Haha well that was a bit of an exaggeration, the age usually starts aroundhigh school but I wouldn't necessarily be shocked if I saw a kid around the age of 12 holding a blunt. I wouldn't be happy, I just wouldn't be shocked. I wonder if the situation in Texas is different because we're close to Mexico truly don't mean to sound offensive but it weirds me out that NY is strict about weed, especially when so many distinguished beatnik druggies came from there.
Wow, I bet my friends would love to move to Austin. It's illegal here, too, and the cops actually give a damn. Although it's usually the older kids who smoke it, I don't think I've ever seen someone as young as 12 do it. Honestly, I don't think I'd be able to refrain from frowning at the kid.
That's cool, good luck keeping your promise. I mean that genuinely, being surrounded by the substances would make that very hard. It's different for everyone, of course, but for me it's creatively stimulating and very therapeutic. I doubt I'd actually be alive if it wasn't for pot. My experience with anti-depressants was tedious and awful, plus I find they suppress creativity, and creativity is my only emotional outlet. So weed has been my easy alternative, saving grace. An expensive hobby, though; I won't smoke anything cheap.