Smoker for 36 years
- It is the only thing that relieves the effects and symptoms of incurable "manageable" bone cancer. Started using socially at 13. Achieved both Bachelors and Masters degrees. Have worked in music industry as legal counsel, business affairs. Never lead to any harder drugs. If Pol's smart, end this draconian classification as class 1. Legalize, control quality, taxes - go to education and merit college scholarship. My 2 cents. Toke on!!
- —Guest The Dude
Response to Everyone
- Yeah, pot smoking has affected my life, even though I have never smoked it or used any illegal drug. It was the 19 year old pot head that was high and ran the red light and hit me broadside and took away the use of my legs that has affected my life. I lost my wife and two kids to pot smoking because she couldn't deal with a husband who would spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair so she divorced me and took the kids. I also lost my job and my health insurance to cover my medical bills. So, yeah, pot smoking has affected my life in a very big, negative way.
- —Guest Paraplegic
Up in smoke
- I guess u can look from dif angles. I've been smokin weed for the last 6 years. Im also Bipolar. Now I look at it a bit diff...The 1st time was just to know what it would feel like, onviously loved it!!!!! Its like everything surrounding u are completely diff from how u knew it. Nature luks amazing, music make sense, you so humbly by the experience and you completely at ease with life. As im biopolar also, it really helps a lot. I feel much more calm and i can get in a decent amount of sleep, without having to take my sleeping pills. In no way am i sayin its right or wrong, im just sharing my expierence. I smoke around 3/4 times a week and i dont see any reason why i should quit. I dont do drugs at all and i rarely drink. Im independant,so im robbing nobody of anything. I just want people to respect what I enjoy and I will respect your choices. I hold on the the rasta culture of respect, I will always have respect for you, we all equal in God's eyes. Keep the smoke cumin!!
- —Guest Zappa129
It can take over you
- Can't sleep and just want it to go away always find myself smoking whenever I can if possible and I abuse the hell out of it my tolerance got built up too high and I would only be high 30 or so minutes if I was lucky I've been a heavy user for almost a year now and I have these same problems everytime after I take a lay off after a month or so of constant use it sucks and it will happen to you. Be smart, smoke on the weekends and get your shit done during the week after I kick these fucking withdrawls that's what I'll be doing. God bless, stay away from cops and burn down
- —Guest Bobby420
- I did it. I did it for pain and lack of sleep. And it did its job. BUT.....as a person with bipolar, I don't NEED help going psychotic, but this crap sure induced it. Aggression, rage, paranoia, the whole nine yards. And I'm one week clean, and the withdrawal is REAL. Don't listen to these idiot sheeple and talking heads desperately defending their drug addiction. IT IS AN ADDICTION. And it can and will wreck your life.
- —Guest RavenDarque
- It is bad for you because anytime you don't remember or you attitude gets jacked up or you find yourself borrowing Money to get it when you just got paid or you miss church to smoke on top of that you got health problems ..don't you now it effects your sex life before anything in life and you have health issues
- —Guest cocoa
- As I read the posts I saw myself,46 and my life literally went up in smoke.felt good at the time but I can relate to,I don't leave the house enough, I avoid,I loved getting high I thought, but I missed so much of my life to smoke a joint and supposedly open up my mind, in hind sight, pot shut me down. Hind sight is a bitch and I got to say its laughable for people who smoked less than 10 years to try and say what pot does to you. Listen to people like me who smoked for 30 years now! Pot makes some of us pull out of life unwittingly. You feel like your part of something, and you are, that plant owns us, that's what long term smoking gets you. You live to get high, not so much to enjoy the things in life which are precious. Our spouses, children, family, and friends. Don't believe me? Hate to say it, but if you love getting high, then that's what you love, and that's where you will put your time and energy, to your detriment, and all those other PEOPLE'S detriment.sad!
- —Guest Frank
3 Years and your Out!
- I am a 52 yo male have been working all my life in warehousing I am a forklift driver pick packing industry I started working for this firm was there for just on 3 years casual worked hard and inteligently I got had praise from all the office and foreman your doing a great job I was told,no worries hey, so they asked me to go and get a medical for me to go permanent, ok sounds good I stopped smoking for about a week ,now I dont smoke a lot started late,, no problem with work or my social life I don`t smoke a lot every second or third day just to relax I enjoy it,, but as soon as my tests came back I failed , they got the employment agency to ring me up the next day and said ,don't come back, wtf,,I just could not believe it ,not a single problem working over 3 years and a faint red line turned my life upside down I still have not found work since, what a bloody joke these idiots should wakeup to themselves if it effects your work well yea ok but it didn`t I don`t want to stop.
- —Guest Bewildered
It depends on the psychologicaly
- like anything that can be psychologically addictive, marijuana is as well. To the same way we can get addicted to fast food, video games, or whatever. It depends on the psychology of the person. If someone has some mental issues, such as obsessive compulsive disorders, or essentially anything like that, you can become psychologically addicted to marijuana. But that's a psychological thing and has nothing to do with the substances. I smoke moderately, have been for a few years. the last three weeks I have smoked everyday as a bit of an experiment. I haven't stopped, but so far I haven't experienced any addiction type things. I have an addictive personality for sure. It depends on the person, and their psychological state. But generally, smokig marijuana is harmless
- —Guest Jay
- I've been using for about 6 years now and I just want to stop!even though it has it self benefits it doesn't just end well and fulfilled.so let's not let our habit stop us.
- —Guest wise sunny
- In my opinion I don't see any hazoruos effects of course in low quantities! If i had to describe the feeling, it would be childlike wonder. We go through life as adults with acceptance of our surroundings. Food is food, nature is nature, basically everything we come across is something we've come across numerous times during our life.... That all changes when you're high. Nature becomes an orchestra of color, texture and movement. Food becomes an experience. A book sucks you inside of it's pages. A photo becomes a portal. It reminds me of being young and confused, when everything i saw was new and there was a sense of adventure in what would be considered tedious or boring today.
- —Guest A girl
Pros and Cons
- I have smoked for about six years, and my older brother has smoked even longer, and as an un-biased and hopefully reasonable individual iv decided to give my two-cents. There is a negative and positive side to any drug, be it pharmaceutical or not, in fact we can say even food can kill you and it sometimes does. Some individuals may suffer from side effects worse then others usually due to smoking too much, too often, the wrong kind (aka indica v.s. sativa) and even the method. In the same way one is prescribed a dose of any drug, your experience will be made more positive or negative depending on how you should take it. So why do so many people have negative experiences while others have such positive ones? If weed was made medically legal then it could be used in moderation for a happier and healthier lifestyle and alternative medication for many issues such as anxiety and insomnia. Personally I do best smoking small amounts daily of indica. I sleep, eat, and exercise more every day.
- —Guest Hannah
- I'm 17 years old and I smoke moderately(2-3 times a month) and I have no problems. Weed is a safe substance when used properly and not abused. The people who get addicted are making that choice themselves, or are having problems in life. If you can't use weed responsibly, you shouldnt be using it at all. I have always had motivation problems but weed never made them worse. If anything it helped a bit. I also have anxiety problems and when I smoke a small amount, it helps a lot. The key is to use it responsibly, weed, like many other things can take over your life if you let it, so don't let it.
- —Guest Kyle
I Am Doing Just Fine
- I started the day I got expelled from school a few months ago and ever since I started smoking my grades have went up I can focus on my school work and I play football and have no lung problems
- —Guest Anonymous
This article is bs
- I stopped using 7 months ago to train to go into the military. I occasionally used it at parties and I never was addicted to this herb. People just need to watch the union and all the lies will unfold.
- —Guest Unknown