What is a stoner? The most classic answer you’d probably encounter is “lazy”. Well here’s the thing, I don’t really identify with that assessment, and I can think of hundreds if not thousands of people who don’t either.
I sit here writing this article, smoking a lovely bong and staring out my dining room window. Knowing full well that I am a stoner. I am however, a very productive member of society. Which is why I’ve decided to write this article. Once a month, I’d like to showcase different ways that I live my life as a “stoner”. Because although I use cannabis every day, I am not a lazy person that cannot contribute to their own world. In fact, I think the use of cannabis has widened my worldview immensely. So I’d like to use this opportunity to share with you ways I am personally showing the world what a “stoner” really is. And today’s journey, is all about the children… who are our future. (See what I did there?)
It’s August which means back to school! I remember back to school shopping as a little kid so well. I was raised by a single father who did his best for me, and I’ve always appreciated it. The truth is though, we didn’t really have any money for anything extra. Once a year, I would get to go clothes shopping and school supply shopping at the same time. I have such a fond memory of those times, and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. That’s why I decided to personally help out some families in need this school year.
I was lucky enough to be invited to an event local to my area in Colorado at KayKay’s Space. KayKay’s is an airbnb that also dual operates as a private cannabis event venue. On August 11th I got my whole team together to head to Wal-Mart and help keep some kids hope alive for the future. We had a blast shopping together, it was reminiscent of those times when my dad would take me to pick out my new backpack to match my binder. If you want to see more of this day, there will be an episode about it on my show Arend Loves You on TheWeedTube. Posted every Sunday. Check it out!
I decided to get four backpacks FULL of supplies. Each one came with a binder, folders, notebooks, art supplies (crayons, colored pencils and markers), pens, pencils, and more! Two of the bags were donated on behalf of TheWeedTube, and the other two were personally donated by me. I also picked up a real cute silver Bronco bag for some lucky kid who loves sports AND flash.
Upon arriving at KayKay’s Space we were greeted by quite a few other “stoners”. All kinds of different people from different walks of life gathered together for one common goal. To spread a little hope to the children out there who need it this school year.
So, what is a “stoner”? Well, this week a stoner is a person who cares about the education of our youth. A stoner is someone who helps those who need in when they are able. Not for personal gain, but because we would want someone to help us, and we can recognize that. Be a stoner everyone. It’s good for you heart.