Being the youngest of a family mostly composed of guys, weed was not a sensitive topic. I always knew a huge portion of my family had smoked weed. The first time I smoked weed I had just turned 13 years old. I knew the opportunity would arise sooner or later and I was actually ready for it.
I had experience with smoking cigarettes before because when I was younger parental supervision was not a huge thing in my life, so this was no big deal. I was curious about what effect marijuana would have on me and how it would make me feel. It was not a peer pressure thing because I was with someone I trusted. The weapon of choice? A bong.
Bongs are very different from blunts and joints so I didn’t have a clue on how it worked. I remember the weird feeling of having smoke in my lungs The taste was interesting and the smell was familiar. Looking in a mirror for the first time was a real trip too. The feeling after a couple of hits was like I was floating on a cloud. My mind was racing with so many different theories and observations.
That night, I got the best night’s sleep I have ever had.
The opportunity to smoke didn’t really come up again until I started hanging out with a particular cousin who is a major stoner. This is when I started feeling the real effects of weed. I smoked daily and heavily. It was the most fun I have ever had. Everything I did was ten times better than when I was sober. It’s not that I needed it to have fun, it just kind of enhanced things.
When I ate an edible for the first time, it was very powerful. I actually started seeing waves everywhere I looked. I was pretty young when I first dabbed too. Dabbing is a whole other level of high. Since I was a “rookie” and did not have much of a tolerance, after 10 minutes I kind of just knocked out. It was a really different kind of high but in the end I liked it.
Many older members of my family or just other smokers warn me about not letting my life go down the gutter because of excessive smoking. This is something I am fully aware of and something I think other smokers should be aware of. Recreational smoking is a fun thing as long as you do not let your life revolve around it.
One thing pot has helped me with is my depression and anxiety. Marijuana has affected my life in a positive way and I do enjoy doing it. It has created some of my best memories with my friends and helped me through some of my toughest times.