Every year my Aunt Jenny got a book for the holidays! She was a legitimately sweet woman, firmly believed that books were the best gift for everyone! Perhaps that had something to do with her being a librarian, and one Thanksgiving when I was a teenager Aunt Jenny caught me smoking a joint on the back porch late at night. She didn’t say a word to me, or to my parents, and I thought she forgot about it. A month later she provided me with a special Christmas present, a book called A Home Grower’s Guide to Cannabis Plants. Aunt Jenny was a crucial command of education, and in her estimation me reading about botany was a fantastic reason to beginning growing cannabis, I never saw her smoke cannabis herself, but she definitely thought that it should be legalized, by giving me the information to grow my own marijuana plants she was helping me out in a few different ways, then learning about cannabis doesn’t happen in a vacuum, to understand it I had to learn more about botany as well as horticulture, then maybe the end goal was getting high and smoking cannabis, along the way I had to do a lot of reading as well as experimentation with the plants. In the end, Aunt Jenny as well as I both got what we wanted – I got to grow cannabis for myself as well as my friends, as well as she got the satisfaction of knowing I learned something. Years later as well as I am still growing a lot of cannabis, and reaping the benefits of teaching myself a brand new skill.