Bored To Death

No, not me. The show.

What, you never heard of it? It’s on HBO, and there’s lots more weed in this show than in Weeds. And it’s handled well and honestly: it’s perfectly normal for people to use it, not like the “Ooh, ooh!” nonsense like on virtually every other sitcom out there (Two And A Half Men, I’m talking to you…that one episode might have set back medical marijuana for years in any states that don’t have it yet).

Anyway, I was watching tonight’s episode on DVR with my youngest son, when suddenly George (a very believable character played by Ted Danson) is sitting on the floor inflating a bag with a Volcano. I remarked to my son how 5 months ago I wouldn’t have even known what the thing even was, and then he told me that he (a complete non-user of anything stronger than slightly overripe apple cider) would have known.

ORLY, I said, stopping playback. And how would that be? So he told me this great story of how he was walking across the parking lot of his old school and saw one of the campus monitors using one in his car with a handy 12V adapter.

So much for a drug-free campus… 🙂

Anyway, we keep watching and George is now on a mission in his car, so with the aplomb of a seasoned warrior (albeit a weekend warrior from Connecticut) he now pulls out a little black plastic gadget that I instantly recognize as an Iolite (from all the discussions on /r/trees). Now it’s my son’s turn to raise his eyebrows. What, why shouldn’t I recognize the thing? I know all kinds of weed-related trivia now!

Anyway, if you haven’t seen the show, give it a try.

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.


I just wanted to mention…

I had to battle my boyfriend for about 5 minutes (he was very determinedly cuddling with me when I was trying to scroll down on this page) in order to finish reading your post.

That being said, I think I’ll check the show out. What episode of Two and a Half Men did you reference??

(also, anyone who says that their campus is “drug free” is either horribly naive or an outright liar. ^_^”)

You just tricked me into watching an episode of Two and a Half Men. I fucking hate you. That’s not the right episode by the way…

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