I remember so clearly the first time I got into a confrontation with my spouse.
We had only been together for a few weeks after marrying right out of high college.
We were both kids, even though the people I was with and I didn’t guess it at the time, and the people I was with and I both had a lot of growing up to do; that first confrontation was about marijuana, a topic that had literally never come up before, however i was at a gathering, having some drinks, and tried smoking a joint for the first time, and my spouse 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, even though I still didn’t guess why it made her angry. I still think about it often, because I still don’t understand why anyone would get so aggravated 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 aggravated at something akin to medical cannabis, it tells me that women have issues. My spouse 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 the people I was with and I also divorced because she was so distraught about me smoking medical cannabis that it showed me a different, ugly side of her, and I definitely no longer wanted to spend my life with her.