I should have taken chemistry in high school, but I had an irreconcilable dispute with a teacher that would allow me to take an exam on a different day so I could attend my own father’s funeral.
And it’s not like I wanted to take the exam after everyone else so I could ask them what questions to study for, as I had suggested taking it a day early. I switched out of chemistry and went right into physics instead. It was a lot of fun taking physics with a teacher that loved to do everything from make small explosions to creating air cannons out of huge PVC pipes. He also had a van der graaf generator that he would put out on display a few times throughout the semester. But to be honest, I don’t really think about much of the stuff any more. In all honesty, I am more interested in chemistry these days than physics. I am a marijuana enthusiast and that gives me some interest in botany, but more so with chemistry. The reason is the extraction process to produce marijuana concentrate oil. There are some extraction processes that use solvents like carbon dioxide, ethanol, butane, or propane, and then there are chemical-free extraction processes that use high pressure and heat like rosin. My buddy works in the extraction lab at my favorite cannabis company in my home state and he’s always telling me about the machines they use and the rosin press that he primarily works with. If I had taken chemistry, perhaps I could have joined the marijuana industry at some point.