I’d like to get on a distinct level with y’all if I may perhaps, a tiny philosophical if you will. I would like to speak about what it indicates to be a stoner. We’ve in all probability all been named one particular far more than as soon as (or 100) occasions in our lives. Lots of of us have also referred to ourselves as stoners. What does that word even imply any longer? Is our idea of what tends to make a particular person a stoner even the identical as it was 10 or 20 years ago? Does one particular only require to smoke from a bong? Or is there far more to it than that?
What Does it Imply to be a Stoner?
When you believe of the archetypal stoner, what, or rather who do you believe of? Do you believe of the stereotypical hippie lookin dude with dirty white boy dreadlocks, Birkenstocks and a tie dye Grateful Dead t-shirt? Do you believe of a guy on a skateboard who talks with a slow California surfer drawl? Do you even image a man?
More than the years the demographic of the standard cannabis user has changed fairly a bit. Thanks legalization, far more “regular people” are attempting and on a regular basis making use of cannabis than in prior decades. The typical stoner now wears a suit and tie or blouse and goes into the workplace every single day. The typical stoner is a mom who loads her bubbler immediately after perform in lieu of a glass of wine.
What does it imply to be a stoner then? Is it a person who just merely enjoys smoking weed, or is there far more to it? Hardcore cannabis enthusiasts like to claim that smoking weed is far more than just a life style: it is a way of life, what ever that indicates. I’m not one particular of these people today. I really like smoking weed, and I really like smoking a lot of it, but the reality that I do it, does not define who I am as a particular person. It may perhaps define some of you, but definitely there are these of you out there who seriously just believe of cannabis as a plant that you smoke for enjoyment, or use medicinally to achieve what can’t be completed by frequent medicine alone.
Are We All Stoners?
Are we all stoners then by virtue of our proximity to pot? I suppose that you could say that, although I doubt the mom who heard about cannabis though at brunch with her gal pals would like to be referred to as such. With so lots of people today from distinct backgrounds now attempting (and loving) cannabis, is it seriously fair to say that the archetype of the stoner nonetheless exists? Difficult to say, seriously. Of course the guy that I described above is nonetheless about he occurs to be one particular of my neighbors. You can’t say that he is the stereotypical cannabis user any longer, in particular not when far more girls than ever prior to are attempting cannabis. Are none of us stoners any longer? I do not keep in mind the final time I referred to myself as one particular. I really feel like self identifying as a stoner is one thing that you in all probability should really have grown out of when you attain your mid twenties at the extremely least.
Okay, that is sufficient philosophy for now. Let’s spark one particular!
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