Here's a hot take, you can still get addicted to weed, in fact you can get addicted to anything (alcohol, food, video games, anything thats a stimulus etc.) People act like since it doesn't impact your health negatively, that there can't be anything wrong with it. Now this isn't me hating on weed, hell America needs to decriminalize it if we're being real, if you do it in regular quantities as a small pastime like drinking and it doesn't impact your work/school ethic then thats good! Hell i have hella friends that do it and im fine with, but I sadly have met people who got too addicted to it. Where they were completely fine and chill before they started smoking but once they started thats all they wanna do. That we can't even chill and just talk without you wanting to smoke, and they make smoking their character and don't know how to have fun without weed. To those people, your not doing it to chill, you have a problem
When I wore a younger man's clothes I was depressed and anxious, and the only real escape I could find came from a bong. I bought a lot of weed. Never sold any. But that's all in the past. I knew many weed dealers over the years and as some of them were my friends, they would tell me now and then about tricks they would pull.
Here are a few of my favorites.
The dealer will get two pieces of mesh from a hardware store, the kind you use for making window screens, and put the weed between it. Then they'll take something like a back massager and vibrate the weed until most of the THC crystal and tricomes fall off, and save it for themselves. Then they'll sell the thrashed weed.
It's trivial to rig a scale so it zeros out light. There are lots of ways to do it, like putting a dollop of solder on the underside of the plate or just taping on a small weight that can't be seen. The only way to be sure you're getting a fair bag is to bring your own scale.
I’ll start with that I am generally and all day every day smoker. I think the longest I’d gone without in the last 6 years is about a week.
Well, I ran out on 4/21, and decided my tolerance was too high, quarantine made it far more risky to go get it (I do not live in a legal state) so I figured, lets give this a go.
I really didn’t have a problem stopping. Made the decision and it was easy.
It was definitely really difficult for me to seep the first few days, usually I’m out and dead to the world by 11 pm. First couple days I was up till about 4 am.
My munchies definitely went away. I almost immediately lost all interest in snacks. The mint oreos I had in my cabinet lasted me nearly two weeks, normally that would be 3 days, at most.
I absolutely felt no change in my sense of motivation. I was equally as productive. Always nice to see there was no effect on that.
I certainly felt more stressed, more anxious, and my ADHD came back in full force. I got used to tha... keep reading on reddit ➡
There is so much stigma surrounding it, and it’s gotten really annoying. All I see is 420 this, 420 that. It’s talked about in movies, TV, music, art, etc. Pineapple Express is one of my favorite movies, but still. So many people talk about how much they like weed, how PROUD they are to be a mad stoner, meanwhile, I think the lack of discretion about it kind of ruins the experience honestly. I think of weed like masturbation— sure, quite a few people do it, and there’s nothing wring with it, but I don’t need to hear about it. I don’t care how big of a stoner you are, and getting high all the time isn’t a personality trait. What’s even worse is when people smoke ONCE and act like it’s their life now. I don’t care about weed, and I don’t care to see it on any of your clothing or accessories, on your social media, or hear you talking about it. People that do this are worse than frat boys who talk about cheap beer 24/7. There is plenty more things to talk about.
Getting rid of my addictions and unhealthy habits one by one. Take it slow, one step at a time. Video games are next.
Edit: I did not expect this kind of response so it might take a while for me to get back to you all!
Edit2: I‘d like to use this opportunity to maybe guide people struggling with the same thing I struggled with towards helping communities here on reddit: r/leaves has helped me tremendously on kicking my weed addiction and r/pornfree has shown me the problems in porn addiction.
Edit3: I have to go to bed now. I will get back to you all in the morning. Have a good night or day!
Edit4: Alright, it seems like I need to clear some things up since A LOT of people are asking. Besides cigarettes, I think that ALL of these things (weed, porn, video games) can cause no harm for certain people when used in moderation. I am not by default opposed to these things. Weed is an amazing drug and medizine and for most users has no negative side effects, even if addicted. If that fit... keep reading on reddit ➡
I smoke weed regularly, my typical routine was smoking in the PM after work. When my company switched to working from home, I started smoking during the day because I can still function and it makes the boring admin tasks more bearable.
Every week we will do a team sync to get filled in on whats going on with the company, the status of working from home, and what to expect moving forward. These things can sometimes last up to an hour and as you can imagine are boring and repetitive.
We are required to show our faces to let management know we are actually attending, which is where the fuck up started.
For some reason, being in front of a screen did not register as being in a team meeting, so as we were going over how "not sure how long this WFH is going to last, are first priority is your safety yadda, yadda" I loaded a keef bowl on screen, shoveling it in my steamroller like a science experiment.
Then I took my rips. Zoom does this thing when you make a sound, the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Edit: wow! see the bottom for a quick response.
Last week, my wife and I decided it was finally time to end our quarantine and go into town for a veggie burger and a beer. As I ran in from the garden, I slipped on the concrete steps and came down really hard, breaking my femur right where it connects the knee joint. Thankfully it is stable and doesn't need surgery, but it is incredibly painful and I decided to forgo taking opiate pain medications after closing that chapter of my life over a decade ago.
Thankfully I live in a legal state, so I was quickly able to find a place nearby that sells a lovely Chocolate Tonic strain that comes in at 7% THC and 15% CBD that works wonders on the pain.
I ran out yesterday and worked out a ride to the dispensary so I could pick up a new order. As the tender bagged it up, I learned that the ATM was having problems and was not going to work. A little exasperated (it really hurts to be on my feet, even with crutches), I stared at the machine and pl... keep reading on reddit ➡
I know I’m not the first to share the ‘controversial’ opinion that weed is addictive, but I too was taken by surprise. I’m currently staying at my parents’ place to study, because when I was on my own I could hardly refrain from smoking every day. “Just one to relax before bed” turned into “just one at lunch for the taste” turned into “if I smoke before I start studying I’ll be really relaxed” turned into “now that I’ve started I might as well spark up another one”.
The idea that weed can’t be that bad, and that I can still function on weed makes it the easiest to just spark up, when really you know you shouldn’t. I literally have a drawer full of a ton of hard drugs; I have speed (amphetamines), 3-MMC, a bunch of different XTC pills, 2C-B, LSD, DXM, ketamine, a ton of nitrous canisters and poppers laying around, and all of those I can stay away from without any trouble at all. It’s just the weed and hash, that I consider least harmful, that I use against better knowing.
Just a pers... keep reading on reddit ➡
Weed is different for everyone. If it helps you, kudos. I couldn’t say the same.
People keep saying that we would have a third party, but it’s hard to support that mindset when the only other viable party is “Republicans who want to legalize weed”.
If I wanted smaller government and free-reign capitalism, I would just vote Republican. The only reason why Libertarians want less government oversight is so weed can get legalized. And once America has nation-wide marijuana legalization, Libertarians will look around, realize they have no other goals, and the party will just disappear overnight.
EDIT: Almost three hundred comments later and I finally gave out a delta that pleased everyone. I honestly didn’t think it would happen.
Recently I've started using low THC strains (between 7-13% THC ) usually combined with a high CBD content. My personal favourite is a 1:1 ratio.I found I prefer it to high THC strains alone. For me, strains that are more potent get me too high to function. The high with low percentage weed is very mellow and I can actually function. I can hold a conversation and I don't get paranoid. I think most people overlord their system with super potent strains. A lower potency strain can still give very good effects and won't kill your tolerance.
I still enjoy the occasional high THC strain, but I have to be in the right mood for it. If you've been having issues with weed, try lower percent strains and CBD and see if that makes a difference.
Edited: I’ve also noticed improvements in my mental health since I started incorporating high CBD weed. My anxiety has been greatly reduced, even when I’m sober.
I was looking through my older posts and realized that it would be (I'm pretty certain) 30 days since I commited to the notion that these things could no longer be a solution to the problems in my life and that they were in fact causing most of said problems. Lots of ups and downs and I'm pretty sure I've cried more during this time then I have over my entire life and for that I'm actually really grateful because it's been an opportunity to process things that I had suppressed at the time. I don't feel particularly great today though I've been pretty productive. Hoping tomorrow will feel like a better one.
Edit: woww here I go again 😭 thanks for all the love and support from all of you. I want to send it right back at you, keep it up were I'm this together ❤️ today is definitely a better day. :)
Edit: I've had a lot of people questioned me on my decision to cut coffee from my lifestyle. To explain the reason why to anyone who's wondering, it is by definition a psychoactive drug and... keep reading on reddit ➡
Nothing makes me happier than the smile on someone’s face when you slip them a little bag. Today I was standing in line at a gas station with a doob in my pocket that I was supposed to smoke at a park but didn’t, old dude in front of me was being an asshole to the cashiers so I figured I’d try make the cashier’s day by slipping the doobtube into his hand while he was giving my change. He asked me what it was and the other cashier looked and said “That’s a treat for you motherfucker now put it away.” Dude read the label and was beaming from ear to ear when I left. He was staring at me and waving while I pumped my gas. I don’t know how to end this I’m 4 blunts deep. I’m pretty high and poopin.
I was 16 and a sophomore in highschool, one of the security guards caught me skipping and took me to the administrators office, while I was sitting in the lobby waiting to be called into one of the rooms I overheard him saying I smelled like weed, I had about a half ounce in my pocket and knew they were going to search me. I immediately crumpled up a paper and casually walked into the principal's office which was empty at the time and I acted like I needed to use his trash can to throw that paper away, Instead I threw my weed in there, went back into the lobby they called my name and as expected they searched me and found nothing I took my detention slip and walked away and once again as I was leaving I crumpled another piece of paper up, walked into the empty principal's office and grabbed my weed. It was a very close call and it would've been bad had I been caught because my parents didn't have a clue that I smoked weed. This was over a decade ago in 2008 and I still think about it.
Drugs are great, until they aren’t. And I’m fuckin heartbroken that I lost one of my day one homies to drug addiction. As a child that grew up with no siblings, he acted as a brother to me, as well as to many of our friends in my group. He was the one that loved getting people to smile & had a damn contagious laugh if I’ve ever heard one. I’m gonna miss you man, we were supposed to be homies for life... but now, all that’s left are the memories we shared.
Throughout high school we dabbled in various drugs. We didn’t think of consequences, we were only focused on how many different things can we affect our body with. Because it was fun & life is pretty fuckin painful. At some point we became addicted to just being intoxicated off anything. From weed, ecstacy, lsd, xans, shrooms, coke, etc., you name it. But it started to become obvious that it really was a problem that would continue after graduating.
In a quick 2-3 years, my friend moved to the habit of smoking blues. Othe... keep reading on reddit ➡
Will report anything interesting or whatever questions may be asked.
Edit: ima take break reddit y’all, love you guys ❤️
For my mental and physical health! Wish me luck ❤️❤️❤️
So I was gonna pickup 5 grams from my dealer which usually cost 60$ in my country (Scandinavian). But when I turned up he only had 3.5 gram bags that cost 100$ each. He said it was imported from Cali.
Shit looked fire as hell, but 100$ for 3.5 grams is crazy. But since it took me more than an hour to get there I just bought the bag, since it was a rainy day - and I love smoking on them rainy days
So when I smoked this Cali stuff. Wow, first of all it was covered in kief. If I dropped it from like an inch from my table a ton of kief crystal fell from it.
The high was like what I hoped Cocaine would be like. Just pure bliss, euphoria and focus. It was a Sativa-Hybrid.
I can't believe you guys in legal countries get the opportunity to smoke this quality on a regular basis. I am truly jealous.
I went from smoking every single day, to deciding on quitting for a month. During that time, I felt amazing and high off life. The first few days were difficult, but after I didn’t really feel the need or urge to smoke.
The reason I wanted to take a month break was because I started to become more in tune with my spirit. I was meditating and practicing yoga everyday, and felt that it was inhibiting my spiritual growth. I had been wanting to stop for a while, but could never follow through. Until one day I just decided to take a break. Smoking everyday made me feel numb, and couldn’t ever really get high anymore. I didn’t want my coping mechanism to be rolling a blunt every time I was stressed out or had a bad day. And I wanted to see if my will power was stronger than my desire to smoke.
I took up other activities like mediation, yoga, working out, cleaning the house etc. Now every morning to start my day I meditate, do yoga, and work out. I’ve been eating better instead of only one... keep reading on reddit ➡
may not seem like a big achievement but i was reliant on weed to make me happy and to help me get to sleep and it was hard to stop smoking but i am finally starting to feel sober again :)
I just graduated college with a degree in Information Systems and Digital Content. Last Friday, I got a call from an amazing tech company offering me a job as a software engineer. They said they’d teach me everything I need to know in terms of python coding. Their training is 6-12 weeks, and I’m using this time to get clean. I am also using that time to get python certified and I bought a book to help with that as well. Last Sunday was the last time that I smoked. It’s been hard, but I know how amazing this opportunity is for me and the last thing I’d want to do is let weed ruin that for me. I’ve been a little cranky, but I know that opportunities like this don’t come everyday, especially during a pandemic. Wish me luck everyone.
I didn’t expect to get this much love. I wanted to get it off of my chest more than anything, and I’m so glad that I did. I already knew that I made a great decision by giving up smoking, but even more so now that all of you reminded me how great this... keep reading on reddit ➡
Background: I (26F) recently moved in with my bf (27M) of 10 months. We have lived together with his parents for most of this time frame, but now we have our own apartment together. He knows that I have a slight drinking problem... I drink every night and in the past, the drinking has definitely escalated our fights. I fully acknowledge that and I have been working intensely on self-improvement, self-care, better communication, etc... and I am proud of how far I've come. But one thing really triggers me, to the point where I am just consumed by rage... I cannot stand when my BF only brings up my drinking when we get into an argument. He starts going on about how it makes the situation worse every time (which is no longer the case, but I can see why he might be triggered because it has been in the past). I ask him why, if he is so concerned, he doesn't ever mention it during the day when I am sober? Or when we are not fighting while I'm drinking? If he thinks I have an issue, I feel tha... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just thought I’ll share this somewhere, because it makes me proud and happy. My life has become so much better and I don’t miss them at all. Sugar is quite tricky to avoid, but the extra effort makes me feel more dedicated to my health. My mind is sharp again, my feelings are back, my body is grateful, I have more energy and just in general I make better decisions. This community is a big source of motivation for me, so thank you all for sharing your stories. ❤️
-Weed makes it ok for you to go to bed without brushing your teeth.
-Weed makes it ok for you to pig out on junk food (and not clean up the mess).
-Weed makes it ok for you to spend money you should be saving.
-Weed makes it ok for you to live a passionless life.
-Weed makes it ok for you to live in isolation.
-Weed makes it ok for you to not clean your room.
-Weed makes it ok for you to forget your goals.
-Weed makes it ok for you to turn your head away from the real source of pain.
-Weed makes you think you’re OK.
Chronic use of weed made these and many other detrimental behaviors seem OK. There was no problem, so long I had some flower to smoke.
You have a choice, and even though it might seem scary, even though you might think “how am I going to live without weed?”, once you make a choice for yourself, a choice to be happy again, you will thank yourself later.
Don’t give up, it’s much brighter on this side- I promise.
** Remember- it’s not weed’s fault, but r... keep reading on reddit ➡
Plus I'm doing a diet & sport. Time to put my life back together.
Weed is bad for your sleep. Sure maybe you get more hours of sleep, but the sleep is less restful, this has been well documented in multiple studies. Also do you think not dreaming could possibly be good for you? There is a reason we dream, and weed inhibits the dreams. I think dreaming and deep sleep has a lot to do with memory storage and function and this is why chronic smokers have memory and recall problems. Can’t remember the name of that band? Forgot you had to do that thing? Ditch the weed and dream again, get a solid nights rest and be ready for the day. Stop interrupting the nature of nature. We are primordial perfection, perfect as is; a magical robot. Weed is like mud on a white wedding cake.
I'm HL and my SO is LL. Lately we've been experimenting a lot with having sex while high, and it has made a massive difference! I've always gotten SUPER horny when high, and turns out it's the same with my SO. She was nervous about trying to have sex while high at first but thankfully she decided to try it anyways.
In the past when we had sex we'd pretty much immediately get out of bed once we've both came... lately though during our "high sessions" we often stay in bed for hours fucking, making out, and fooling around. We found out that we're both able to have multiple orgasms in a row while high, so a lot of the times after we both first cum we stay in bed kissing and touching each other until round 2 a few minutes later. My SO also is a lot naughtier when she's high and lately we've tried a lot of new things that I never would have imagined her being into. It overall just feels like something has "clicked" between us sexually. And the thing is, our sober sex has also gotten better... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm looking to put together a playlist to listen to while hanging out on the dock swimming/wakeboarding/ shooting targets this year. Looking for music with a summery vibe, I'm big into punk, surf, thrash metal, psychedelia, some hip hop/edm. What have you got for me reddit?
One of my best friends who I've been smoking with on a near weekly basis for 8-9 years hit me up tonight to discuss recent drama in his life.
99% of the time we meet we smoke. Sometimes he brings sometimes I bring. But we almost always smoke. It's what began our friendship.
He told me he has new rolling papers for me. The transparent ones that I like.
I told him I stopped smoking 2 weeks ago in an effort to better myself but don't mind he smokes.
A second later he texts me saying he totally understands.
We met. He smoked. He didn't offer. I didn’t ask for a puff. I am still 2 weeks sober.
It was fine.
We are still friends.
Even better friends than before