It's all good
- I'm 13 and I used to smoke HEAVILY EVERY DAY for about 4 months straight and I didn't see any difference in my grades, some of my grades actually went up!, I recently stopped for about three weeks and got back to it today. I feel more relaxed, I'm nicer to people, and I see the worlds beauty more. I admit I do use my grandmas money that she gives me for weed:/. But I have noticed that I tend to lie more without even thinking about it. My mom will ask where I'm going and i instantly say "the basketball court to play basketball" But really I'm going tere to pickup and smoke . Nothing in my life has changed to drastically I'm still myself. I don't have a whole new personality. I THINK PEOPLE SAYING TABACO IS WORSE THEN WEED.
- —Guest Guest no name
- I am now 17, & have been smoking marijuana on & off since I was 13, when I was 15 I started smoking heaps off pot, and I've noticed a change in myself.. I've basically been smoking large amounts off marijuana everyday since 15. It makes me happy, helps with my depression & anxiety, I love being stoned it's fun! & makes me forget about all the stress & drama in my life, but when I don't have any for a while my head starts to hurt, I get really angry & skitz out, I never use to be like this & I'm scared it's from marijuana but I like it so much!? Also I forget to do a lot off things when I'm stoned or simply can't be bothered to. When I get sick such as flu, vomiting or diarrhea it takes me upto 2 weeks just to get better? I'm worried about my health & metabolism..
- —Guest Kiarna
- Anyone who says it's not addicting or harmful is wrong
- —Guest B
- I started smoking 12 months ago on a daily basis. I only smoke in the evening or on the weekends. I am able to wake up and work. I don't have a hangover like when I would drink alcohol. I know my experience isn't the norm. I'm also 45 years old and established.
- —Guest MAF
- Ii could honestly say if you let control your life it could destroy you. Makes you lazy and could become reclusive. But iI love smoking it is relaxing makes me creative and I enjoy writing Have been a smoker a long time. I do get bronchitis and it takes me forever to get better How about one more rip
- —Guest carlene
- I've been diagnosed for pain and other things and I refuse to take all those lab tested who realty knows when this one medicine from the grown Mary j should be legalized.its better safer and works. I am very happen with my meds;)
- —Guest life long
- clearly whoever wrote this article has NEVER smoked pot in their entire life. I have been smoking almost EVERYDAY for about 9 years now and I laughed so hard when I read this. First off if you experience Hallucinations, your on crack. Your pot was clearly laced with something ahaha. Secondly, smoke from weed is no way near as bad for you as the smoke in cigs. As i smoke both, I can tell a difference and i never smoked cigs for the first 5 years of smoking pot. Ciggarettes are a million times worse and a hell of a lot more addicting. Weed isn't even addicting, its all mental. I choose to smoke everyday, but nothing happens to me if I don't. Cigs on the other hand, I get stressed and angry if I dont get one, also the harm on your lung is worse because of all the tar and shit in smokes, and poisons. This is complete crap, seeing as i smoke both and never have i had a smokers cough or tar due to smoking until cigs. Weed is naturally grown and doesn't have preservatives added.. i can go on
- —Guest PAT
Me and weed
- I have just started smoking cannabis a little over a year ago. I can't really say it has helped me in school but I didn't never make good grades even before weed I smoke when ever I can but it's not like it's something I feel like I HAVE to have. It makes me a better person. I can be in a bad mood and smoke a blunt and I'm a much better person
- —Guest Chris
Have weed, dont need it ( like me :/ )
- I have smoked every day for 6 years and intend to smoke occasionally for the rest of my life. I do not beleive it makes you stupid, neither do I believe it erases your memories, that's basically the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard and I get frustrated when people say it to me. Those scared of the effects of marijuana are the people who have no understanding of how the brain works. Sure it's not for everyone but what is? I dont push weed onto other people and yet they seem to have a problem when I dont drink. I dont hate alcohol, I dont want it to be banned just because I dont like the effects, I'm happy to let everyone else deal with the shameful mistakes they cant actually remember and hangovers. Garanteed the people smoking weed will remember twice as much as the drinkers. It does affect your life though... it makes EVERYTHING FUN. Still, I would advise anybody to NOT smoke regularly. Have fun, not withdrawals. It's harder to take away that not overdo it in the first place
- —Guest hmmm
- 'It is natural' 'I love the high' 'I am 16'. Weed is a great drug, do not get me wrong. However it can be dangerous and from my personal experience, if you are vulnerable, it can cause lasting psychological damage. I've seen people who have suffered permanent damage from this drug, they're a huge minority but the evidence is there. At my local drug and alcohol unit the most common reason for young people going there is due to drug induced psychotic episodes caused by the 'medicinal herb'. Most people who ask to legalize it are stoned all the time anyway, not many sober people are interested in legalizing it.
- —Guest Joe
- Been smoking weed since I was 17 now 40 . Love the feeling it gives. It makes physical work enjoyable for me . In late 20s I noticed I didn't have the nerve to ride motocross bike anymore whilst my non weed smoking friends still ride. I think the weed made me to anxious to ride .i started to distance myself from non smokers and felt uncomfortable around crowds. I don't think weed has affected my mind in a bad way just maybe a bit hazy most times. One thing that has made me seriously think about giving up is the constant respiratory infections I get and recently my right lung has been aching with the pain going into my back and right shoulder. Ive never smoked tobacco.i haven't seen a doctor about the pain , to scared.i have given up weed a few times over the last 23 years but get bored with out it after a few months.the weeks after I give up I feel anxious but it goes away so I don't think it's physically addictive like alcohol or tobacco.
- —Guest Guest no name
- I've been smoking "marijuana" since I was 15. I use it daily. I have a masters in computer science and physics. Yes it is addictive. So is eating. So is exercising, golfing, etc. It sure doesn't do what alcohol does, and by that I mean anger issues. Cannabis is a sedative and alcohol is a dissociative. You know what else is a dissociative? PCP. Think people.
- —Guest guessimstupid
Im not so sure now
- I have been smoking heavily for about 12 years. At first it was fine and I could smoke copious amounts without too much of an effect. I have found recently however that my body has changed in terms of its reaction to weed smoking. It is almost as if I have developed an allergy or something to it. I find myself feeling very weird sensations in my chest and also worrying that I might be about to have a heart attack - I dont feel paranoid, it just sort of comes out of the blue roughly 30 mins to an hour after smoking. It is very unpleasant, as although I feel fine mentally, I have to ride out these sensations and feeling of hopelessness for a good 30 mins or so before it dissipates and I can get on with whatever I am doing - I thought weed would never affect me, but after all this time it is now starting to - I try to put it down to paranoia, but the truth is it sneaks up on me unannounced and un-thought of. I have to say I am concerned - I am trying to wean myself off it at the moment!!
- —Guest Strong Gangj
Different people different affects
- I started smoking when I was 16, here and there. When I was 19 and in uni I started smoking everyday. Contrary to what many people believe about what smoking does, my GPA, mood, and fitness increased. Now I am 22 and graduated with honors from my university. This is not the case for everyone, but smoking marijuana has helped improve my life. I think it is important for people to at least try it. If you or anyone notices it affecting your life poorly than stop, but it does have it's upsides. The only thing wrong with marijuana is that people misjudge and misinform other people about it's side affects. As the old saying goes, don't knock it 'till you try it.
- —Guest GetTrees
- I'm 14 and just started smoking five months ago right before the summer. I started only smoking 2 times a week at most, but then it got crazy. At one point I literally would get out of bed, take a shower, brush my teeth, go out and smoke. Once school started I only did it on weekends for awhile then started doing it sometimes during the week. I'm at school right now pretty blazed. It sort of messed up my grades, but all I need to do is smoke less, put school in front of it, and you will be happy, educated stoner with good grades. (ONLY SMOKE ON WEEKENDS)
- —Guest CS