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Dom (@dominickjohn)    2 years, 6 months ago

Psychoactives definitely turn on (or off) a part of your brain every time they enter your system. No two ways about it. If you’re on the precipice of a thought or idea and you smoke, you’re either going to have some kind of breakthrough, or it’s going to dominate your thoughts. Depends on what you’re doing and if they’re other stimulus around too.

For me, personally, I never get profound revelations from cannabis anymore, but it still puts me in a better frame of mind to have really long, elaborate, trippy conversations. If I want aid in turning inside and having a deep think session, stripping my ego away: mushrooms.

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Sisyphus (@sisyphus)2 years, 6 months ago ago

My story is pretty much the same as Manimal’s. I used to smoke very often. In the beginning I would have incredible time distortions, visions, ideas, and even a couple of out-of-body experiences. Nowadays it just makes my mind extremely hazy, annoys me, and guarantees the rest of the day will be an extremely lethargic one.
I got what I could out of it. It’s just a waste of time

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Sisyphus (@sisyphus)2 years, 6 months ago ago

My story is pretty much the same as Manimal’s. I used to smoke very often. In the beginning I would have incredible time distortions, visions, ideas, and even a couple of out-of-body experiences. Nowadays it just makes my mind extremely hazy, annoys me, and guarantees the rest of the day will be an extremely lethargic one.
I got what I could out of it. It’s just a waste of time

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Ray Butler (@trek79)2 years, 6 months ago ago

If shit like that happens when you are stoned it means you do not need it, you are capable of seeing all you need to without it. I smoked for 10 years. But quit about 3 and a half years ago. I did smoke it once every few months but the gaps became larger. Last time I had a cone was about a month ago. I went to visit my best mate, he smokes like crazy. He asked if I want one, I thought about it and said yes. I told him it had been at least 6 months and as I went to grab the bong he said no.
He grabbed 2 bags, about a half oz in each and said smell. The first one was strong but smelt good, the second nearly knocked me out. He said he was smoking the 2nd and I was about to crunch it. So he gave me the lighter one and I was smashed off my tree. I was freaking out. That really turned me off, I don’t think I will do it any more.
But I do think pot is like MacDonalds, you have it every 6 months or so just to realize why you don’t like it.

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Ray Butler (@trek79)2 years, 6 months ago ago

If shit like that happens when you are stoned it means you do not need it, you are capable of seeing all you need to without it. I smoked for 10 years. But quit about 3 and a half years ago. I did smoke it once every few months but the gaps became larger. Last time I had a cone was about a month ago. I went to visit my best mate, he smokes like crazy. He asked if I want one, I thought about it and said yes. I told him it had been at least 6 months and as I went to grab the bong he said no.
He grabbed 2 bags, about a half oz in each and said smell. The first one was strong but smelt good, the second nearly knocked me out. He said he was smoking the 2nd and I was about to crunch it. So he gave me the lighter one and I was smashed off my tree. I was freaking out. That really turned me off, I don’t think I will do it any more.
But I do think pot is like MacDonalds, you have it every 6 months or so just to realize why you don’t like it.

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Ray Butler (@trek79)2 years, 6 months ago ago

If shit like that happens when you are stoned it means you do not need it, you are capable of seeing all you need to without it. I smoked for 10 years. But quit about 3 and a half years ago. I did smoke it once every few months but the gaps became larger. Last time I had a cone was about a month ago. I went to visit my best mate, he smokes like crazy. He asked if I want one, I thought about it and said yes. I told him it had been at least 6 months and as I went to grab the bong he said no.
He grabbed 2 bags, about a half oz in each and said smell. The first one was strong but smelt good, the second nearly knocked me out. He said he was smoking the 2nd and I was about to crunch it. So he gave me the lighter one and I was smashed off my tree. I was freaking out. That really turned me off, I don’t think I will do it any more.
But I do think pot is like MacDonalds, you have it every 6 months or so just to realize why you don’t like it.

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Ray Butler (@trek79)2 years, 6 months ago ago

If shit like that happens when you are stoned it means you do not need it, you are capable of seeing all you need to without it. I smoked for 10 years. But quit about 3 and a half years ago. I did smoke it once every few months but the gaps became larger. Last time I had a cone was about a month ago. I went to visit my best mate, he smokes like crazy. He asked if I want one, I thought about it and said yes. I told him it had been at least 6 months and as I went to grab the bong he said no.
He grabbed 2 bags, about a half oz in each and said smell. The first one was strong but smelt good, the second nearly knocked me out. He said he was smoking the 2nd and I was about to crunch it. So he gave me the lighter one and I was smashed off my tree. I was freaking out. That really turned me off, I don’t think I will do it any more.
But I do think pot is like MacDonalds, you have it every 6 months or so just to realize why you don’t like it.

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Ray Butler (@trek79)2 years, 6 months ago ago

If shit like that happens when you are stoned it means you do not need it, you are capable of seeing all you need to without it. I smoked for 10 years. But quit about 3 and a half years ago. I did smoke it once every few months but the gaps became larger. Last time I had a cone was about a month ago. I went to visit my best mate, he smokes like crazy. He asked if I want one, I thought about it and said yes. I told him it had been at least 6 months and as I went to grab the bong he said no.
He grabbed 2 bags, about a half oz in each and said swell. The first one was strong but smelt good, the second nearly knocked me out. He said he was smoking the 2nd and I was about to crunch it. So he gave me the lighter one and I was smashed off my tree. I was freaking out. That really turned me off, I don’t think I will do it any more.
But I do think pot is like MacDonalds, you have it every 6 months or so just to realize why you don’t like it.

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Ray Butler (@trek79)2 years, 6 months ago ago

If shit like that happens when you are stoned it means you do not need it, you are capable of seeing all you need to without it. I smoked for 10 years. But quit about 3 and a half years ago. I did smoke it once every few months but the gaps became larger. Last time I had a cone was about a month ago. I went to visit my best mate, he smokes like crazy. He asked if I want one, I thought about it and said yes. I told him it had been at least 6 months and as I went to grab the bong he said no.
He grabbed 2 bags, about a half oz in each and said swell. The first one was strong but smelt good, the second nearly knocked me out. He said he was smoking the 2nd and I was about to crunch it. So he gave me the lighter one and I was smashed off my tree. I was freaking out. That really turned me off, I don’t think I will do it any more.
But I do think pot is like MacDonalds, you have it every 6 months or so just to realize why you don’t like it.

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Dom (@dominickjohn)2 years, 6 months ago ago

@West really loved reading your experience, thanks for sharing. It’s so funny you mentioned starting at the sun… I just started sungazing, you should look into it.

My very first time smoking I didn’t actually get high. My first high however… I’d consider pretty average. I remember feeling that moment… you know the the “BOOOOOSHKKKK……” where time just suddenly slows down and you feel the rubbery sensation through your body. Laughing my ass off at shit, seeing irony everywhere and pointing it out. Laughing out loud at the thoughts in my head. I remember being in total amazement at how slow time was going. 5min felt like an hour. At some point I remember making the VCR melt in my imagination.

In short, it was pretty fun, nothing too out of the ordinary. Nothing like what began happening later…

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Dom (@dominickjohn)2 years, 6 months ago ago

@West really loved reading your experience, thanks for sharing. It’s so funny you mentioned starting at the sun… I just started sungazing, you should look into it.

My very first time smoking I didn’t actually get high. My first high however… I’d consider pretty average. I remember feeling that moment… you know the the “BOOOOOSHKKKK……” where time just suddenly slows down and you feel the rubbery sensation through your body. Laughing my ass off at shit, seeing irony everywhere and pointing it out. Laughing out loud at the thoughts in my head. I remember being in total amazement at how slow time was going. 5min felt like an hour. At some point I remember making the VCR melt in my imagination.

In short, it was pretty fun, nothing too out of the ordinary. Nothing like what began happening later…

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Dom (@dominickjohn)2 years, 6 months ago ago

@ray lmao, best analogy ever.

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Dom (@dominickjohn)2 years, 6 months ago ago

@ray lmao, best analogy ever.

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Ray Butler (@trek79)2 years, 6 months ago ago

My first time smoking pot was leaf. My best mates mums best mates boyfriend (Adam) got it off his mum for his b’day. Now my best mates dad (Rod) smokes but I was shit scared of asking him if I could have one, I didn’t even want him to know. But I had a couple of leafies and we went to my best house. Rod was there and I started shitting myself but Adam told me to relax. We all started playing golf on the Super nintendo. I hit this ball plumb, it hit the flag and I said “Awww, I hit a tree” Rod looked at me and said “You’re stoned aren’t you”
But the first time I smoked bud I didn’t feel it until I had a drag of a cigerette, then booom!! My friend was eating parsley out of the garden, that’s about all I remember.

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Ray Butler (@trek79)2 years, 6 months ago ago

My first time smoking pot was leaf. My best mates mums best mates boyfriend (Adam) got it off his mum for his b’day. Now my best mates dad (Rod) smokes but I was shit scared of asking him if I could have one, I didn’t even want him to know. But I had a couple of leafies and we went to my best house. Rod was there and I started shitting myself but Adam told me to relax. We all started playing golf on the Super nintendo. I hit this ball plumb, it hit the flag and I said “Awww, I hit a tree” Rod looked at me and said “You’re stoned aren’t you”
But the first time I smoked bud I didn’t feel it until I had a drag of a cigerette, then booom!! My friend was eating parsley out of the garden, that’s about all I remember.

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Michael (@mikey)2 years, 6 months ago ago

I just quiet smoking weed this year. I have been smoking weed for maybe 10 years now, and the last couple of years I did it every day, all day. The last few months I have been thinking about quitting and decided what the hell, its time for me to get a different perspective on life than a stoned perspective. 9 days so far and not joints, blunts or rips and I am feeling new. Its really weird, but its an awesome weird. I realized that anything that consume my time that much is bad for me. I have been having the craziest vivid dream although!!! Which i find amazing and kinda of terrifying all at once.

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Michael (@mikey)2 years, 6 months ago ago

Fernando you the last line in your post:

As long as you can control it, its amazing. If it takes over you, its shit. that’s what I believe. Every excess is unhealthy isn’t it?

That is absolute truth.

But that also goes well with everything. Moderation is the key to life!

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Martijn Schirp (@martijn)2 years, 6 months ago ago

Great topic. I sometimes experience the same as OP (but on a much different level), although I never let myself carry that far anymore since it is quite risky (it’s alot like a small psychosis).

It definitely shows you can co-author your own reality, that the potential to do just that is infinite. But once body and mind lose sync with it’s surroundings, all limits vanish, with possible loneliness, paranoia and anxiety as a result. You can take on any view on reality (just like another shirt) and explore it in depth, which is mind liberating.

But it’s good to have the mind on a leash if you wan’t it to come back. I use two things for that: Philosophy (including science) and meditation). When I am in such a state I always embed different thoughts/conceptions in philsophical constructs so it’s easy to see the relative importance of something (experiencing my cat’s as spies, it doesn;t matter how real I experience them, can never carry much weight). Meditation is very helpful so I don’t get distracted by every little thing that bubbles up on the surface of my consciousness (things ask your attention way out of proportion sometimes). It also helps alot to let thoughts go naturally, because it’s so easy to fixate on 1 thing (and if it’s bad, you’ll see everything in that light and thus equally bad). I can comeback to the now, and especially back to my body (it has alot less potential and won;t turn you crazy, it holds everything still together, exactly the opposite of the mind space (sounds, thoughts, sight etc)).

This all happened quite recently (couple months back) and it probably has to do with the high dutch potency of the strain I smoked. If I ever want to smoke again I’ll be sure to take low potency Hasj.

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Ka (@kaciula)2 years, 6 months ago ago

“It fucked me up needless to say, I felt very alone, I felt the exact same emotions as you felt, everyone you know and everyone in the world is literally just you, so you are the only one. it’s a terrible feeling but the only thing that helped was quitting the pot.”

I can relate to this. I only smoked weed 4 or 5 times in my life but every time it really messed with my head. The loneliness/futility experienced was excruciating. Apparently, being EVERYTHING is not that cool :D Last time in Amsterdam, the experience was that I was that exact moment, timeless, spaceless. All reality was a postcard and I was that postcard.

There is no fixed reference point anywhere to be found and all is relative and subjective. What now? :)

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Josh (@yoshknows)2 years, 6 months ago ago

I smoked habitually many times a day for the matter of about five years…I had too many experiences with acid in a short amount of time, which I started getting anxiety from afterward, and smoking great pot became a thing of the past…

I’m glad I don’t have chronic anxiety, nor a desire to waste my motivation with pot anymore. Acid effectively ruined my status quo with daily pot consumption, taught me the real dangers of anxiety, and has been the catalyst for real change in my life, however, I don’t advocate the use of it…It’s fun alright, for awhile, but the risks far out weigh any potential benefit gained.

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richard <3explore (@comeasyouare)2 years, 6 months ago ago

@Dom. Sounds like a bad case of ego idealism conflicting with the superego. Anyway, my bullshit aside, I’m in my teens and I am definitely a 1 hit quitter now. I had my first couple of puffs in seventh grade and it was really nice then. It was a very breezy external isolation. But now it’s just a bunch of shitty thoughts hittin my mind and making it weaker. First off they’re all mumbojhmbo and there all very hard to relate to. They seem to hold so much truth when I’m high but as Martijn said when you focus on one thing that’s bad, it effects the rest that you see. Mainly though, I just felt like it was weakening my minds understanding ability to make sense of things, so Martijns right, I’d put my mind on a leash.
Secondly, I don’t know if it’s from smoking or what, but last time I smoked I felt such overbearing stress about reality and it seriously split up two parts of my mind to the extent where it was just weird feelings. Id really like to understand this stuff more if I can on how the mind gives you similar feelings in your head as your body does to the physical world? It’s gotten really annoying, like my head feels like a shitty sloth of shit, there’s always like little bitchy feelings going off in my forehead but I’ve gotten better at reuniting my head so I can get down to some legitimate thinking again. I guess I have learned how powerful thoughts are though. When thoughts are harnessed and acknowledged as thoughts that you experience in the moment you are able to work with them more in ways that you like.

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TheSkaFish (@theskafish)2 years, 6 months ago ago

Ever since taking shrooms, weed hasn’t interested me anymore. Shrooms change my perspective on life, whereas weed just makes me hungry and giddy. Seems like a waste of time to me, that I should “get high right, or not at all” haha

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Eric (@blankey)2 years, 6 months ago ago

Holy shit bro, intense stuff. I have had my fair share of panic attacks when high off of weed but nothing prophetic or what ever like you’ve had. I have had experiences of some kind of deja vu where I remember dreaming an exact situation that I and others are playing out.

I’d say it is just your mind playing tricks on you bro. The feeling of the external is simply a part in the brain where it anticipates things, where fear is located. It is there so that we are prepared for anything in the wild, however, I think it is starting to fade due to being so safe all the time and not having to worry about tigers attacking us.

@Manimal/others, I too have heard marijuana could make you schizophrenic, but I would say it simply can bring it out if you were already going to get it. There is no conclusive evidence for this so please do not talk yourself into this. Telling yourself smoking weed could cause you to become schizophrenic could be bad. The mind is powerful, good thoughts AND bad ones.

@theskafish, Shrooms are defintely 10x better and more eye-opening than marijuana, but I still enjoy a good toke here and there. I see it as a life enhancer now. Note, ever since taking mushrooms I have had far less panic attacks while high off marijuana and in general.

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Michael (@mike)2 years, 6 months ago ago

Used to smoke everyday in high school. Now I feel left out, as I’m in college and everyone burns pretty constantly, but things have changed for me.

Now usually I get all high and awkward, it only serves to further perpetuate my anxieties :/

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animus (@animus)2 years, 6 months ago ago

I used to smoke everyday, all day for the last five years haha. But now I will only smoke if I have no worries on my mind otherwise I will start to ruminate on those problems and it will cause me some anxiety. It’s definitely a good reality check it you have a clear mind though, thinking different perspectives and all. Recently I’ve been drinking and smoking cigs alot though, hopefully I’ll quit the latter again soon.

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Jeff (@greenalke1)2 years ago ago

Honestly, the weed of today is no good anymore. Almost EVERY smoker will almost curse you out for saying that…but it’s true. The weed we had back in the 70′s was AMAZING compared to today’s stuff.

Now granted, the weed today looks good, smells good, tastes good blah blah blah. But who cares? WHAT IS THE HIGH LIKE? It seems everyone is so caught up on the appearance, texture, resin count etc but have forgotten about what the main point of it all is. To get you high and give you a good time!

The strains we had in the 70′s weren’t even buds at all. Most the time, it was just dried brown leaves…with TONS of SEEDS! We would share a joint or two among 5 people and everyone within minutes were laughing hysterically with tears down their faces. Many of times the entire high just consisted of everyone laughing for close to 2 hours. IT WAS FUN! It never produced anxiety, panic attacks like today’s strains do. It never gave you “couch-lock” or laziness. It put you forward, gave you confidence and inspired you to greatness! “It was an instant good time” The munchies we got on the stuff was incredible. We would literally raid the kitchen and clean every cupboard out. If we went to a grocery store while high….WATCH OUT! We would eat everything in sight!

I believe the problem with today’s strains lies in how it’s being grown. All the breeders are growing the plants in the wrong way if you ask me. Their torturing them. They force the budding cycle, then kill all the males and grow just the females. Of course some of the females may go both sexes in a last desperate attempt to make seeds, but hell, they mess with them also. So in the end, were all just smoking tired and sexually frustrated plants! No wonder the high is shit…the plant is unhappy.

Many people, especially younger people that can’t argue because they weren’t around then will call BS on this. They will act like they know exactly how to grow cannabis. Well, mother nature grows it just fine and I can almost guarantee has the better recipe for growing it properly.

You NEVER see seeds in today’s strains. That’s because the breeders are not letting the plants reproduce! And now they have “feminized” seeds which I don’t know how they altered the genetics, but can now produce seeds that don’t even have males in them. WTF is that!? Plant mutilation!

I noticed a decline in the quality of the high in the beginning of the early 90′s. That was the last time I actually got some fun stuff. I was 45 at the time.

A lot of people will say, “well everything is more fun when you young.” This is somewhat true…but then why don’t I see any of today’s “young” kids laughing their asses off when their high on today’s “good” shit?

I go to Hempfest every year in Seattle and it’s just a big joke. Everyone is just walking around all zombie-fied, tired, anti-social and weird.

Believe me when I say something has gone terribly wrong with the weed of today. It’s too bad too cause I would still be a smoker. All my friends agree too. The fun high is long gone. I think these plants have gotten stepped on over the years and generations that getting the plants back to their natural ways is probably impossible.

Such a shame…

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