My friends & I entered a basketball tournament last week. The tournament was hosted by a local charity & the first locale prize was five grand. Between the 5 of us, that was going to be a healthy chunk of change. I had some overdue bills on the car, insurance, & the electric bill. I knew $1,000 would get me out of this jam. My 4 other friends & I play basketball at the park every week. We knew that winning first locale would be an uphill battle, but every one of us thought every one of us had a fairly good opportunity of making it to the final rounds. A few minutes before the tournament started off, my friends & I ran into some men that I knew from private school. They were playing in this tournament as well. One of the men pulled out a marijuana joint. It was from a dispensary & actually high quality. I tried to walk away when the marijuana joint was lit, but my private school neighbor handed me a joint & I took a substantial puff. I only took one hit from the dispensary joint & that was all that was needed. About 15 minutes later, I felt energized, invigorated, & actually talkative. I thought I would play even better after using the recreational marijuana product, but I did not play well at all. All of my timing & rhythm was off & I missed a lot of baskets that I should have hit. My friends were disappointed that every one of us did not make it further in the tournament. I never told any of them that I got high before every one of us started to play.