Friday, August 27, 2010

You Should Limit Your Use of the Chronic When You Are Healthy

I used to be fairly dead-set against the use of the Chronic. We called it drugs in the olden days. It was illegal then, and it's illegal now, but the science is pretty clear: that Chronic will just make you giggle and fall down a lot. It's not like Angel Dust. Heavens, in this country, the Chronic and Angel Dust were the end all and the be all of demented trips through fire and hell and screaming and cops and gunfire. Americans once lived in a form of gripped terror at the thought of naked men on Angel Dust, riding motorcycles and swinging Harley chains. Those days are now gone.

Mary Louise Parker has a show on called Weeds (I've watched it, and it's pretty good but I don't obsess over it like I did when Gilmore Girls was on) What's here to stay is a more pleasant and tolerant view of using the old Chronic:

O.K., here’s what happened. I was at a party, and I’d been kind of sick recently. I was in the hospital and on some really heavy antibiotics. But I went to this party anyway, and I was in the bathroom the whole night, on the floor. I was just so ill. Somebody at the party was like, “The only thing that’s going to help your nausea is marijuana.” And I’m like, “I don’t have any!” But then I remembered, somebody had given me a pot lollipop.
A lollipop made with THC?
Yeah. We did something about pot lollipops on Weeds. But those were props, obviously. Then somebody gave me some real ones. People give me pot all the time. I put them up in my closet, on the very, very top shelf, where I keep all my shoes, just so my kids wouldn’t find them. I don’t need that.
Why did you keep them at all?
I guess I thought … I don’t know. Maybe I’d have guests over to the house and they’d want to … ? I have no clue what I thought I was going to do with them.
So remember, she does have that show, and it's supposed to be a clever way of promoting the show to talk about things like the Chronic when pesky media people try to interview you, but nevertheless. Watch out when you admit you've broken the law.

No comments:

Post a Comment