I am 18 years old. My generation is rolling at EDM, Smoking in the streets of Colorado, fighting for the rights of medicinal marijuana and has full on legalization in their cross hairs. Some claim this generation to be the reincarnated hippies. Grateful Dead replaced with Bass Nectar, Molly is our acid, instead of sandals we wear TOMS, our promise land has shifted from California to Colorado and we fight for the rights of people who deserve them. Seeing where marijuana has come from the 60s, it is at a golden age. Bud is as frequent at house parties as alchol is. Our generation is turning from a drinking society to a smoking one. I used to be one to enjoy marijuana, albeit some negative effects were always present. In my time I have realized a couple things. While many enjoy marijuana it certainly is not for everyone, and many people who enjoy it do not realize that fact. For some after the first hit of the bong, the anxiety begins. Almost instantly delusions about what is really happening start, "Do these people like me?" "Are they laughing at me?". You start to question life and evaluate yourself very harshly, "Do I have enough friends?" "are all my friends, actually my friends?" You try desperately to relax but the thoughts just dont stop. Every high is marred with these although some points are enjoyable enough to smoke the next day. All your friends smoke, you kinda have too to keep the good vibes. It is extremely hard for someone who cant enjoy being high to live in this generation. Everyone talks about marijuana, asks you to smoke and criticizes you for abstaining. Next time someone says no to the joint, dont think they are a pussy or not cool. Just remember that everything affects people differently. Keep an open mind, thats what our generation is all about after all.