Medical Marijuana – 24 October 2014

Posted: October 25, 2014 in Dialog, Prose
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24 August 2014

“HI, Dennis, I got a joke for you,” said Chuck.  There was this blind guy with a seeing-eye dog who would go to all the Maple Leaf hockey games. Every time they would leave the game they would stop for a while, the dog would cry.  A man who had noticed this on a number of times asked, ‘What does the dog do when the Leafs win?’ The blind man said, ‘I don’t know, I’ve only had him for six years.’

Later at the park, I asked the group if there had been any further news about the death of Alphonse. Outcast said, “It’s official, he was found hanged. Whether or not he took his own life nobody knows. I do know that he’s tried it before when he stayed with me. I had to haul him back off the balcony.”

I asked, “Do the police suspect that foul play was involved?” Mariah said, “This is Montreal we’re talking about. It’s a rough city. If he said the wrong thing to the wrong people, that’s all it would take. Personally, I think he was fucked.”

Outcast said, “I agree, he was fucked.”

Jacques said, “That’s another of us gone. I wonder who will be next.”

Little Jake put up his hand.

Mariah said, “Me.”

I asked her, “How have you been feeling lately? Is your back still giving you problems?”

“Well, my back always gives me problems. Some days are worse than others. Some days I can’t get out of bed. I’ve also got osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Either one of those is always acting up, but today isn’t too bad.”

“How has Joy been feeling?” I asked. “Is she getting out at all?”

“Yeah, she’s able to manage the stairs to come up to my place every once in a while. Big Jake was drunk yesterday. She’s still trying to get rid of him.”

I said, “I heard that she’s stopped panhandling because he takes any extra money she gets.”

Little Jake said, “Dennis, I’m sorry that I’m drunk.”

Jacques said, “You’re always drunk. You shouldn’t apologize for being drunk. You should apologize if you’re ever sober.”

“Yeah, ” he said, “That’s true.”

Outcast introduced me to Debbie. He said to me, “You mentioned, the other day, something about a TV interview. I’ve been giving it some thought and Debbie and I may be interested.”

“That’s great,” I said, “I’ll let my brother-in-law know. He has all the contacts.”

Debbie said, to me, “Just today I lost my job. I’ve been bullied lately and had a letter I was going to hand in concerning the situation, when I heard about losing my job. I have some mental illness. I get very depressed sometimes.”

I said, “I also have mental illness: bipolar, paranoid personality and obsessive compulsive disorders. I’ve taken medication for them for the past twenty-five years.”

Debbie said, “I have borderline personality disorder. I also take medication, and I have a prescription for medical marijuana. I still have to pay five dollars per gram. I won’t be able to afford that, now that I don’t have a job.”

Outcast said, “We should all move to Smith Falls, they’ve turned the old Hershey plant into a medical marijuana operation. Maybe they’d give out free samples.”



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  2. glenn2point0 says:

    From Hershey to marijuana is quite a shift. Mind you, Hershey’s would be great for the “munchies”.


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