Can anyone else not smoke marijuana anymore?
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…
I did have to quit cannabis because it became habitual however it was one of the biggest catalysts in everything everything everything I know and love about my journey towards self discovery.
It sounds silly but I lost my academic possibilities due to time and financial constraints before cannabis but it was no great loss because I was a dunce up until the age of 18 or so. But then I started smoking weed, I would imagine to a large extent it was biological but I switched on, weed kept me pinned to a computer though and just got me looking at anything and everything but also sitting in groups discussing anything and everything.
So now I can discuss sanskrit, aryan migration, sumerian/african/roman/medieval/napoleonic history, physics, nuclear physics, economics and so many other things that are to many to list I’d just gotten started. And yes I attribute it to weed it created a cultural shift in my life which was deleterious I suspect financially but intellectually it was a supernova.
@greenalke1, That’s actually really interesting. I’ve never heard a viewpoint like that on this subject. I dig it.
@west, @west, I went through the same experience. I was trying to find someone who had gone through this, I needed to know I wasn’t the only one. I feel like my boyfriend enjoys having control over the fact that I get panic attacks. This last time was the Truman show delusion u mentioned… the weird part is I’ve never even seen or heard of that movie till now. I was trying to explain what I had went through to him he gave me the you’re crazy look. I just wanted comfort and thanks for posting :) excuse my writing its hard without a keypad and a small phone screen.
Difinetly the same as Manimal.. It was just fun and games the first years, but it turned out to have a negative effect.
|General Tits Von Chodehoffen
That’s never happened to me, although I used to get pretty paranoid when I started smoking way back in high school. I think the key is to take regular breaks. When I have fights I usually take at least two weeks off from smoking and it’s not unusual for me to go a few months without it.
I’m the same way. I used to love cannabis. It fueled my thoughts and felt great. Now I just get paranoid and just sit there. I occasionally love smoking maybe half a bowl and meditating. The problem is everyone I know LOVES to smoke A LOT. I don’t…
But I’m with you on the mushies. If I wanna talk for hours about bizarreness, mushrooms are the way to go. Definitely my new favorite drug by far.
Every 3-5 months or so I love to eat a few grams of shrooms and close my eyes for a few hours listening to music and kind of “exploring” my trip. I’ve never been so far off the deep end I can’t tell what reality is.
@mackdaddy37, Word to that.
i don’t get how people can get spiritual revelations on weed. I love weed, but it seems like the thinking you do behind it is just as stupid as when you’re drunk. Entheogens however are totally capable of inducing the mind into taking up a whole paradigm shift in the way one views a certain aspect of life
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