Our 50th Year Icon

In honor of The Sun’s fiftieth year in print, we’re revisiting topics that have appeared in past issues and reprinting some of the original responses. “Drug Experiences” first ran in our July 1979 issue.

— Ed.


Marijuana and I have a long history together.

At the high school I attended, pretty much everyone smoked pot. Even though I was a smart kid who cared about my grades, I liked to get high before class because it intensified my focus. When I was straight, I would find myself daydreaming, but when I was stoned, suddenly everything my boring teacher said was fascinating.