I don’t want to get into the whole sad story, but recently my parents both passed away in a car accident.
This left me, the oldest, as the legal guardian of my younger brother and sister.
I was attending college at the time, but of course dropped out and went back to the family home to take over caring for the kids. I am the oldest by six years, which isn’t a lot in terms of life experience, but I was all they had. For a few months I was grief-stricken, and eased my pain with alcohol and cannabis. Eventually I had to curb my appetites and start thinking about the long-term plan for the kids. We needed an income, and so I decided to turn a negative into a positive and start to grow and sell cannabis. I had a whole mason jar full of marijuana seeds that I had collected over the years, and this seemed like a good way to put them to use. I had the kids help me fill buckets with rich, nutritious soil and bring them into the garage, which would now be the cannabis grow room. I bought some special lights from the cannabis dispensary and hung them up, and then rigged a unique water-mist system to keep them hydrated. The great thing about working with cannabis plants is that you can get as stoned as you like and it doesn’t negatively impact the final results. I know that growing cannabis to support the family is not a great long-term plan, but for now it’s the best I got!