- Posted January 1, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Changed your mind about marijuana?
A CREATIVE HIGH
“My relationship to the 'blessed herb,' as the islanders call it, is one of respect and awe,” he said. “When a person smokes it properly, it awakens things in the mind and spirit that were asleep. I have never had a bad experience with cannabis. But I have had many bad experiences with alcohol until I slowed down and nearly eliminated my drinking.
”Do you wish recreational marijuana were legal in your state? Post your thoughts here.
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
I am in my 70s and grew up during the Flower Child Revolution. Curiously, I never got into smoking marijuana although I lived in Los Angeles, worked as a reporter for a daily newspaper and covered the Love-ins, student riots, anti-Vietnam war demonstrations, etc. Although I tried it a couple of times, it did nothing for me. It wasn't until I interviewed people like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson that I began understanding that the herbal plant known as ganja, pot, weed and the Blessed Herb in the Caribbean was something special. It made a person feel mellow and creative, it gave you a high without a hangover, and it even had a spiritual touch to it. To answer your question, yes, I would purchase this herb to smoke if it was legal where I live. I applaud the voters of Colorado for having the determination to tell the federal government that on the issue of making possession of marijuana illegal, you are wrong.