Confession: I do not like the phrase “getting high”.
I know that apparently places yours truly in yet another ultra-minor minority (one that even seems to oppose High Times Magazine), but let’s dig deeper here.
“Sad Loser” Thought Experiment:
A young lad of teenage quality seeks to enter the realm of cannabis (likely calling it ganja to be hip, or such) for the first time without sufficient prior knowledge of this potentially very powerful plant (nor anyone to function as a cannabis guide). After (maybe surreptitiously) acquiring a “dime bag” from someone wearing a black t-shirt with some explicit (or implicit) expletive against the status quo, and some rolling papers (and perhaps a lighter) from the local gas station market, the newbie/amateur/rookie finds a secretive location to “get high”.
After rolling a horrible joint (but for the sake of this experiment, a passable one), one (or more) lighter “snaps” later, an inhale and a lot of coughing even later than that, and we have a “high” individual. Right?
Feel free to comment at this point, dear reader, but Part 2 will begin to examine the problem with assuming highness in this case.