Medical cannabis can be expensive and difficult to access, both in the underground market and legal dispensaries. I’ve done a little internet research on the topic, finding suggestions like this:

1. Gay bars can be bud friendly. (Problems: I don’t drink and I’m not gay. Then there’s the cost for some make-up and a haircut. Plus, I’m too old to go out on the town.)

2. Rock concerts. (Problems: Cost and noise level. You might end up asking an undercover cop for bud, or someone under 18 years old. And you have to be really sociable with a bunch of strangers, most of whom are not viable connections.)

3. Call a taxi. (Problems: Cost to reactivate my phone and for a cab ride around the city. Potential for asking an undercover cop, posing as a taxi driver, where I can find some bud.)

4. Try a street corner. (Problems: Safety. More risk that the product will be contaminated. Then there’s the undercover cop who arrests you for asking about bud.)

In reviewing all the different ways I’ve obtained access to bud in the past, it occurred to me that boyfriends have usually been a good source. (Problems: I don’t know how to find a boyfriend and I don’t want a boyfriend.) But do I need to be looking for a boyfriend or just a social connection?

I’ve learned that you have to pay a membership fee for most matchmaking websites, except Plenty of Fish. But the reviews for Plenty of Fish are not that great. Complaints include a forum that doesn’t have any moderators, so there’s a lot of troll activity. (Yuck, I hate trolls.)

I have very little experience with Craig’s List, but at least it’s free. And there’s a category for those who aren’t looking for a mate, called “Strictly Platonic.” (I wonder, how often does the DEA troll Craig’s List?)

I haven’t posted a personal notice, but I’m thinking about it. However, I did email a few people I found on Craig’s List… and it appears there’s no way to escape the trolls. Stay tuned… 🙂

(Photo taken 4/17/2015.)

12 thoughts on “Boyfriends And Buds

  1. Good thinking! You’re being very logical and sensible about this – that’ll keep you safe. I’m eager to hear how this experiment goes and I truly wish you the very best of luck.

    You deserve a break from your misery!

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  2. I’ve always found marijuana use higher among smokers in general. Not a hard and fast rule, but it’s more often true than not. So when I was hunting for bud, I’d never ask a non-smoker. Universities are good place to look; uni bars even better. Many new age people also partake, tho those that don’t will give you a lecture about what you’re putting into your body if you make the mistake of asking them!

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        • Did you ever see the TV show “21 Jump Street” with Johnny Depp? What do you think undercover cops look like these days? Are they a young Johnny Depp or an old woman who looks like a school teacher (that’d be me)?

          Perhaps the DEA has made me a little paranoid. But still, the thought of hanging out at a loud, university dive, trying to find the courage to ask some young stranger where I can find some bud… well, that doesn’t sound like fun to me. 🙂

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        • Ugh, trust me, the first time you ask ANYONE for smoke you’ll be asked if you’re an undercover cop. I was asked that once because I’d just come back from a visit in NL where the buzz word was ‘grass’. Not the correct ‘in’ word! That’s a big part of the problem – if you don’t know what the buzz word is in your area you’ll just have difficulty (do you call it grass, smoke, bud, weed, MJ, green, bob, or something new?). Hell, one place I lived called it ‘sweaters’ (got any sweaters?).

          I hope you can find something. And the DEA SHOULD make you paranoid. That’s its number 1 function, isn’t it? 😉

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  3. You could vacation in Anchorage or Wasilla, AK for a while. It’s the perfect time of year up there. I’ve heard sources are quite plentiful and reliable, not that I can actually confirm this 😉

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  4. I’m going to go out on a limb here, and hope you are not offended.

    Have you ever considered a GoFundMe to raise money for your move to Colorado? From what I understand if you raise under $20,000 it is considered a “gift” and not subject to taxation. The problem with Gofundme is that you have to have a lot of Facebook friends to donate money to you and/or advertise your Gofundme, as it works in coordination with Facebook. Just setting up a Gofundme will get you nowhere. However, depending how many followers you have on this site that might help, too. It’s a matter of getting your project noticed. I would definitely contribute as would many of your followers I’m sure.

    I went into my dentist’s office the other day and some guy had his Gofundme project advertised on the bulletin board. Probably not the best place to advertise for an organic farming business but a dispensary might be a good place to put up a sign in the hopes of attracting more notice from people who can identify with your plight. It might also be a good place to ask around for where Maria and Juana live in the meantime.

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    • Another blogger made the same suggestion. And I’m not easily offended, so all suggestions are welcome. However, I draw the line at selling my body, mostly because it’s not worth anything. 🙂

      But, besides not having a significant Facebook presence on the net, I just feel uncomfortable asking strangers for money. After all, nothing is free. Not really.

      Most of the people I come in contact with are struggling, just like me. Asking them to struggle even further because I need to move to Colorado doesn’t seem very fair. But you are very kind to say that you would donate. 🙂

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      • I understand how you feel, but I disagree that it is “unfair” to ask for help. Difficult, yes. Unfair, no. In most societies until recently the only way for people to survive was to help each other out. Most people going solo wouldn’t make it, and you see this a lot in places like Mexico where people depend on a network of friends and family to survive. “Rugged individualism” is a myth. It is sad that we have lost that tradition of mutual assistance to the point we are ashamed to ask for help. If struggling people won’t help each other out who will?

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        • Blogging is a way of asking for help. When others read and comment on my blog, I receive the free gift of their attention. (Priceless.) And when people view and like my art therapy, it gives me an incentive to keep doing it. (Free therapy.) In other words, I’ve asked for and received lots of help.

          But asking for money is a little different than asking for help. And yes, there’s some shame in it, but there’s also shame in asking for more when you have enough to survive. At least for today. 🙂

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