To smoke or not to smoke…?

Petergd (@petergd) 10 years, 1 month ago

I figured since marijuana seems to be pretty popular amongst HE-thians, who better to ask my question than you guys! So about four weeks ago I decided to take a break from toking…I originally planned on the break lasting until I got a new job, but it has since continued past that.

At times, both my lungs and my wallet is glad about the decision and wants to keep the streak of not smoking going; while other times all I want to do is smoke some dank. It helps me relax, enjoy things more, increases my appetite (which disappears from time to time), etc. I am, or was, the type of smoker that would typically light up after a long day, or on my days off, or once I got all my stuff I needed to get done out of the way. I am in college, so needless to say, lots of my peers engage in smoking. I am torn because I see the Pros and Cons of the matter at hand, but neither side is more convincing than the other.

Any and all input is appreciated…thanks!

August 26, 2012 at 10:44 am
Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 10 years ago ago

@smokeup1, Hahaha WHAT are you talking about?

I never said anything about people who have smoked vs people who haven’t. Where do you get this shit from?

Asking a pothead about pot is just like asking an anti-drugs spokesman about pot, you’ll get a biased and COMPLETELY INACCURATE answer.

“Fellow smokers” support it because they can’t see what it’s really like, because they’re too caught up in it and shit. And just like always, people refuse to see the negative sides of things they like.

Weed is in no way harmless. It’s a drug, a toxin, there is no such thing that does no harm. And weed really does cripple the mind something awful. To deny this is massive ignorance.

I aint got nothing against weed. But it’s just fucking pathetic how most potheads “reason” about it, and how deluded they are. And I’ve been a pothead myself, I know what I’m talking about.

that1KyleGuy (3) (@that1kyleguy) 10 years ago ago

@petergd, you need to understand that every person is different. Drugs affect different people in different ways. You just need to figure out what kind of drug user you are. I know potheads of all kinds (I’m a college student). For example, I have a friend that smokes everyday and he finished his undergrad at UofM in 3 years and is not getting a phD at Georgia Tech. I also have a friend that smokes everyday and most of the time won’t accomplish anything. If you can be a productive high then don’t fight it, enjoy it. But, if you find yourself slacking don’t smoke.

KellyM (107) (@kellah) 10 years ago ago

@justgoing, I like your way of thinking =)

Kerry :) (3) (@kerriberry) 10 years ago ago

I’m in much the same situation as you, i smoke all the time, and if i have a stressed out day then hell yeah i’ll smoke at the end of it. I smoke everyday and its really not good, i know i have to stop but i feel the same way about drinking so much coke, or eating to many sweets..
I just started at college after a gap year of being in a constant haze of smoke. I feel so much better about it now that i’m actually doing something else too. I go to college, i have a job, i see my friends and family and then i’ll usually just smoke before bed.

I enjoy it so much more when i know its not interfering in my life the wrong way. Because as i much as i love weed, and i’m totally against it being illegal, when you abuse it, it can be just as harmful as other drugs. If all you’re doing is smoking, then you’re letting the people who are against it justify their riduculus reasons. If you smoke too much you will get lazy and things wont get done, you’ll get lazy and wont want to bother.. but if you smoke and your life is ok, you’re doing what you want to be doing, weed isnt making anything in your life into a problem, and most importantly, you;re happy then smoke on dude! Keep it as a treat though like and try and not ever rely on it.. Do whatever makes you happiest :)

Michelle (13) (@michellejoy) 10 years ago ago

@petergd, to smoke or not to smoke is a highly personal decision that only you can make simply because it affects everyone and everyone’s lives differently. I never have had a consistent smoking pattern but I have smoked every day some weeks and not at all some weeks. To me, it depends on where I am in my life at that point. If it is not interfering with your values and you want to smoke then go for it! But if you notice negative effects that bother you then stop. Right now, I cut back largely on smoking because it made school more difficult for me to keep up with and I found myself unproductive. But during the summer it aided me in my creativity and made me want to make a ton of art. I wish you wisdom in your decision, follow your inner guide!

Starry Eyed BLiND. (670) (@cristinelizabeth) 10 years ago ago

I used to smoke weed like 4 grams a day every weekend with my cousin, from my 9th grade year to like my mid senior year. and one summer we smoked every day. But after all of this smoking and toking and funny nights, I found myself looking in the mirror and feeling like I was ugly when I was high like my eyeliner was all runny, and then I just felt self conscious, and my thoughts were just getting so big and deep that I couldnt keep track of them. We used to shut the lights off and put our head phones in and jam out, Music is deff the main key to your high, Being outside when your high is awesome too. But for me I just like looked at everyone and I felt like something was wrong with them, and I would ask them what was wrong, cause they just sat there and I guess what was wrong was me, I just got anxious as fuck on it. Sketched myself out. So if you’re gonna smoke, I would do it at a party or with people who don’t just sit there when their high. Who actually talk about interesting topics so you can expand each of your views and bond. And jam out to some awesome music, any genre. I like listening to classic rock high cause I feel like im in the 80s haa. Or some beats, :)
btw I don’t smoke anymore, and I used to smoke mad cigs too. It’s all about your mental decisions. I just told myself I don’t need cigs anymore either, and don’t smoke them or buy them anymore. :) go me

phanci3 (46) (@phanci3) 10 years ago ago


Anonymous (2,833) (@) 10 years ago ago

@phanci3, Alien race infected us, its time we infected them.

cori (25) (@c0r1) 10 years ago ago

@ojai, exactly. i’m the same way.
if you can go a month without smoking, you don’t have a problem with it and you have self control and burn in moderation.
this may sound ridiculous but i find that i’m more motivated at school/work when i have a bowl of loud sitting on me at home when i get done.

LightBird (89) (@freelikeabird) 10 years ago ago

dont do it, a month ago i took the decision of doing it, and i have been screwed since then!! get mentally high doing something u really likee

Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 10 years ago ago

To smoke seldom until the practice succeeds in toppling your social conditioning.

Sarcastic Roach (56) (@sarcasticroach) 10 years ago ago

Dude…Toke up the happy herb if you want….Just try not to let it become a regular ritual (like after your mornin corn flakes) or a habit ( like when playing video games)..too much of anything is counterproductive….so..spark up sparingly, and the magic of the ganja will always feel special…partake only as a personal reward for, say, a constructive day, or to enhance to the latest imax 3d movie.. special occasions are made even more special with a little mary jane in a clean and unsaturated brain…

Petergd (149) (@petergd) 10 years ago ago

Thanks for all the posts peeps! I had a little relapse but after tonight I think am going to give Mary Jane the cold shoulder for a bit….I plan on giving her the famous, “It’s not you, it’s me” speech.

mac (7) (@paulthewalrus) 9 years, 12 months ago ago

@phanci3, I am the exact same way! You’re the first person I’ve ever seen feel that way besides my mother haha. Marijuana puts everything into perspective for me. I think of everything in a much more objective, spiritual way. It isn’t that I depend on it, but I prefer myself when I do smoke. It’s like Bob Marley said : “when you smoke the herb it reveals you to yourself.”
It inspires me, it gives me hopes and dreams and the ability to govern my thoughts. It frees me from the mental slavery I had been affected by before I started smoking. I let others get to me, including the media. I was self conscious and constantly depressed- not clinically, just whiny typical teenage girl things. Of course I have come along way since then, because when I smoke the voice inside my head takes control, I suddenly become awake. I can talk myself through anything, high me is almost a therapist for sober me. I’ve come a long way from the person I was before I found marijuana, thanks to its ability to help me open my mind. It isn’t an addiction, I frequently take tolerance weeks or months even though I smoke daily just to excersize self control and observe the progress of my sober mind. I use it more as a tool. Nothing different than drinking coffee in the morning. So nice to meet someone with positive effects of this glorious plant! I smoke and am always zipping around cleaning or writing or in my head with millions of thoughts I would have never fathomed I could think. Nature walks are wonderful too.
I know what it’s like to have conflict, but I think of it this way, it’s nature. If the aloe plant was meant to soothe the skin perhaps marijuana was here to soothe the soul!

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