Meet a Woman who have been Smoking Marijuana for 85 years to Think more Clearly
A woman lives Maroon Town, Jamaica, and is just about to celebrate her 100th birthday in coming years. Melita Gordon, 95, even her relative and children are against this habit of her, she has no plan to give up her love for smoking marijauan which serves the major part of her life. The older neighbours claim that her life is not going away in smoke.
The old Gordon, prove her stance by describing the analysis of her medicinal specialist that her journey to 100 might been not accomplished if she gave up on her loyal pipe and cannabis long ago.
“When mi go a specialist him say him nah tell mi fi stop smoke cannabis, because if mi stop, him a go lose mi,” Gordon told 18 Karat Reggae.
Gordon, who is from Falmouth in Trelawny, befall captivated on the habit of smoking cannabis when she was “baptized” in the practice by her parents, Michelle Jones and Richard Gordon, both of whom smoked cannabis.
She would present as the selected lighter by the time she was approaching her age of 10. But without her biological elders knowing she was indulged in her own smoking episodes.
“A because mi start light the weed fi dem why mi start smoke,” Gordon stated.
All through elementary school she consistently smoking cannabis and when she was pregnant with her ninth child, among them seven are still alive, there was no letting up.
Although for her earning she sold wares outside Maldon Primary School and worked sometimes at the now closed Maroon Town banana boxing plant, the people there called her pipe lady who pulled no punches in justification of marijuana control over her.
Even though she have a strong habit of smoking marijuana but her Husband never smoke it “Him never smoke at all, the only thing him do was drink beer, but him never try force mi fi stop,” she told 18 Karat Reggae of her husband who died eight years ago after reaching to the age of 100 years, six months and 12 days.
There is no particular motivation behind her being captivated on marijuana, although she gladly confess that smoking cannabis calms her and assist her to think more clearly.
With pressure increasing from relatives, as well as her daughter with whom she lives, to give up, she has planned a negotiation by reducing her smoking to once a day, a far cry from when she would smoke marijuana all day long.