At 9/30/05 11:04 AM, -LazyDrunk- wrote:
If you really don't want to continue smoking grass, one of the first things you need to do is seperate yourself from the environment that your pot-smoking habit thrives in.
Right on the nose... I used to smoke A LOT back in high school. I had my fun, but it started to effect me negatively. I used to get real anxious and this frantic, racing heartbeat after about 3 years or more of continuous (pretty much everyday) use. I also had chronic bronchitis mostly from smoking a lot of grass and ciggs. The first 3 year of high school were also a blur and a waste. Some people can prioritize - smoke, do their work for school, etc. - I was not one of these people.
In any case, I had a blast when I used to do it and it provided me with many more in depth, maybe even "intellectual" highs and experiences towards the end of my use. I started to treat it with more respect, and not overuse it. But I needed to stop for health reasons basically so I had to separate myself from my friends who did it. Sure, I could’ve still hung out and not smoked, but when people do it all the time, it’s hard to tear away. "Old habits die hard". heh
It wasn’t pretty and I didn’t hang out with the majority of my friends for around 2 years - during this time my group split up anyway, so I was the trend starter - or catalyst, if you will.
I still am not by any means against it, and I still want to smoke every now and then.
(I did a few times, but I felt almost nothing so I’m done with it).
But I never acted half as stupid and irresponsible while stoned as I do when I’ve had a few too many beers. I think its ridiculous thatmarijuana is illegal -
"the war on drugs" pfft...people getting arrested for having pot on them is absurd. This isn’t an issue that should be so enforced, its a waste of money, effort and resources. People caught driving under the influence should be treated as a threat, but thats about it.
Alcohol causes MANY MANY more incidents and deaths and they ADVERTISE beer and liquor on TV. Hmmm.
The problems with marijuana started with people being ignorant, racist and they used "pot propaganda" to justify and enforce the stupidity. And this started a looooong time ago.