Dear Cannabis: I want to take this opportunity, on the 10-year anniversary of our relationship, to tell you how much you mean to me. The instant our eyes met from across the room, we both knew there was a connection. I can still remember how your gorgeous, orange-tinted trichomes seemed to illuminate the entire room, filling the immediate area with your delectable lemon-and-skunk-scented haze. There were other people drinking, smoking and talking to you and I, but it was as if we were the only two in the room. Up to that point, I’d never experienced a state of relaxation so strong nor had food tasted so good. I even recall the way you made music, being in social settings and just sitting quietly better. That night, we laughed, we shared stories about life, and then, just as quickly as you had arrived, you were gone. It took me several days to get over the night we had spent together, and I know we promised to keep it a secret, but I can’t anymore: I love you, and I don’t care who knows.
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