Martin Condon may be infamous throughout Ireland for planting pot in public as a protest against prohibition, but he actually started out campaigning against cannabis.

As a teenager, he once confronted his cousin, telling him to stop smoking weed immediately or it would rot his brain. Then he repeated a bunch of propaganda he’d heard at school and absorbed through the media.

But Condon’s beliefs about cannabis weren’t very deeply held, as evidenced by the fact that the very same cousin soon after convinced him to try it for himself. Almost immediately he felt benefits that went far beyond simply getting high.

“I think it was the first time I was able to really engage with my own thoughts,” Martin told Leafly in a recent interview from him home in…

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