Marijuana Is Now Legal In Colorado!

Purple OG Kush (click for larger)

Actually, I started this article last Thursday night and the title actually said “Washington” then. But I got so excited for them being the first state to experience legalization that I hit the old vape a little too hard and couldn’t actually finish.

I haven’t written anything in a few weeks, mostly because I’ve been doing a bunch of research on cooking with cannabis…how to do it more easily, plus trying out a bunch of new recipes. Some worked great, some didn’t, but they all required a decent amount of prep time, materials, and then…recovery. Seriously. This stuff really takes time to do right, even though it sounds all like fun.

Anyway, I got into some kind of writing slump too, and although I’ve been answering people like crazy both here and on reddit, it’s been going on too long to be comfortable. I suspected I had gotten my receptors in a rut again, so on a whim I decided I would try something totally different.

So I opened up my Tightvac stash box, containing samples of over half a dozen different strains I bought on my first few dispensary trips 2 1/2 years ago. And guess what? Everything was still working fine, although a bit drier. Three hits from White Widow and I felt good again!

And next time someone in /r/saplings asks if weed will still be good two weeks after he bought it, I can send him to this article.

Oh yeah, congratulations to both Colorado and Washington!

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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