I remember so clearly the first time I got into a fight with my wife.
We had only been together for a few months after marrying right out of high school.
We were both kids, even though we didn’t know it at the time, and we both had a lot of growing up to do. That first fight was about marijuana, a topic that had literally never come up before. I was at a party, having some drinks, and tried smoking a joint for the first time. My wife was furious I had used medical cannabis, and I was confused as to why she was so angry. Of course at that time medical cannabis use was still completely illegal, but I still didn’t know why it made her angry. I still think about it often, because I still don’t understand why anyone would get so upset about medical cannabis. Even though medical cannabis was illegal for decades, at no point was it immoral or evil. It is impossible for a plant to be evil, quite frankly, and when someone gets visibly upset at something like medical cannabis, it tells me that person has issues. My wife and I split up soon after that, and she mistakenly told people that our divorce was because of medical cannabis. It wasn’t about that at all, medical cannabis was just the flashpoint. The truth is that we divorced because she was so distraught about me smoking medical cannabis that it showed me a different, ugly side of her, and I no longer wanted to spend my life with her.