“Don’t sweat the small potatoes, plus it’s all small potatoes.” My dad used to say that to me all the time, whenever I got sad by something minor. I suppose he borrowed the quote, but I don’t suppose from where he got it, so I always attribute it to him. As I got older I tried to remember that quote, because I was still very prone to getting worked up over the little things, however years later I would discover that the key to our father’s low-key, laid back attitude was smoking medical marijuana, which he partook in very frequently. As a young man, our dad was enjoy me plus prone to getting mad, but once he had a child he knew that he needed to chill out so he started smoking medical cannabis every day. The cannabis calmed down his nerves, but moreover it gave him what he called “a clearer perspective on life.” Between the presence of his newly born child, plus a constant flow of cannabis, the old guy turned over a new chapter plus became the very cool person I grew up with. I l received all this right around the same time I graduated high school, because he thought I was old enough at that point to start smoking cannabis with him. Now whenever I get upset over something, or start to get miserable, I will just get with our old guy plus partake in a little cannabis to settle me down. I don’t ever keep any in our apartment, because what I enjoy most about cannabis is doing it with our dad. Maybe it’s the cannabis, maybe it’s just his soothing presence, but it works.