My older sister is the person who let me try marijuana for the first time.
I was in my last semester of high school and had already finished my classes and was accepted into college by that point.
My sister was visiting on spring break from her university across the country, and she had a joint with her that she scored for an old high school friend in our neighborhood. I had always wanted to try marijuana, but I wanted to finish high school and get accepted into college first. That was a smart idea, because I immediately loved the plant the first time I tried it. It gave me a sense of peace, calmness, and euphoria that I had never felt before in my life. I spent a good portion of the summer before starting college smoking whatever marijuana my friends and I could get our hands on. These were usually small dime bags that we would divide up amongst ourselves. It amazes me now when I think about how much cannabis I use in a month compared to when I was 18. Back then I was slowly becoming partial to hybrid strains like I am now. They’re a good balance of both sativas and indicas. You can get some of the cerebral mental effects of sativas with the calming stress relief of an indica. One of my favorite hybrid strains is OG Kush, which has become monolithic in the cannabis community. Although it’s precise origins and genetics are shrouded in mystery, it was birthed in California at some point in the 1990s.