I’m broke as a joke, but I still need cannabis

I make the same amount of money as I used to, but the prices for everything have skyrocketed.

The only thing that hasn’t changed is my take-home pay.

The utility bills are higher, the cost of food at the grocery store keeps rising, and there seems to be nothing I can do about it! I don’t want to get a second job, and I don’t think I should have to! This country used to pay a living wage, but I guess those days are gone, aren’t they? Instead of working more hours I decided to tighten my belt. Now I drive less, I go out less, and I spend less money on cannabis. I used to smoke cigars, and stopped for budgetary reasons, but I can’t stop smoking cannabis. Cannabis is non-negotiable, it is the medicine I need to maintain my mental health and keep a positive outlook on life. I used to have the scary kind of depression, and flirted with suicidal tendencies for a while, but smoking cannabis helped calm my nerves and keep me tethered to reality. Without cannabis I lose touch with what’s important, and those old dark thoughts start to creep back in. I know that marijuana affects everyone differently, but for me it really is medicine, and I depend on it. If I have to eat nothing but Ramen Noodles every day, and drink tap water, it would be worth it so long as I could still afford cannabis. I am a lot more frugal, and usually smoke with knife hits, but I need my cannabis every single day.


Purple haze