Welcome to “Is It Worth the High?”, where our writers see newly released movies, listen to the latest album drops, and try other experiences while high to determine whether they’re worth your time, money, and most importantly, your cannabis buzz. This week, Dante Jordan reflects back on a tumultuous year to determine whether 2017 was worth everyone’s high.
Products Enjoyed: Everything: blunts, joints, bowls, bongs, dabs, edibles—you get the point.
High Experienced (1-10): All. Of. It: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter—however high you got and wherever that high took you.
It’s easy to look back at 2017 and feel like it was one of the worst years ever. That’s because it was. Between all of the political chaos, natural disasters, and seemingly-monthly mass shootings, every memory of the year seems to bring pain. I mean, shit, the first thing we did as a nation was on January 20, 2017, when we named the host of The Apprentice the 45th President of the United States. That’s how you know everything was headed downhill.
We had the Charlottesville rally that led to the death of Heather Heyer. The same rally that Donald Trump defended by saying there were some good people within a mob of Nazis and white supremacists.
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We had the travel ban, which was designed to prohibit an entire religion of people from entering our country for no statistically valid reason.
Combine all of that with the fact that we had the Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting, the Las Vegas shooting, the Ariana Grande concert bombing, Hurricanes Irma, Maria, and Harvey, and 2017 feels like stab wound after stand wound.
So if you ask, “Was 2017 worth the high?”, you really have to take