There are a lot of people in my family that regularly drink beer and alcohol.
No one ever gives them a hard time and they don’t get accused of being alcoholics even if they drink five nights a week.
Still, I get not shaft from my family because I like to use recreational marijuana. I don’t drink, because I know there is a lot of alcoholism in my family. I don’t want to end up in prison or in an early grave. I chose to use recreational marijuana when I want to take a break and relax. My dad found out that I have been using recreational marijuana. He pulled me aside one day to have a talk. It felt more like an intervention, if you ask me. Just because I like marijuana and use it frequently for fun does not mean that I am a bad person. I pay my bills just like everyone else. I have a mortgage and a car payment and I still pay my insurance each month. Using recreational marijuana does not affect my day-to-day focus or ambition. It simply gives me a way to let off steam without worrying that I will become an alcoholic like the other members of my family. I honestly think that my dad would do very well using marijuana. That guy has terrible nerves and anxiety. I think marijuana would give him a break, but he agrees with everyone else and believes that marijuana is a drug that will lead me into a life on the streets of crime and prostittution.