I recently turned 50 years old. Fifty, can you believe it? Quite frankly I’m surprised I lived this long, considering my past history of drug use and heavy drinking. Staring down the barrel of 50, and having to wrap my head around the concept of being an “old timer” was pretty depressing. I have long ago stopped doing any hard drugs, and although I enjoy a drink or two I have cut down on that, as well. One thing I will never stop doing is smoking cannabis. I started smoking pot when I was 15, and at this point it is a normal part of my life. Medical cannabis is a redundant term, because all cannabis is medicinal, even when you use it recreationally. I spent decades smoking cannabis when the government said it was bad. Because of this, and many other factors, I don’t trust the government (or the cops) and never will. Just because the authorities say that cannabis is legal doesn’t mean I trust them. They legalized cannabis because they needed the money, and because the voters demanded it. Politicians used to make money from cannabis by taking bribes from the tobacco and alcohol industries to keep it illegal. Now that I am 50 I can see things so much more clearly, and to keep myself from getting depressed I keep smoking cannabis all day, every day. If I have any advice for the youth, it’s this – keep smoking marijuana, don’t trust the government, and never let your guard down. Above all else, never trust anything the cops tell you.