I’m a “newer” grower (again.) I didn’t know where to post my waxing nostalgia. I’m a child of the 60’s that didn’t smoke at all for a very long time. As an older gent, I’m a predominantly medical user now and have recently decided to grow for the properties of specific strains that I can harvest.
How many older folks here remember the following from circa mid-70’s.
We never knew there was a differentiation between indica and sativa. In fact, nearly all of the weed we could get our hands on we remember as having sativa properties.
If you grew then it was outside in the very middle of someone’s agricultural field of something (corn in my case) so that it would be discrete.
We sat around with our pals and toked fatties all day long and never got too stoned. Today’s weed, by comparison, is one hit and your done for a few hours. The consistent high-potency we get these days is absolutely incredible.
Strains were relatively unheard of. You might gets your hands on something called Maui Wowie a couple of times a year, but your bag always had seeds in it and these pet names were more of a novelty than they were an indication of quality of the smoke.
If you are like me you had a half-dozen peeps you hung out with. You all pitched in for a quarter-pound for $90.00. You sold 2 ounces of it and kept 2 ounces for an effective cost of $20 an ounce. It took the half-dozen of you all of 4 or 5 days to smoke up the 2 ounces.
An abundance of leaves and certainly a lot of seeds were always populous in your bag.
My how times have changed.