If stoners are supposedly shut-ins who do nothing but veg out in their dorms with their PS4’s all day, how do we account for the massive attendance numbers for events like Denver’s 4/20 Celebration, Seattle Hempfest, or the grandaddy of them all, the High Times Cannabis Cup? Even on a smaller scale, cannabis users are generally community-oriented folk who enjoy sharing their experience with kindred spirits. How else does one explain the success of a band like Phish?
They live in an old van down by the river
We all know it’s the stoners in the $3,000/month studios in mixed-use concrete buildings who are a greater threat to a pleasant city life than the guy who lives in a van down by the river. Trust me. I’ve actually lived in a van down by the river, I can say with certainty that only a few of my vandweller “neighbors” were active cannabis users. That’s why I’d go to friends’ fancy apartments to be social.
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Pete Cottell is a writer who did a lot of doobie-rolling when he lived in a van down by the river in Portland, OR. Follow him and his legalized shenanigans at @vanifestdestiny.