sigh…(eyes rolling)..ok..but it’s not going to do anything. Then enters Peach Milano; the skies part and angels start to sing. Now that shit..that’s some smooth shit. I was actually able to inhale it without once coughing up a lung.
Then. I. Felt. It.
I can only explain it as a heavy feeling. Like every limb increased in weight and I became one with the couch. Shit I became the couch. I felt calm and peaceful. Mind devoid of the running list of chores that never ends. I actually sat still watching tv with a maniacal focus. Cell phone what? I laughed a little harder than I normally would at something that probably wasn’t even that funny.
Is that what the hoopla is all about?
So I ask..is that what blazed feels like? If so, is there an addictive component in that? Is that how you feel? Is that what has folks going back for more? How bout those that can smoke and go to work? How? Do you feel you could stop at the drop of a dime? What’s your favorite strain?
I write this from a woman’s perspective and ask where my ladies at? What’s your definition of high? What makes you want to smoke? How often to you smoke? Does it improve your quality of life? Inquiring minds want to know…and does it really cause “the munchies“?
And guys please weigh in on it too.
Lastly..whenever my husband goes to the dispensary. They never have Peach Milano. Figures.