I wasn’t expecting to be doing this. I write in other places, and I thought I’d be talking about my weed experiments in those places, but friends urged me to keep it quiet for now, and I can definitely see their point. I may not be the average soccer mom, but I certainly don’t come across as someone who would be hanging out at home smoking a joint, and despite the fact that what I’m doing is perfectly legal, it still makes a lot of people uncomfortable.
And, as a matter of fact, I don’t smoke joints. I think they’re terrible for the lungs, and our family has an unfortunate history of lung problems. When I first started this little experiment, I was told water bongs were the way to go, since the water filters out so many of the toxins. A few days later I purchased a vaporizer, said to be better still for the lungs. It’s a small, Ego-T vape pen, and it works great for what I’m doing; trying out 1-2 puffs of a variety of marijuana strains in an effort to learn what might help my body.
So far, so good. I’m probably the only person using pot who actually tracks their results on a spreadsheet (weed nerd), and I am noticing an impressive difference in pain levels, but it’s too soon to tell whether this will be the way and the light, or just another failed experiment.