Gene never smokes weed.
I’ve known him for years, and I had never seen him partake even once.
He didn’t like to drink booze or smoke tobacco very often, either. His main problem with weed was that it was illegal at the time. Also, he was afraid it would mess with his blood pressure, because Gene had chronically high blood pressure. Last year the state overwhelmingly voted to legalize medical and recreational cannabis use, and I thought it was time to give Gene a little cannabis education. I asked him to come with me to the local cannabis dispensary, where I had booked a one-hour meeting with their head budtender. First of all it was important that he not try to smoke cannabis, because any kind of smoking is bad for a person’s blood pressure. Gene did have a lot of options when it came to edibles and vape products. Once again, due to his elevated blood pressure it was probably smart to avoid vape products, although their impact on blood pressure is not yet determined. Cannabis gummies and edibles could provide the physical relaxation Gene needed without making him feel stoned or loopy. I made sure that I was present the first time Gene took cannabis edibles, because I just had to see what he was like. The edibles made Gene so mellow and relaxed, and he was much sillier than usual. I prefer to smoke my cannabis instead of eating it, but I have to admit that hanging out with Gene when he was stoned was a lot of fun. I want to do it again soon.