Our friend group has always been very tight and close.
We are a collection of outcasts, for one reason or another, who find comfort and stimulation in each other’s company.
This means long weekends of hanging out together and doing very little but talk, play games, and smoke. The lockdown didn’t impact us very much, because we ignored it and hung out just as much as ever. No social distancing for us, but we never had outsiders over, it is always just the same group of people so I think that helped to minimize the risks. Besides, we are sharing a bong and smoking cannabis together, which means we are freely sharing germs anyway. Marijuana is known for causing coughing fits, which is a surefire way to spread germs throughout an entire dwelling. At this point we have all accepted that if one of us get COVID, all of us will get COVID, but it’s a small price to pay to keep hanging out and smoking cannabis together. Actually one of us, Kendra, decided she wanted to minimize her risks, so all she uses is marijuana edibles, and she keeps her mask on when she hangs out. We tell her that she is still at risk, even without smoking marijuana with us, and it may not be reducing her risks very much at all. Whatever the case, we support her choice to use cannabis edibles because it gives her a greater sense of calm, which helps her relax and have fun like normal. Actually, I am starting to enjoy the cannabis edibles myself!