Let it go
- I smoked ganja for over ten years. I was a full blown drug addict. Yeah your probably thinking "smoking weed isn't a drug problem". But I am here to tell you, your wrong. I couldn't function without getting high, couldn't have fun or live my life with-out my sac right next to me. I was chasing Mary- Jane not chasing life. It over took everything, I was lazy, lame and stupid, I was in love with being in a daze. I never thought I could get over it. Then I met my husband, for he was deathly allergic to it and just smoking it I could kill him. I struggled for months before I quit, I quit then started smoking that K2 fake stuff and got strug-out on that. One-day I just woke-up and realized this is no life, seeing rolling papers and stick holders, watching my bank account fade away, wrecking my car, losing jobs and gaining weight from munchies... I just quit. And now I look back and wish I wouldn't have wasted my life on a feeling of being high. So my advice, quit it! Chase life! Not weed!
- —Guest Shanny baby
Life better without pot
- I smoked regularly for many years, along with most of my friends. I'm now 52, finally quit 7 years ago. I've been VERY successful and happy and healthy in spite of all my former toking. But I always knew that pot impaired my life in many ways, including social interaction, memory, learning, health, energy level...the list goes on and on. But I kept smoking because it feels good, and don't kid yourself, pot IS certainly addictive. I know, it's not addictive like nicotine or heroin, but clearly it is addictive. Yes you can quit, but look at all the daily smokers who say "it's not addictive"...ridiculous. Anyway, I always recognized the many downsides of pot, for me, and I vacillated for years about quitting or not quitting. I finally decided to just do it. I must say, it is the best thing I've ever done. I bet if you talk to any chronic stoner who has finally quit, they will tell you that life is MUCH better in so many ways without pot. I am SO glad I finally quit!
- —Guest Eric
- Started at the age 30...I am now 43...my skin has become younger...absolutely no heart problems..no old age problems..has DEF did ONLY positive results..OH..and im a waitress too..my memory is FINE..I make HUGE tips since it keeps the stress away...it NEEDS to be legal...I do it ALL day long...and no one can tell im under the influence...oh..and my scars are going away....the medicine is a MIRACLE..dont listen to others who say its bad...pharmaceuticals DO damage!..ALL of them in the long run...and the more marijuana u do...well...ur body just keeps on healing:)...so keep on smokin!
- —Guest maryjane77
can it affect speech
- I am 60 years old and started smoking after 40 years. Recently I started having speech problems similar to ones when I was 5. I say "R" like "W" and have a slight lisp. Could this be a result of smoking pot? I am going to see a neurologist this morning and so far stroke has been ruled out. I started smoking pot because I remembered that when my husband was dying of cancer he had a prescription for medical marijauna to help him with his nausea from chemo treatments. Has anyone else had speech problems from smoking?
- —Guest mary
- i only started it about 9 months ago, and as time went on i would smoke it more often with new friends and different people, i feel like i've become a lot more popular in school. weed just effects everybody differently and for me i only feel like it becomes a bad thing when you smoke it 4 times a week, you constantly feel dopey and its hard to concentrate at school, therefore i only smoke it every weekend, my grades dramatically dropped so i upped my game, i would revise more often but continue smoking weed. all my grades went up to A's so i was basically living the dream. Until just last week when my parents confronted me with it, they have been suspicious for a while but thought it was gunna be just a short-term thing so turned a blind eye, but as soon as they realised i wasn't gunna stop, they put an end to it. Everyday i get a bigger craving for it, but its hard to do it when your parent no longer trust you to go out. I think its mentally addictive, i think the feeling is addictive
- —Guest livelife
Let's be honest...
- I've been smoking for five years. I obviously have experienced for myself, and saw it happen to others, the complete loss of what you were doing, such as when trying to cook, wash the dishes, answer some e-mails, and get lost multi-tasking. After a maximum of three days, though, I have never ever noticed a big change in my cognition nor memory. I have taken tolerance breaks, and also have spent months smoking every single day: the only withdraw I get is one you'd get for any habbit - no nausea, no diarrhea, no physical or mental pain, only a simple "Meh, this would be more fun if I smoked a blunt first" thought. I have taken a test here whether it is affecting my life (negatively). It is complete bull, yes or no, biased questions. I scored 25% bad, because I have evaded drug tests (duh), got confiscated my weed a few times during the years by police, without further issues, and thought of planting it to have a more natural source. Apparently I'm headed in a (very slow) dark path.
- —Guest Steve
Old fools who still think reefer madness
- I thought I'd get some new info. about cannabis here, I was disappointed all I've seen is ignorance. If we still think that way then we need to do a honest Testing and stop putting people in a cage just because they want to relax just like them that drink and smoke tobacco both of them are killing thousands every year by smoking cigarettes with so many unknown chemicals that makes them addictive. But that's ok big pharmacies will pay the law makers to keep things as they are,big$ would make many of the drugs they make useless. And they don't care about us being used as guinea pigs,a lot of them got sick and died. You see it on tv every day but it's ok cause it's legal.Wake up people check side effects your self before you take them and good luck to you all.
- —Guest bigls1
It all depends
- I started smoking weed when i was 19 for attention deficit disorder ,severe depression, social anxiety, and Intermittent explosive disorder, and it has helped me tremendously with LIGHT use, i am 21 now, I Smoke 4-5 Small Bowls a day (17 hour period) and i am the night manager at a hotel and expecting promotion by February. I have had some trouble during the time i used heavily (Age 19-20), such as a bad cough, cold hands and feet, head pressure /pain, and dizziness. and a feeling of false confidence in abilities when in reality my work was suffering so those people saying "weed is harmless" is full of crap, But in moderation weed can do things for certain people that medication can not, such as my case and many others, it is a MEDICAL HERB, and as such should only be used medically for documented problems BEFORE INTRODUCTION OF MARIJUANA, EVER, it might be a little extreme but most smokers have "problems" that weed helps with, problems they didn't have before they started using.
- —Guest A humble night manager
- Been smoking ganja everyday for a few years now and though i do feel slight "withdrawal"effects nothing compared to those of nicotine or a harder drug as such. The "addiction"you feel is more mental than physical and shouldn't interfere with your life too much. Those who blame marijuana for poor motivation, poor memory and the whole gateway issue all i can say is these people are looking for something to blame. I accept that I myself am a lazy slob and thats just who i am, not cause of the pot. Weed isnt for everyone but if the vast majority was toking up, I think the world would be a better place. Prohibition. Pffft.
- —Guest Pete
Just be responsible.
- I'm 20 years old, and I started using cannabis about two years ago. Before that, I had been on and off all sorts of antidepressants, and, later, mood stabilizers (bipolar disorder) for three years. I took myself off my medication because of a number of side effects (sexual dysfunction, weight gain, insomnia, and constant dizziness) and because none of the meds actually helped me. So I started smoking weed. Not often, usually once or twice a week. Every once in awhile I'd smoke every day for a week or two, or sometimes I'd smoke once in a month, but only when I felt the time was right. And I've never felt better. My therapist knows, and is now comfortable with seeing me once a month as opposed to twice a week like before, and everything in my life is going uphill. I have two part time jobs where before I was unemployed, and I re-enrolled at school, and consistently get A's and B's. I'm not high 24/7, I'm high when I've finished what needs to get done, and my life is much better for it.
- —Guest Anonymous
- it will run ur life and cause lethargy and a major loss in mental stanima as well as killing your motivation
- —Guest ddre32
- I smoked weed in high school a few times here and there. When I turned 18 however I became a what you would call a pot head, smoking every day all day unless I was work which didn't stop from doing it before and after. I loved smoking weed when playing games reading my favorite books or even watching a movie. I found that it actually increased my concentration and genuinely made things more interesting. However, if I ran out or it became hard to find, I found out that all the things that gave me joy when high didn't do it for me when I wasn't. I couldn't concentrate and when I did do one of favorite hobbies I couldn't do it for long because just wasn't appealing to me with out the drug. Family and friends could even tell when I was out because I was moody and even very short tempered and no patience for anything. I'm 22 now and heart complications and have even had a heart attack due to the constant increase in my pulse and strain to my heart. I don't recommend weed for anyone.
- —Guest Travis
Withdrawal symptoms are real
- I have been a marijuana smoker on and off for about 5 years now. I stopped smoking after finding out I was pregnant but picked it back up about 3 months after having my child. I smoked daily for about 4 months after that and I just quit again about 3 weeks ago and this time I made my mind up to be done with it for good. We'll I truly did not believe that u can have withdrawal after stopping marijauna but I was definitely wrong. From the day I quit a few weeks ago I have been experiencing nausea, headaches, appetite change (I can barely eat anything), weight loss, mood swings, and insomnia. Surprisingly I haven't had any cravings but I think that has to do with the fact that I have totally made up my mind to quit because although I loved to smoke weed it has hindered me from being the best that I can be at being a mother, provider, etc. Although the withdrawal symptoms are uncomfortable, I can truly say that it is worth it. Since quitting I have become way more social.
- —Guest xcanibususer
just leave nature alone.
- look. How can nature be illegal? Who even owns nature? For someone to say nature is off limits is my enemy. IT IS NOT YOURS. My body is not yours. I am apart of nature. My body my rules. Prohibition does not work. God told adam and eve not to eat from the tree.(prohibition) what did they do? exactly.
- —Guest buzzud
weed doesnt affected our health
- I started when i m at the age of 18. and now i m the age of 22 and i regularly smoke weed. It doesnt affected my health. I smoke daily 4. 5. joints It has only increasing my imagination power and creativity and it doesnt cause cancer or other effect. It is gd for health so thats y i smoke the weed and i love the weed.
- —Guest thakur vikram