Daily Marijuana Use

I usually go on little sprees where I’ll smoke 3-4 bowls, or pipe fulls, every day for an entire week or two. It helps relieve stress for me, and since I’m younger (17) it’s still somewhat new to me after smoking on and off for a couple years.

I don’t really consider myself a “pothead” but I guess everyone I know labels me as one. Not in a negative way, its just how it is I guess. Also, a lot of people (a lot meaning upwards of 75%) around where I live smoke marijuana as well, so it’s not real easily to avoid.

Anyway, sorry for the rant, but with that in mind, my question is; out of all the superstitions, theories, or just talk, does anyone have any hard evidence on the effects pot can have on you short&long term? The only one I could think of was just ruining your lungs, the equivalent of smoking cigarettes (but in that aspect, smoking pot does your lungs less harm, right? I can’t imagine there being more chemicals in a man-made lung killer meant to addict people than something growing out of the ground). People claim that smoking pot kills brain cells and makes you stupid…but I’ve had almost a 4.0 GPA the entire time I’ve smoked, and usually, when I smoke, I smoke a LOT, so I am having trouble figuring out when my brain cells are suppose to just up and disappear.

Can anyone help?

Answer #1

You know Hippies back in the 60’s went on to be some of the most successful people in the world,the best art,music,movies,ideas and movements comes from the free feeling of pot

People that smoked it back in the 60’s are still around and kicking to today so it must not be as bad as a cigerettes considering pot doesnt have 2000 chemicals like tar in it,I mean the smoke in everything like that is bad for lungs but its not going to eat throw them,pot isnt man made,its been here a thousand times longer then anything compared to a human so its like eating a leaf I mean what worse a leaf or a bottle of vodka? I love pot 100% percent and to the ones that say its an addiction what isnt a addiction? tv is a addiction eating is,showering is,checking your email is,drinking is. I’d rather be under the infleuence of pot and sit on my couch all day watching tv and eating cheetos then out binge drinking and killing someone cause you wasnt supposed to be driving

Answer #2

I smoke pot every day . . well, now, so I dont, but I smoked a lot of pot (like whole bags) every day for 6 years before I found out. and im 17 too. there are some long term effects like a raspy voice, resporatory problems, and more wrinkles when you are like 90, but other that, it is way safe.

Answer #3

I’m man in early 40s. I have observed that infrequent use of weed has been very productive for me. It helped me get rid of my impotency, borderline schizophrenia as a teen. Recently it helped me understand things that I was never aware of like office politics at work, relationship with friends & relatives. Some how each time I get into weed after the initial ground breaking insights, I end up getting addicted, lose motivation, getting anxious, irritable, depressed & lonely. It’s real mystery. I am now experimenting with daily low oral dose for a while & see if this works. I guess infrequent use is the best.

Answer #4

…well I have friends who smoke and friends who don’t smoke, and I would say I spend time, usually, with both sides. Like I said…I’ve been smoking for just about 2 years. I, in no way and know this for a fact, am addicted to anything, at all, drug wise. Yeah…sure I think about when I’m going to smoke next because for me, it helps me concentrate. I don’t break out into giggles, I don’t think I’m Darth Vader from Star Wars, I don’t try to blow stuff up with axe+lighters. I act the same way I do when I’m high or after I smoke, however my critical thinking is better when I am high. I in no way need marijuana to solve my problems, however, I think of myself as a better person when I’m smoking because…well, who isn’t nicer? Really…tell me :(

Everything you told me was either wrong or…well, not that big of a deal. Your last statement that people have to go through “several dealers” to get some…well it’s not exactly legal so of course they’re going to have to do that.

Answer #5

Let me tell you this from an older person’s experiences and observations. My husband has smoked marijuana 44yrs out of 59. We have been together for a total of 13years. He has had difficulty retaining employment. He has to switch jobs frequently, he can not work for a company that does drug testing. He does real super hero like on his jobs at first and then it always falls apart. I have to constantly try to catch his mistakes and fix them before other notice and he ends up fired.
He has difficulty remembering things, concentration and has horrific mood swings. He will go for days smoking daily and then take a break and the withdrawal is unbelievable. He is verbally abusive to not only me but others and very very irrational. He insists it is everyone else riding his case, it is not him. Life has been hell with this man. One minute he is so unbelievable and then he just snaps.

My question to all of you is, “Do you really want to end up like that?” The kids hate being around his chaos. Do you really want to be that person?

Answer #6

Obviously, daily use is not so good…

However I would be shy of putting “the cart before the horse” on this one, and preach instead whole responsibility for yourself. The issue of ‘causation’ such as in jules1’s answer, (Is it really the herb? or maybe herb is a relief for him? Is he just a poor partner?) is sketchy at best. Studies have also shown that young users that smoke occationally have overall better social skills… so it’s not ALL bad or dooms-day.

That said I know people who use work, or sports or whatever similarly as how jules1’s husband uses herb: daily life revolves around it and other areas suffer. Obviously this is a pit-fall that happens to the best of people, but the difference is whether or not you address the issue (I.e. your wife, jules1, kids, etc etc). I mean you can’t just avoid life or expect, for example, as a regular smoker, to go into a career in aviation or law enforcement if you are a smoker. Personally I would never want to be held back, that’s all.

Honestly my biggest warning as an older, more experiences smoker is - don’t do any other drugs! Serious potential to Eff you up! I have health problems, so I never experimented, but I loved some of my ‘offbeat’ friends. Some of these people have really suffered for their experiments.

Herb has been cultivated and used by humans for, like, eternity. Don’t think the guys in n. India didn’t breed, in thousands of years, herb waaay stronger than what we have now. It is well known to be safer than alcohol (not saying a lot, honestly). MOST other drugs (E, LSD) can’t say much about helping humanity, and I personally know some brilliant people who have hurt themselves - some still very productive but unhappy, for example. Call me a hypocrite, but I think there is a big difference in the risks, as shown by the qualitative and quantitative evidence.

Answer #7

Marijuana is both emotionally and mentally addictive. Once an individual becomes addicted to marijuana it develops into part of who they believe themselves to be. Avoiding their friends who do not use, the addict will gravitate to others that do. Marijuana is a topic that is always on their mind, whether it be thinking about the next time they will be able to get high or where their going to get their next sack. When someone is addicted to marijuana eventually their friends and the people close to them only know how they act when their stoned because they no longer do anything without first smoking. Their constant abuse is due to the misconception that marijuana is what they need to solve their problems. Sometimes addicts will take their stash with them wherever they go, just in case an opportunity arises and they are able to take a couple hits. They may even go through several dealers in order to make sure they always have a constant supply of marijuana - For assistance Call 1-800-405-8409: http://WWW.marijuanaaddiction.info/

Answer #8

I guess that is an equivalent of a binge drinker… Just like alcohol, weed has its negative effects, but it’s not the use that is the problem but when you start abusing it… kinda like what you’re doing… Putting aside the debate of whether weed is bad for you or not, I can tell you that the way you’re using it is definitely bad for you… If you’re smoking like that for a week or two, how precisely are you getting anything done? Also a concentration of a drug (any drug) cant exactly be good for your health… It’s one thing to use something recreationally, but you’ve gone beyond that (and you know that something is wrong or you wouldnt be posting this question…) And you have a 4.0, I’m assuming you’re a relatively smart person… you know that brain cells dont just up and go, just like cancer cells dont just appear out of thin air, emphysema doesnt develop over night, and your liver doesnt just stop functioning the next day… it takes time to destroy your body, but the way you’re doing it, it probably wont take that much time…

now look, I dont know how harmful weed is or whatever, as far as I’m concerned it’s probably not as dangerous as alchol… however that does not mean that it isnt harmful under all circumstances… and the way you’re doing it signals a problem… (above and beyond the physical effects of the drug)

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