When we were growing up, my friends and I always talked about putting out a patch of marijuana for own personal use.
We knew that we couldn’t grow marijuana in the city of Los Angeles, California, but we were 16 and stupid.
The first thing we wanted to do was get some seeds so that we could grow our marijuana. My parents owned a house that used to be my grandmother’s, but was now an empty shell. There was a huge yard behind the house that was enclosed with a wooden fence. Unless you walked around to the back of the house, there was no way you would know what was in that backyard. We planted a large patch of marijuana seeds, hoping to get enough marijuana to keep us going for the entire year. Unfortunately, my parents decided to fix up the house and sell it. When they saw the large patch of marijuana in the backyard, the first thing my father did was dig it up and set fire to it. My friends and I laughed as the smoke filled the air. We were sure that half the city of Los Angeles, California were getting high that evening from the smoke that was coming off of that small fire. My father ended up with a fine for starting a fire without a permit. My friends and I ended up being grounded, because my parents told every one of their parents. We’ve grown up a lot since then, and growing marijuana for personal use is now legal. As long as we don’t have the marijuana out where the public can see it, we are following the laws set by the city of Los Angeles, California.