Movie night at the smoker’s lounge

Before Covid I used to love going to the movie theater. Not any more, and it isn’t just that I don’t feel safe crowded in with dozens of other people not wearing masks. It is also because there are fewer movies to see, and almost all of them are available streaming at home, which precludes the need to go to a theater at all. I found that I rarely missed going out to see a movie, because so many of them were at my fingertips already. Then the local cannabis dispensary and its smokers lounge decided to host a weekly movie night, and found that I could not resist the urge. The lounge was only of moderate size, but had squeezed in enough chairs for thirty people to comfortably enjoy the movie and smoke cannabis freely. The projector showed Half Baked on the wall, so it felt a little like a real movie theater. In truth, I don’t think Half Baked is very good unless you smoke cannabis throughout the entire film, so that’s what I did! That is what everyone did, and collectively we must have burned through three ounces of OG Kush through that movie. I requested that for the next movie night they show a better movie about marijuana, perhaps Dazed and Confused, or Humboldt County. There was really no reason they were restricted to showing movies involving cannabis – they could literally show any movie they wanted! I hope they start taking requests, because there are a lot of classic films I would like to watch at the cannabis dispensary.


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