Dear Critic...

Dear Critic...

I got 99 problems and this is definitely one


Dear Critic,

My friend had a bad experience with weed on her first or second go and now won’t try it again. Our friend group is always smoking and I want to include her but she refuses to try again. But her bad experience was like three years ago so surely she can give it another shot?




Hi Simon,

Y’know, originally, I wrote a long response about how you can’t push people on these kinds of things and how a good headspace is necessary for any drug experience, and while that’s still true, I’ve got another solution.

Put a tab in her coffee. Send her on a journey. When she’s done, she’ll either be back in the sesh or out of the friend group. Either way, problem solved.

You gotta blow that “bad weed trip” from three years ago out of the water, and a re-introduction to weed just isn’t a big enough shock. You gotta bring out the big guns. After a hit like that, she’ll be able to take anything, right?

This can’t possibly backfire. Report back to me on how it goes. If she drops her place in the circle, I’ll rise to fill it.

Have a nice trip,

Anita Hardcoque 

This article first appeared in Issue 4, 2021.
Posted 2:00pm Sunday 21st March 2021 by Critic.