What's the most amazing that has happened to you while stoned?
Posted on September 26 2017
‘Hey, remember that time we were so stoned that…’ Yeah that is the beginning of many a conversation I have with my friends, acquaintances and also people I barely even know. Whichever way you look at it, smoking cannabis is a great social tool which opens you up to amazing bonding experiences and, well, just general experiences.
You can’t deny that some pretty amazing things happen to you when you’re stoned, whether this be the expected as mentioned above or in some instances, happenings made all the more amazing when put into the context of you being high. This can even be events that aren’t particularly special on the surface, but at the time meant a lot or amazed you. I’m sure everyone who smokes has a list, whether this be a formal one or simply mental notes, of the best things that have ever happened to them whilst stoned.
For me personally, I can think of a number of high times (pun intended) that have, in hindsight or at the time, led me to think that amazing things truly do happen when you’re stoned.
One of my personal favourite moments would be in Amsterdam of all places. It was the first time I ever went to Amsterdam, I believe I had just turned 18 and it was my first time out of the country with my friends and I could not have been more excited. Naturally, I was really, and I mean really, baked so obviously I had a severe case of the munchies, however, like any 18 year old let out of the country with no supervision, I had essentially blown the majority of my money on sweets, crisps and a little bit of beer. My friends suggested KFC (c’mon we were stoned!) and thus we went to see The Colonel. To cut a long story short, while waiting in the queue, a kind gentlemen, whose eyes were clearly bigger than his stomach, offered me a sizeable portion of chicken from some form of bucket meal. As you can imagine, I nearly bit his hand off accepting his gracious offering. I did not go hungry that day!
Now, there is very little which is remarkable in that story, it follows the simplistic ‘Good Samaritan’ story format, me playing the part of ‘the traveller’ which is made amazing as a result of the timing. When you take into account both that I was stoned and stone broke, it almost seems like a miracle.