I was at the marijuana dispensary looking to see what kind of items I could purchase with my medical marijuana card. We were talking to the gentleman who handled medical marijuana patients and he was talking about marijuana edibles. I had never used marijuana and already I was getting turned off by the odor in the marijuana dispensary. I told him I didn’t think I could use anything, from the way it smelled. He said that marijuana edibles could be the perfect thing for me. There was no odor and if I got the proper marijuana edible, it would be hardly noticeable. I wasn’t so sure it was going to work, but I figured what the heck? I wasn’t sure marijuana was going to work for me, whether it was marijuana edibles, or the stinky stuff that you smoked. I took it home and read the directions on the package. It read to use only a half of one marijuana edible and not take more for at least two hours after the first half. I thought this was silly. How could one half of a marijuana edible that wasn’t any bigger than a gummy bear, do anything for anyone. I ate half of the marijuana edible and went into the living room and sat down. I was expecting strange colors and other weird side effects. Instead, I felt a mild calm come over me about forty-five minutes later. My anxiety was overtaken by a feeling of wanting to talk and I was even singing to the radio. I called my mom and had the best talk we had had in years.