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    Posted December 29, 2013 by
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    Does marijuana help you?

    I want miles on my credit card for legal pot buys in CO

    Do I really smoke pot for medical reasons or is it just my idea of fun?
    By Mike G

    Back in 1972 I was a freshman in HIGH school and trying to figure out how I was going to be able to sit still in class and actually graduate. All through elementary & jr high I was in trouble for something and don’t remember doing any kind of studying. Always getting yelled at and smacked by Dad while be told to shut up and sit still by everybody!
    See now a days they would diagnose me with ADD or some other childhood malady and load me up with meds. But early in 1972 one of my pals stole some weed from an older brother just back from Nam. We pedaled our bikes out in the woods and practically coughed up our virgin lungs taking our first tokes. After several coughing fits I started to feel like I was normal and not figitetty any more. I might want to get some more of this stuff, who cares if it’s illegal. By the summer of 73 I got a job at the college in my hometown and now had cash and access to plenty of weed. Spent the rest of HIGH school high and actually smoked, before school, during school, after school before work and then after work. No ill effects and I was now able to act normal, nobody ever guessed I was high.
    Stoned for all of the 80’s, 90’s and still toking after all these years. Never got busted, never crashed a car or motorcycle after driving hundreds of thousands of miles all over the country high! I have lived life high on pot for over 40 years now with no ill health affects, maybe it’s the CBD’s. Smoked hand rolled joints rolled from non-tested and not legal weed of unknown sources all these years. Recently started vaping to ease up on the coughing from joint smoking.
    Never really had a problem finding pot to buy even with the war of weed having lived in NY, FL, NC & now back in FL. How much money has been spent on stopping pot in the US? Ya they are doing a great job.
    In July of 2011 I started researching public companies that were in the field of medical marijuana and investing in the industry ever since. With weed becoming legal in CO I am planning on making a Harley trip there this summer and yes I will ride Rocky Mountain High.
    Since last fall I have been volunteering with “United for Care” in Florida collecting petitions to get MMJ on the ballot for 2014. Bills have been introduced in Tallahassee the last several years only to be ignored by the state legislators.
    Maybe somebody should test me and see if I have any ill health effects from being such a law breaker and toker for all these years.
    So how do we answer the question at the beginning of this story?

    Trust me there are many others just like me, Mike G

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