Today Is the First Day Of the Rest Of My Life


I’ve been pretty depressed for longer than I care to think about, and I’ve been through quite a litany of drugs that either made me more depressed or took so much of my energy that I was sleeping 16 hours a day, which is almost the same thing in effect. Then someone gave me the bright idea to look into medical marijuana, for this and some other problems. Well, my “real” doctor’s office took 3 weeks to get my medical records to my wonderful new doctor, who was able to process the paperwork overnight. So I’ve been researching strains for my various conditions, and tomorrow I will be buying and smoking pot legally for the first time in my life!

Note: this is a slight rewrite of my very first post on /r/trees.

Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.

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