Sweet Sweet Mary Jane...
I love you like the lah, the ganja
Sensimilla, can I feel ya
All I wanna do is touch ya
The ultimate rush, you're drugs baby
- Notorious B.I.G.
My parents raised a good girl. Good grades, good citizen. Never got into fights, never showed out in class, respected my elders, and never ever used drugs. We were a clean cut middle class family. I admit, I was a poster child for D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education, yeah I know what it stands for!) when I was in high school. Then came college. I took a firm stand against drug abuse, even though I could smell it walking to class everyday, at sporting events, concerts, and in my dorm. I thought the drug kids were no good flunkies that would never amount to shit!
So there was this guy I liked. He was perfect. He was cool, he was sexy, he was fine..all that, then I found out he smoked weed. What a freaking waste...of course the inevitable happened. One night before a basketball he said, "C'mon Candee, just try it this once". Me and my best friend, sitting in a sweet pickles van taking a puff for the first time! (Do you remember that CEB?) After that I just did it every now and then, it didn't do much for me so I kept my distance. I graduated, moved to Raleigh and started my very mature "grown up" life. While all the junkies were still acting like children to me. Then someone else very special to me gave me some of that good marijuana..man..damn..why did he do that! I had graduated from college, landed a great job (that didn't drug test)..and I was loving the lah! Then its like I justified doing it! Just like they taught me not to do in DARE. Everyone else was..why shouldn't I. It was healthier than cigarettes!
My eyes were open to everything. I smelled it more, saw it more, knew the different types, and realized every rap song was talking about it! Jay-Z said "I'm feelin it through the high that you get from the lye. Feelin it if you feel it raise your l in the sky." Dr. Dre had a whole album called the Chronic. It did so well there was a Part II! And Big Boi and his cohorts are still talking about being on that Kryptonite. Now anyone who knows me, knows I love some Rick James..and Rick wrote a whole song about it..."I'm in love with Mary Jane. She's my main thing." Then there was De'Aneglo. I thought the song Brown Sugar was about a girl he was into! The whole song was about smoking weed! Whoa..blew my mind. Check it out here.
Now that I am a mom and a career woman, I can't do that like I used to. But don't get it twisted, if corporate America was not peeping over its shoulder for every little thing, I would puff at least once a week when the kids were gone and have a nice stiff drink to chase the smoke down. Whether you like purp, kush, haze, skunk, dro, or thai. Whether you call it hash, weed, chronic, Mary Jane, puff, or cannabis. Whether you like joints or blunts or bong...Drugs baby..the ultimate rush..
Now I know, its bad and I know I am sending the wrong message, but hopefully no youth read my blog. But you all are adults who make their own choices without peer pressure I hope. Its so natural, from the Earth...like vodka (which is made from grain or potatoes if you didn't know)! Think of how much the deficit would improve if they taxed it! So weigh in on this...is marijuana bad? If not, should it be legalized?