I spent three years in prison, for reasons I would rather not get into right now.
Before that I was a huge pothead, smoking weed from when I woke up until I went to bed at night.
Once I was inside, those days were behind me. Like a lot of inmates I focused on my body, sculpting it with weight lifting and cardio training – because what else did I have to do with my time? Then my cellmate started to educate me about the aspect of holistic health. I had never heard of holistic health at the time, but Jim was a former yoga instructor who had used recreational cannabis as a tool for enlightenment. We had no recreational cannabis in prison, but we had all the time in the world to practice yoga and meditation. Now that I am a free man I still practice yoga and meditation every day, although now I always include recreational pot as part of the process. Jim was 100% correct about the spiritual level that can be achieved when combining meditation and recreational cannabis. I am an ex-con and still on parole, which means that I shouldn’t be using recreational cannabis just yet. Thankfully my parole officer doesn’t drug test for medical or recreational cannabis products, so I feel free to use as much as I want to improve my mental health. I still communicate with my old cell mate Jim from time to time, who moved to a recreational cannabis commune after he got out of prison. When my parole is up I would like to go visit him.