Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Open a Box of Smarties

I was walking Buster through the high school parking lot the other day when I saw an interesting looking container on the ground. I nudged it with my toe a couple of times while Buster waited with infinite patience and eventually I decided that it was worth bending over to pick it up. Believe me; I have picked up more than my share of odd things in my travels.

It turned out that it was a container to hold “One Pre-Rolled Cannabis Joint” that had 23.0% THC. I could only keep Buster in one place for so long, so we continued on our way and I put the container in my pocket. The good thing about walking a dog is that they have a never ending interest in the smell of other dog’s urine. While he was deciding male/female…friend/foe, I tried to get the top off of the container. Not as easy as you might think. I managed to pull the outer casing off of the thing, but that’s as far as I could get in 30 second stops.



When we got home I went down to the workshop to figure out how to open my new find. I had visions of a free joint! The way I figured it is that if I couldn’t get the damned thing open when I was straight, there was no way a stoned high school kid could do it in a dark car. Well, cudos to the youth of today because when I finally managed to open it (push and twist the lid clockwise) the only thing inside was the smell of the joint. Oh well, it is still a cool container for something.

I can’t help but wonder what a joint costs in the stores now that it is legal. I am pretty sure that to make the container would cost more than I used to pay for an ounce. I am talking fifty years ago of course, but still.

I just checked it out on Google and a joint in Alberta would cost me $6.64 and I am assuming there would be GST on top of that, so $7.50 or $8.00. Not bad I guess, but it depends on how long the high lasts and how strong it is. I will probably never find out, partly because I am pretty cheap and also the last time I smoked 35 years ago I went into kind of a catatonic shock. Not sure that it would be worth it. If I develop some kind of chronic pain, fuck Aspirin and Tylenol, I am using Maui Wowie, Acapulco Gold or Heavenly Sunset.


I am going to keep walking thru the high school parking lot because eventually there will be some kid that was like me when I couldn’t open a box of Smarties. Hell, I couldn’t decide what candy bar to buy in the first place

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