Thinking Outside The Box

Yet one more minor emergency, this one caused by cannabis.

So I loaded up my MFLB with a mix of ATF and Sour Diesel, and fired it up for my nominal two tokes using a freshly-charged battery. I was trying to be very cautious because I’ve had some problems in the past getting a wee bit too high after the extra power of a fresh battery was used.

OK, so just two hits, didn’t get too high, all is well. But about 10 minutes later, all of a sudden I’m feeling shaky, nervous, and hyper. No fun at all, actually downright scary. Probably I just got a lot of THC vaporized due to the fast-acting battery, but how can I fix this fast? I don’t have any fast-acting indica at hand.

So I thought way outside the box, and came up with some handy, quick-acting, all-purpose CNS depressant: ethanol, in the form of Maker’s Mark bourbon. Half a shot glass of that and I was quickly calmed but not impaired. Low dosages of alcohol can also be used medicinally!

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.


Ohhhh how I wish I’d known this over the past weekend. Decided to stop by a dispensary in Venice Beach and grab an edible while on a tour (first time eating an edible) and I bought a chocolate toffee bar. Ate the whole thing before I realized….BIG BIG mistake. I was still on the tour, mind you. I didn’t feel anything at first, duh, then while I stood in a taco shop, it hit me. Like a freight train. I stumbled back to the tour van and the rest of the day was a wash. I was alone on the tour and the ensuing trip was the worst experience of my life!!! lolol I was so stoned, I had imagined I was being given directives by one of the celebrities to go back to my car and call him or else. Ohhhh, it was horrible! I kept begging God to not let me be the first person to die of an overdose of weed because I didn’t wanna be a poster child for the anti-cannabis set.

I somehow made it back to my car after the tour was over, but then there was the problem of how to get…somewhere. I knew driving home three hours was out of the question. I sat in my car for about two hours. Threw up all over the car next to me. A friend called and booked me a room nearby on her laptop while I sat in my car. The next problem was making it over to the hotel. I drove to a donut shop and ate three donuts and two bottles of orange juice hoping it would soak the weed out of my system. Nope. Sat in my car at the donut shop for about 2 hours, then finally made my way to the hotel where I wasn’t sure if I’d even remember where my car was the next morning. Stumbled into my hotel room and slept it off.

They gave me a free cookie at the dispensary. I’ve tucked it away in a drawer in my kitchen. I dare not eat it…yet.

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