Right now, weed exists in an in-between state. It’s not quite legal, but it’s not quite illegal either. It’s accepted, but not totally normalized. It’s not quite medicine and it’s not quite a beer and it’s not quite green juice, either. Whether the police treat it as a big deal or not depends on who you are and where you live.
It’s all in flux, so it’s tricky to know the right way to talk about it — but that’s also why, on this week’s show, we wanted to try. We started with a very basic question. What do you do when you get high?
Molly: Do you like to go out into the world high or do you primarily like to be at home?
Allison: Be at home. Surrounded by all my comforts.
Molly: Are there comforts that are particularly beloved to you while you are high?
Allison: Yeah, I like my pillows. Sometimes I’ll just bring all the pillows from my bed and lie on them in the living room.
Molly: Like a little nest.
Allison: Like a little nest. I can’t eat like crunchy stuff when I’m high, because I might get dry mouth. So it’s like ice cream — or, honestly, Swiss Miss pudding is the best thing to eat while high.
Molly: A nice wet sweet.
We heard from Jia Tolentino, Aminatou Sow, Ben Sinclair, and Katja Blichfeld of High Maintenance — and a lot of our listeners. A few of the things they like to do:
- Watch romantic comedies
- Do some personal finance work
- Go to the grocery store
- Go to hot yoga
- Go running
- Marie Kondo the house
- Line up all my bottles and do my skin-care routine
- Get deep and dirty with ingrown pubic hairs
- Make art projects
- Hang out with my 2-year-old
- Go to the zoo
- Do gymnastics