Here’s my hypothesis: Cannabis is the holy herb. It balances the Autonomic Nervous System which allows for optimal function of the human being as an organism. This balance also allows one to experience heart-consciousness. Our hearts pick up and interact through electromagnetic information (www.heartmath.org). Therefore, cannabis breaks down the bridge between inside and out, energetically speaking.
I believe cannabis is a teacher, a plant teacher that shows us how to interact with others out of love.
I believe this herb has the potential to change human history if used correctly.
I would like to hear thoughts, insights, similar experiences. Don’t beat around the bush.
Most importantly, if something helps you gain higher consciousness, it is only healthy to use.
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I generally agree with basically everything said in the thread, but I’ll add a couple points I’ve thought. Overall, I think weed has the inherent benefit of making people more open minded by inviting them to look at reality from a viewpoint beyond their regular perspective. In this sense it is a good thing. At the same time what I’ve found, for smoking it to actually be beneficial the person needs to be interested in this kind of thinking. People need to actually want to use their mind, and only then do all of these positive things follow. Being a young adult, I look around and I see a lot of people who smoke a lot, but they do it to ‘turn their mind off’. They use it so they have something to do while they don’t think about anything, with the added benefit of making a TV show slightly more interesting. So it definitely depends on the person, but I don’t think a lot of people actually try to get the most out of it, and it’s deifnitely how they look at it. A lot of people look at it like alcohol and drinking, where for weed they smoke just to get really stoned, not for introspection or creativity.
Personally, I started getting a lot more out of weed when I started smoking by myself. I can smoke a tiny amount and get a lot of out of it alters my consciousness in the slightest. Where when you’re with other people you automatically smoke a lot more, you’re not as attuned to the slighter changes in your mind so it doesn’t ‘feel’ like you’re high. It’s an interesting thing I noticed.
Agreeing with the general tone of the thread, I believe that marijuana is a wonderful creation and in the past year that I have smoked ‘full-time’ my mind has grown amazingly, I have learnt to appreciate different perspectives and have learnt a great deal about myself and the world.
However, on the flip side, I have/am also experiencing the effects of addiction, like that little voice that takes over when ‘its just one more’ or I buy weed without considering my weekly budget. I also believe that its very easy to get trapped in negative thought patterns with weed, such as getting stuck with a negative thought that pops up from time to time, subtly playing on your mind. But as I have realized the negative effects I have tried to maintain control and adjust my smoking, so now I only get amazingly high with friends, and am more prone to one nice relaxing joint in the afternoon and one before bed otherwise.
TL/DR: Weeds awesome, just make sure to maintain both moderation and control
@keriaku, I agree about the smoking alone thing in a way. I find that when i take a bong hit or 2 then go for a drive (usually to my girls house) my head is filled with thoughts. I starts solving personal issues and larger issues in my head. Things really start to make more and more sense as i am driving. I wish I wrote that stuff down, so maybe it would be good for me to chill in my room alone once and a while and start writing this stuff down. Its pretty amazing how the thought process changes.
There can be no doubt that bud can lead to other drugs BUT is is the conscious decision of the user to move on to the other drugs, you can’t blame the bud. I don’t. I blame myself for thinking I could handle it, despite all the information I had saying otherwise.
I smoke maybe one or twice a week if I’m lucky, I have a busy life and a family now so I don’t have much time or money to spend on weed. I think it is perfect for me though. A little reward for the daily grind, working my ass off and going to school. It is my ME time. It gives me an opportunity to decompress and reevaluate the decisions that need to be made from a different, positive mind frame.
It really is a sacred ritual for me and I feel that doing it weekly instead of daily keeps it special and keeps the inspirational aspect in tact. Some of the best decisions I have ever made regarding, my family life, work or other aspects of my life were made under the influence of cannabis. It is my spiritual adviser so to speak, it allows me to tackle problems from perspective of love. Even when regarding work, “what will benefit all parties?” I’m not saying I cannot make these decisions sober but cannabis puts me on the love wavelength and makes it obvious.
I believe this to be true..
I think that this holy herb can be the solution for world peace.
If all our world leaders smoked a community joint together..they would laugh, cry, feel awesome, feel awkward..and experience profound realizations.
No anger, no animosity when you are feeling mighty high.
It’s a tool..and peace must be at the forefront of the marijuana push. We can’t use it as a crutch..and we can’t use it to bolster our image.
drugs are chemical accelerators of the body. THC(tetrahydrocannabinol) naturally occurs in our body. It is released in example: running, running is a subliminal form of meditation which (aside from the obvious physical benefits) it soothes the soul. weed strives to balance all chemical imbalances in the brain at all times. if your down it brings you up and if your up it brings you down.
@josephm, Doesn’t mean DMT is produced in the brain.
And CBD would still be incorrect, as CBD is again a specific cannabinoid.
You just said that the brain makes its own THC. That is not a fact, and I would call it drug hearsay.
I don’t really smoke anymore except maybe once or twice a month(if that). I used to be a full time stoner and it was terrible. It’s definitely a myth that weed is not addictive. ANYTHING has the potential to be addictive, especially mind altering things. So do the world a favor and quit propagating this misinformation!
Lately I’ve been considering smoking again but want to limit it to once a week, twice tops. I used to think that MJ caused anxiety but lately I’ve been thinking that it only enhances what is already there and makes it more noticeable and intense. When I do smoke I will be using it for apartment cleaning frenzy days, and to enhance my focus with art and playing music. It is not a social drug for me.
@ijesuschrist, having may or may not experienced a massive influx of DMT into my system, i can tell when my pineal gland is acting up. my life is an experiment, i don’t need sources of information that don’t involve my own body because Im an intelligent enough individual to realize how my body feels and how it reacts to certain meditative states. I try to speak my true feeling, not somebody else’s. and saying anything more than a cannabinoid will boggle peoples minds, pertaining to the masses, I try to speak as broadly as I can so the readers don’t feel left out or write it off. you researched what i try’d to say, and figured some shit out. thats one of my goals.
@eyeslikeskies, I love these posts because there are people that are far left, far right and in between. So here is my opinion, and its just that an opinion. First off, weed is not for everyone, we all know that because we are all different and we all react to differently to anything in life whether it be food, alcohol, weed, weather, other people etc. However we also know weed is not physically addicting only psychologically so for me here the difference for people being addicted or not is their brain power, will power and maturity.
When i first started smoking it was solely to get as stoned as possible at any possible time. All my friends were like that through highschool with any drug they used, we just wanted to get fucked up. Now that I have been smoking on and off for about 9 years I have finally realized what it is weed does and how it helps me and how I can control my smoking when i want to. It is a drug that will expand your mind, make you creative, make you question rules, laws, society and pretty much anything and everything around you. That is the beauty of the drug, it helps you sift through all the bull shit life throws at us constantly. It will help you learn by sparking your interest in things that never before mattered and give you an opened mind.
As you said and as Bob Marley, SOJA and many others have said throughout history “it has the power to change the world”. I agree with that 100% because atleast for me and others i see that it makes people more accepting, more loving and more caring about the next human being. It will help alleviate hate in your life if you actually reflect on life and dont veg out every time you smoke. There is a reason it has been used for thousands of years in cultures that promote peace, meditation and love.
It is horribly demonized in the world now, at least by western society, and that is why is gets the negative stigma to it and thats why people abuse the drug as teens and young adults because they are using it for the wrong reason. If it were legal and promoted for what it is, (a love drug, a meditative drug) then society would be using it differently and having different effects from it. We would have to be around the horrible dealers, shitty fucking people if it were legal, and we all know it should be. Propaganda ruined this magical drug, and it is only now that people are opening their minds and realizing, hey this isnt a bad thing, its natural and it has healing powers.
I can only hope that more people are awakened to the wonders of this plant for medical and recreational use and it one day becomes legal.
@cadeus333 you seem to have a good thing going there, using it for the right reasons and not over using. Thats the other problem with some people that they over use and we all know anything can be bad when that happens no matter the vice.
@thezango yea definitely moderation and control, you have to have that reflection time/sober time
@magicmush yea its not for everyone and for me i believe it all in the head and once someone has the power to realize the good and the bad and they can control the drug it has benefits
@eyeslikeskies, I love this website for posts just like these, where intelligent people can explore issues together, and as a result be educated and supported.
Great comments everyone:) Much love:)