opinions on marijuana
Personally I feel that marijuana doesn’t get the respect that it should. There are two types of people who have negative opinions on it: the ones who haven’t tried it, and the ones who have had a bad experience with it.
People don’t realize that it helps with all sorts of problems. Insomnia, eating disorders, pain, even depression.
Do I think marijuana gets the credit it deserves? No.
But what is your opinion on it?
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Personally I think that it gets looked down on for more than just being illegal.
I am a regular smoker, but also I have a lot of willpower.
I’ve watched helplessly as (yes health class) many of my friends used marijuana and it became a gateway drug into some much harder substances. A lot of them have had jail time now which is unfortunate but as for me I’ve stuck to just natural things.
My point is,
1) its illegal because the paper industry would never be able to compete with hemp made paper, but most people don’t realize that is the reason it was made illegal not because it gets you high.
2) Some people want to smoke themselves into oblivion and they are the ones who use it all the time and most likely end up doing harder drugs. This is just as much a reason that people demonize it.
I’m open to discussion.
I think people are starting to realize at an exponentially increasing level that cannabis is harmless and can be beneficial. I bet within 5 years most people will realize that the image they have on cannabis is a lie based on the propaganda by large corporations (pharmacy, timber, etc) so they can continue generating huge amounts of profit. It’s mostly elderly people who put down cannabis nowadays because of their strong social programming. Once the elderly generations dies off and the current young generations grow old, I can almost guarantee that the view of cannabis will be completely changed.
@chodebalm, I agree with every single one of your points, except for that it’s the most eye-opening drug. It certainly opens your eyes a bit, but having tripped on shrooms I can’t say weed is more eye-opening. I’m sure there’s something out there even more eye-opening that shrooms too. But yeah cannabis is great
I actually had a really interesting conversation with my mother about the argument between marijuana use among teenagers and drinking alcohol. My mother does not have much experience with marijuana, she claims she smoked it once and absolutely hated it. Mind you, my mother also claims that “marijuana makes you feel out of control, whereas alcohol does not.” Personally, I can not fathom this logic.
1. I’ll begin with the most overused wrangle; marijuana is a plant. Alcohol is a poison. I have gotten to the point where I drank myself until I blacked out, had no idea how I got home, and convulsively vomited every 20 minutes for the next six hours. I’d love to hear an incident where someone “smoked too much” and had this same experience. No? Not possible? Because marijuana does not poison your body.
2. It makes you dumb. There are those who believe this argument, began smoking weed, and use it as an excuse to CONTINUE BEING a lazy individual with no ambitions. Those people were without a doubt just a lazy prior to smoking weed, however now they have found a social acceptable excuse to carry on with their poor habits.
3. Marijuana causes people to concentrate. It just depends on what you chose to concentrate on.
Point is, marijuana should not be the one that is getting credited. Sure, it can increase your creativity levels and HELP you concentrate. However, it will not make you smart, it will not make you dumb, it will not make you dull nor will it make you creative. It WILL heighten your sense of being. If you are a wonderful person to begin with, remain wonderful. If not, smoking marijuana will by no means transform you into someone you are not.
I suffer from Depression, which includes a nice little combination of insomnia, constant exhaustion regardless of the amount, or lack thereof, of sleep I get, social anxiety, and a deep and penetrating emptiness that leaves me lost and finding no reason to do anything at all. Marijuana seems to help with most of these symptoms for me. Small doses of Sativa during the day calm the depression and allow me to think much clearer, and at night a nice Indica puts me to sleep and allows me to wake up feeling refreshed and well rested, allowing me to start my days with ease and calm, something which is almost never possible without it. I do, however understand people feeling uneasy about it. Like everything else it can be abused, if you smoke too much too often you may start to isolate yourself from reality, but that’s a part of learning and experimenting with self control. I adore my Marijuana and the many luxurious varieties I can choose from to center myself in this world and I’d love to be more open about it and to be able to acquire it legally and more often so I wasn’t forced to decide between weed or the pressure of taking SSRI’s, Anti- anxiety meds, or sleep meds. I’d like to be able to walk into a store and choose my medicine for the week so that I can live with fulfillment and wonderment and not dread and emptiness. If you don’t enjoy marijuana, that is fine, but to look down on another for using it responsibly is just heartbreaking.
I found an excellent article that elaborates on weed’s effect on consciousness:
In the words of Dr Dre “smoke weed everyday”
Nah but seriously it completely depends on the individual, it can be extremely beneficial if you are in the right mind state and understand what weed is and what is does. But on the other hand it can do the opposite if you are not mentally prepared for it. Same goes for most drugs, they tend to be abused by people who have no idea what the drugs do and why they should be used. And of course the media, laws, word of mouth and what not, have a huge impact on the way drugs are perceived.
@monica9494721, Your using he says she says arguments and it’s unfortunate that those people abused it but not everyone is like your friends. Also, thumbs up for the pretentious nature of your post, it was a joy to read.
@irievibes, “Weed is not responsible for your boring friends and pathetic attitude. For fucks sake.”
Prove it. With unbiased, measurable fact, not your opinions. What do you do on weed that is so exciting then? I’m not even being sarcastic here, I’m just saying I haven’t found it yet myself – so if you know like you claim to, show me something better. Like I said, I’ve tried weed, smoked it more or less for 5-6 years and it didn’t add value to MY life – I never said that I claim to know what it does for other people, as a matter of fact, like I said I’m for legalization and I don’t think it should be criminal, but just like some people don’t want to drink, I don’t want to smoke. I’m not trying to tell you what should work for you, or putting down YOUR lifestyle and choices, so where do you get off putting down mine?
And yes, I guess I am a little melancholy but you know what, life’s not always a blast for everybody. Excuse me if my life isn’t or can’t be party-all-the-time.
@hlyrichey, I hate the stigma given to those fighting for legalization. Every time I start a convo on the internet people want to say “Josh must be high” because I am fighting for myself and everyone who wants it legalized. They want to say marijuana legalization isnt important, its benefits arent proven blah blah blah. Its annoying as hell but the good thing is I havent come across one person that can say it should be illegal for any reason.
Its is still seen only as a recreational drug only and people down play its medical benefits and spiritual benefits as well. Thats the main problem that I see, but as more state legalize and we really start to test is and run experiments on it and as our technology advances we will begin to see the benefits it has and people will give it the respect it deserves. The plant itself is a fucking miracle in all that it provides from food to fuel to clothing to medicinal and recreational uses. Simply amazing!
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I believe marijuana can be good or bad.
It can be good or used productively when your intention is to use it for those purposes.
However, when weed is used just to have fun and feel good, that’s when it becomes bad.
It all depends on intention.
@irievibes, “I apologize if I came off a little brash. That was before I smoked this bowl and realized how insensitive it was to say that. (Not joking)”
Eh, it’s fine, but this is sort of one of the reasons I am so melancholy – I have a problem with hiding from the things I really want in life, and for me weed was a way to just blow off life and not care that I was doing it. For me, it is easier to feel warm and fuzzy from smoking and do nothing, than it is to just do what’s necessary, which I need to do in spades to make up for years of clouded perceptions and lost time. There’s so much I need to know and do, and fast. I’m trying, but heaven knows it’s not easy.
well i hv smoked it for 3 years continuously..and i would lik to open up personally on the use/abuse:- plz do comment :-in the beginning i particularly had a very low tendency of consumption,i started smoking in cigarates….emptying them and then mixing the stash wit the tobacco..then it lead to smoking papers and bongs ultimately..i found out it has started absorbing me wit maself….that resulted in me getting less social drastically(though i hav an awesome friend circle)….i learned western dancing(street)..and amazingly become good at interpreting body language..it even made me close to spirituality (being Indian ,,i started composing songs and poems in the favour of lord shiva a ”hindu god”…i feel damn alive..but by the end of ma college degree i started my self withdrawing from its use….actually i had become addicted to it..so i started abusing it….eventually i realized that..it is my mind which is constantly tricking me not to consider it as an addiction but a blessing from ma god….day by day i started becoming lazy..and i almost lost ma interest in socializing ….u might hav heard the song by lotusflower “.and the weed takes root in ma heart” something lik that….but since i m constantly in touch with the meditation..from my early childhood…(though i dnt practice it regularly) but 2-3 months regularly each year of my life…i came to the conclusion that marijuana is indeed a drug…it is lik an outside force,a catalyst that enhances ur self of awareness(m really sry if i hav hurt the sentiments of any HEthens ,plz do pardon me)..see this is my personal experience..and the results which i have witnessed are very devastating…..first i hav quit smoking then by continuous effort i reduced marijuana consumption to zero..now it is lik more then 4 months and i never want to indulge in it again ….there are certain holy groups in my country which practice worshiping “shiva” they are “nagas” and “Aghories”….u can google about them..they are regular smokers of marijuana …they live in some parallel reality..but they practice intense forms of yoga and meditation…u can call them lunatics but we respect them ..and call them “babas”(sadhu)…holy saints so..i cant disrespect cannabis but neither can i support its use ..cause i think on national basis it is killing the natural productivity ..which for us individuals is a matter of shame and it is also giving rise
In my government class we read an article crediting marijuana as a drug less dangerous than even alcohol which is legal in this country. To me the reason that is not legal is that the government doesn’t want to regulate which I think is something they should do. By regulating it it gets to be legal and the government gets to make some cash out of it but unless they change their perspective on what dangerous and not people are still going to be afraid to try marijuana
@theskafish, I think a lot of times we expect way too much of ourselves. When we drift off in thought we feel like we must be somewhere else, in a different situation. BUT, you can’t move mountains over night.
I always used to feel rushed and I hated the anxiety that came with that. You must slow down, and focus…………….like a zen master