For her birthday, one of Mary Biekert’s daughters asked for something she’d never gotten before: a marijuana tour of Chicago.
So there was Biekert on a recent Saturday night, with her two adult daughters in a private smoking lounge in the city where a tour bus had dropped them off, getting lessons in how to roll a joint and smoke a bong. The daughters, who live near St. Louis, had brought their own pot after spending three hours in line to buy from a licensed store in downstate Collinsville.
Their mother had never gotten high before, and never had the desire to try. But she recently had enjoyed using CBD, a component of marijuana that doesn’t get users high, for joint pain and anxiety. “Things are so different now since they legalized it,” she said, “so I figured I might as well.”
The tour guide, a rapper named Infinite, showed the ladies the proper way to smoke a bong, which resembles a large, vertical glass pipe filled with water to cool the smoke. He warned that the high would be pretty intense, then congratulated them: “Now that’s how you hit a bong!” [Read more at Chicago Tribune]
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