Our friend group has always been particularly tight and close… All of us are a collection of outcasts, for one reason or another, who find comfort and stimulation in each other’s company. This means lengthy weekends of hanging out together and doing particularly little but talk, play games, and smoke cannabis. The lockdown didn’t affect us particularly much, because the group of us ignored it and hung out just as much as ever. No social distancing for us, however the group of us never had outsiders over. It is always just the same group of people so I know that helped to minimize the risks. Besides, the group of us are sharing a bong and smoking cannabis together, which means the group of us are freely sharing germs anyway. Marijuana is known for causing coughing fits, which is a surefire way to spread germs throughout an entire household. At this point the group of us have all accepted that if one of us gets COVID, all of us will get COVID, however it’s a small price to pay to keep hanging out and smoking cannabis together. Actually one of us, Kendra, made the choice she wanted to minimize her risks, so all she uses is marijuana edibles. She regularly keeps her mask on when she hangs out. All of us tell her that she is still at risk, even separate from smoking marijuana with us, and it may not be reducing her risks particularly much at all. Whatever the case, the group of us support her option to use cannabis edibles because it gives her a greater sense of peace, which helps her relax and have more fun. Actually, I am starting to appreciate the cannabis edibles also!