I was wondering if there’s anyone who likes smoking weed but not drinking. Back in high school I was a intense drinker but nowadays I feel I hate alcohol and love mj much more. It seems I knew how to drink and have fun with it but now I just die out all the damn time. I’m also a big time hater of smoking and I was wondering if anyone else share these preferences. So weed but not really alcohol/cigs,
I also used to drink so much in high school and it does not appeal to me anymore.. Alcohol never even had the effects of making me more bold, never gave me that liquid courage people speak of…I drank to drown my problems and to have something to do while searching for friends. It is what many people do to socialize, because otherwise they would sit staring at eachother and just talking, which i don’t think would be so terrible if they chose people they had common interests with besides drinking. I wouldn’t drink at all if it weren’t the social activity of everyone I know. I am a bartender and I witness the effects of alcohol on people while dead sober and it isn’t pretty. Drunk men who think they are funny just come off as assholes. Every night I bartend, I look around and think to myself, “of all the conscious-altering substances available to man, this is the legal one?” I love weed so much more. It makes me active and creative. I was never a lazy stoner. I’d rather smoke by myself though because my thoughts get inward and it take so much effort on top of my ADD to communicate with people while high it kills the fun in it. I told myself for years I wanted to stop drinking so much and would try and try and fail because I’d get lonely at night and the only thing everybody I knew was doing was drinking so I’d go out and drink with them. Finally I really don’t want to drink much anymore, I don’t mind smoking by myself at night or with a good friend. I just wish that people in general wouldn’t put so much emphasis on drinking as a social activity. I know the change can start within me… I want to show people that there are better things to do! My sister is marrying a mormon and though I do not agree with their religious idealologies, I am envious that the two of them are always doing something fun; whether it be going to a country concert, seeing monster trucks, or trying new cuisine. The default answer for, “so what are we going to do tonight?” is not “drink, of course!” so they come up with other things to do! They save on calories and money too by not drinking so they have more opportunities to do these things.
I feel like I’m in somewhat the same position as you, phanci3. I’ve been trying to find more useful things to do than smoke and drink, and the catalyst for me has been the fact that most of my closest friends like to get inebriated way too much and I just don’t feel like doing that much anymore.
As far as a preference between the two, I’ve been enjoying alcohol much more when I do want to let loose a little bit. I used to be a pothead exclusively, I never used to drink, but I’ve realized that pot usually just makes me clam up and become super anti-social and anxious. Luckily, I’m beginning to reconnect with some old friends who have come to the same realization, so we’re finding some sober things to do and actually having conversations instead of getting tore up and letting the alcohol or weed do the talking.
@limitedmoon, how often do you smoke? I think part of the preference has to do with the amount someone smokes or drinks and how often they allow themselves to do it.
I cant really smoke the ganj for the time being, and as of right now, there is really no possible way to drink, but I do smoke cigarettes. In fact half a pack to a whole pack a day. Honestly, all of them are different, so it really depends on how I feel at the time. I dont like being piss drunk, but I do enjoy a couple of drinks now and again. Same with weed, I dont enjoy getting baked beyond the point of functioning all the time. All drugs are different. I cant say any are better than others. Except crack. Crack is whack.
Honestly I never found trinking fun, got drunk a few times in my life and every time i ended up puking, feeling like shit, and a nasty ass hangover. I’m a smoker but lately I’ve just been thinking about quitting all together. I find both to be harmful in some way or another but no doubt the decisions individuals make while under the influence of alchohol seem to be much worse. from what i see in people drunking Drunk = think you can do things you really cant and High = think you cant do things you actually can do. So from my experiences drunking seems to be more of a harm.
Bud though is another story, it seems like something thats fine short term, but if you do it for too long, it completly kills any motivation you have for anything, and i say that as a smoker, not as someone telling you Bud is bad and to never do it. You should, shit is awesome but you need to be aware of how it is effecting you, constantly re-evaluate your situation and see where you stand, cause one day you’re not gonna be happy with the outcome.
I’ve always preferred ganja over drinking. I like to have control that drinking takes away from me. But at the same point, every once and a while if its a good party or whatever, drinking can be a great time. Losing that control can be refreshing for me. So I drink occasionally and smoke pot fairly often, because well weed is amazing. And screw cigs! Hate dat shit!
Personally I liked getting drunk first then smoking (weed). The combination is rather nice if you can handle it. Now I rarely smoke, or get wasted. Usually just have a few beers and I’m good with that. But I still love weed and alcohol equally. It just depends on the situation. If I’m at a party or other social event I prefer booze. If I’m alone or with close friends and want to relax, preferably outside, or listening to music/playin guitar than marijuana is better. marijuana, for me, is more when I want to be introspective/contemplative. Alcohol is more of a social thing or a way to relax quickly.
I am at the point where I think any mind altering substances of any kind, at least as recreation, just sucks some of your life away. I was at a bar, upstairs at the outiside balcony the other day having a couple of beers (my friend just loves beer) and there was a guy with one of those sneak-a-tokes there. We each took one hit. After that, I was obliterated. Useless for the rest of the day and evening. I am trying hard right now to quit drinking alcohol period.
Alcohol bores me to tears; I’ve always found it rather unfortunate that people can’t just enjoy each other’s company without the assistance of a stimulant; same goes for cannabis. That might be the more serious issue here; being unable to enjoy being social without putting your physical body through the grinder each night.
@beyond, You will win. Drug use does not expand your mind! I also think about drunk guys wanting to get into fight with sober guys. Sober guys totally have the edge, all other things being even. You make mental and physical errors or alcohol or weed.
Drugs are tools, we can use them to build and destroy.
Unfortunately some drugs destructive capacities far outweigh their constructive ones, alcohol for example. Weed does not expand your mind. The idea of expanding your mind can be viewed as misleading in some ways. It however can alter your state of mind, the change in chemical and physiological systems in the body have emotional implications. These things all add up to have a collective impact on our thought patterns, so if the user consciously uses this relaxed state for contemplation it could result in expanding the possibility of realisations. Excessive use of any intoxicant isn’t appropriate though, moderation and balance are essential in near enough everything.
I’ve never used either. I’m a bit of a goody two shoes.
Granted, I’ve been kinda turned off to alcohol as alcoholism has caused a lot of problems within my family. I have nothing against it or people who drink it, but I’ve gotten a bad taste of it without ever taking a sip, so I’m just not interested in trying it.
Pot, on the other hand, I wouldn’t mind giving a shot. I just have no idea where I’d get it, lol