Cannabis

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  1. Ritzy

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  2. Shadowprophet

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    Man, I do smoke a lot, In fairness, People have seen me time and time again break down with episodes.
    It really is medicine, I admit, I smoke it just to be high.

    But it helps so much. I do wonder though, Sometimes, When I'm out, Could that be why my nerves get so, as they do?

    Hmm.
     
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    Hypothetically speaking of course, chronic use f**ks with your head in ways you don't see until you stop a while.
     
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    I honestly can't deny that.

    Years of experience and I can't deny this fact brother. My hands are tied though. I can't say I'm addicted to Weed, people say it's not addictive. But yes. Times come when I really really need it. It's a lot like an addiction, to be completely honest.
     
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    Twinkies can be an addiction. Too much weed and you have a bad habit. Too much alcohol or Oxycontin and you have an addiction - like your friend at the convenience store.
     
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    Eh, I smoke about two a day, I used to smoke so much more then that, But, If I don't get at least two a day it drives me crazy. Still, can two a day be called an addiction?

    Hmm, Possibly so. I don't think it's the amount, It's the fact that I need it. But I did learn over the years, Just like with anything, Taking lots of it is just a waste of time, If you smoke it a lot, It's not as effective at what it does. So, I stay around two a day, any more than that I'm just burning money to no head change.

    Still, I rationalize this, The guy that needs his two joints a day usually isn't the same guy knocking over a convenience store though. :p

    To add to this, let's say I take this natural medication and go to a psychologist who just prescribed me Legal Xanax instead, I promise Xanax is a much worse thing,

    Addiction is a funny word, People use if often to point other others have a problem, But, Legally, Medically, The pharmaceutical answer to my problems are much worse much more addictive drugs that have long term side effects.

    Anyone can make someone look addicted to something, The smoker, The Coffee guy, The overeater, people are creatures of habit, and the majority of people have some form of addiction. to something.

    I see it like this, People can view weed negatively in some regards, there are some negatives, but it's just plain safer than a lot of other drugs, to be fair though, If I stopped smoking weed,

    I know my nerves and bipolar and panic attacks would be much worse, That's the reason I started smoking weed Because it really does help.

    Remember when I was smoking an ounce a day? Oh yeah, I was extremely productive with a growing youtube channel and a Simi successful twitter. Weed is a positive productive thing if it's used correctly. I truly believe it's medicine.

    In fairness, Wouldn't an addicted person say this very thing though?
     
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    I sense a bit of backpedaling from previous admissions...:Whistle:

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    I admit there is, Here is why though, I smoke two joints a day? How is that some sort of problem,

    I will admit, When I don't have it, I lose my mind, While I'm good at not being a dick to people anymore, I still can get angry and pester the fuck out of people, You know better than most here,

    I do have problems with controlling my emotions and thoughts. But I do suggest, That that's not the weed, That's the issues I use the weed to treat, Think about this, How many people do you know that smoke weed?

    How many are like me? My issues are deeper than something weed causes I think. But You know, I do admit, I'm fairly sure, I could not function without weed, I need it, And I fear losing it, So, Yes, I'm addicted.
     
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    Don't get me wrong guys, I know I'm hard to read sometimes, I promise, I am having a great day and I'm stable as heck, It's a good day, So I'm not like having any episodes, I'm discussing this stuff with you guys, And since it's a relevant topic and two of my favorite are speaking it with me, this is a good day and a good maybe necessary discussion.

    To paraphrase my gibberish earlier, I'm afraid if I stop smoking weed, I may have a heart attack.
    My nerves get really bad sometimes :(


    And has anybody ever really been on nerve medicine? I have, I was on Xanax from the time I was 13 till the time I was 21, Xanax dulls your ability to feel emotions. it's not good stuff.

    Weed is psychoactive, Many people overlook that when they speak about its benefits. So, I can't say it doesn't affect me negatively, not for certain.

    But, If I did what was right and proper to treat my nerves, I'd be addicted and dependent on whatever medicines the doctors put me on to feel an emotion, Prescription emotions.
    The world is so strange when you put things into context.

    I really don't want to take these worse more addicting, unhealthier drugs they would put me on.
     
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  10. Ritzy

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    I just feel that as humans in a very finite context, worrying about cannabis intake is not terribly important.
     
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    Some people shouldn't be partaking of the edibles, apparently they are more potent than smoking normally...:Whistle:


    Cannabis-related ER visits TRIPLED in Colorado after legalization

    A new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine has found that, at one hospital, 3,300 ER visits were related to marijuana in 2012 and spiked to nearly 10,000 in 2016.
    • About 3,300 patients visited the ER at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital related to marijuana in 2012, and nearly 10,000 did in 2016
    • The most common reasons were gastrointestinal symptoms, intoxication, and acute psychiatric symptoms
    • ER visits related to edible marijuana were around 11% between 2014 and 2016
    • Researchers say their findings suggest edible cannabis products may be more toxic that marijuana that is smoked or vaped
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    I can't do the edibles anymore, They can hit harder when they kick in, But weed overall has a harsher buzz than something like a good whiskey, Alcohol has a much smoother better buzz, And if someone is going to add something to brownies, Try bourbon, It's just as effective and makes a better brownie, But edibles overall I think are for the younger generation, Even if the weed wasn't in there, I can't have the Sugar and chocolate and nuts anymore anyway.
     
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    I was suprised last night, my best friend for 20 years texted me that he is taking a break from cannabis.
     
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    Overall I think weed is positive and definitely does not belong on Schedule 1. The same rules that apply to alcohol should apply to weed; not at work, not while driving, not for underage kids etc.

    Saliva testing has come a long way. I have no idea if any law enforcement agencies do roadside spit swabs but if the intent is to determine whether a person is high at the moment or within the last couple of hours - like alcohol - then they work. Piss testing someone to see if they smoked a couple of weeks ago is kind of stupid in my opinion but go find a job that doesn't require it anymore.
     
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    Yeah, But I'd be lying If I said I wasn't one of those people who thought they needed it. I had a friend once who told me when you reach a point that you feel like you need it, It's an issue. He was probably right at least in my case.
     
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    The trend of people overdoing edibles is akin to somebody funneling a whole bottle of liquor into their tummy at once. q34
     
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    You can't over dose on it. You can only get so high and then you come down. That's why it was labeled as "the gateway drug" because some people can't get high enough so they move on to something stronger. People are just panicking when they head for the ER. SMH

    Paranoia and panic attacks can be a side effect of cannabis. All they have to do is keep that in mind and relax. Maybe even take a nap.

    When I smoke, I have to keep in mind and keep telling myself that I'm not really hungry. It's just the pot. lolz

    I can't believe that it's been legal here for almost 6 months and I haven't been able to purchase any. I can't afford it. :(

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    I bet that freaked them out lol...


    Pot smoker finds overweight tiger in abandoned house


    Police initially thought the caller was hallucinating when they received a call of a surprise discovery of a tiger.

    A person who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana ended up face-to-face with an overweight tiger. The person Texan police are referring to as a "concerned citizen" rang the authorities - who initially believed the caller was hallucinating.

    "A concerned citizen called 311," said Sgt Jason Alderete, of Houston police department's major offenders, livestock animal cruelty unit.

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    "They were trying to get into this house to smoke marijuana. We questioned them as to whether they were under the effects of the drugs or they actually saw a tiger.

    "They saw a tiger in this building, this vacant house that's obviously been abandoned for some time."

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