Manifest Apathy wrote:hey i got a question for ya nautical:
alright now let's be honest first. you seem like you "smoke a lotta reefer".
I'll be quite honest myself...I smoke a lot of reefer too. I like my "shit" mad "dank", even if it costs daddy a little extra.
do you think other people just "don't get it"? are we "just a coupla potheads ramblin'" about the physical/mental benefits of habitual marijuana use and possibly masking underlying issues pertaining to an underlying reliance on altered states of consciousness while spending more time trying to justify our lifestyle to ourselves while smoking away money that could be used for savings, or are we sincerely just types of people who benefit moreso than not from pot?
I think I might've read a couple of your posts about mmj, sorry if I've confused you with someone else but I believe it was related to sciatica or something shitty like that? (no need to re-tell stories, not tryin to pry into yr shit or nothin either). I've got chronic muscle spasms in my upper back, shoulder, and neck; x-ray showed a bit of scoliosis and abnormally loose ligaments that very easily forms a pinched nerve right in that great spot beneath your shoulder blade and neck that radiates out—I do all the stretches and stuff to try to strengthen it like all doctors recommend but one bad day can undo everything. Going to the chiropractor helps but of course, but it only makes things looser so inevitably I ended up needing to visit frequently. If I were to get a card this is probably what would do it, but in addition I've got IBS and all sorts of other things that weed stops dead in its tracks. When my back slips out, it affects all sorts of things from my arms sometimes going numb to getting "shocked" if I turn my neck the wrong way, and a high quality indica dominant stops all sorts of spasm pain from interfering with my life and of course back pain just ruins your mood completely.
Anyways; I don't keep track of how much I smoke anymore, I just smoke a few bowls whenever I'm at the house and I do everything from 4 hour classes to cleaning the kitchen while high. I ended up quitting cigarettes with weed but developed the tolerance as a result, but with the tolerance I found that I can smoke without worrying about getting "too high" and go about my day doing things without thinking twice. 99% of people I talk to including a lot of stoners think I'm absolutely insane for this. Even my dealer elbows me about it from time to time; I apparently have the "Seth Rogan gene" or something...
So what's your take on this, if ya got one? I've noticed I feel shittier when I smoke not so great weed, so the solution has been to prioritize top shelf weed vs. settling and it makes a huge difference. I stopped drinking regularly, have more money for weed now, feel like I'm top of the Earth as a result, and meanwhile everyone down below me in 'squaresville' is hootin' and hollerin' because they can't handle their own shit, like all these reformed liberals who have to hate on weed just because it turns shitty people shittier and they couldn't handle "the shame" of being recreational drug users or something.
i started smoking weed pretty habitually before my back got fucked up, and i have continued to smoke after it got fixed. i also smoked after the surgery (ate edibles) in place of taking vicodin after the first week or so. most people out here get their scripts for insomnia, depression, and ADD. there are people who go to the weed clinics who are extremely sick as well, but it doesn't matter, because the people who are "just getting high" are self medicating for some reason. you can point towards anything and dub that the problem that weed is fixing, that's sort of why it's such a gray area. anyway, i'm rambling.
my tolerance is high and it sucks just because it's expensive. people don't know when i'm high and usually are surprised to hear that i smoke weed if they don't know me well. i don't smoke at work at all, and i've gotten to the point that i just vaporize or take hits of hash most of the time because it makes me feel better than smoking bong rips all day...on the weekends i'm smoking all day because that's what all of my close friends do as well and it's just a social thing at this point. everyone has their own weed/card, so it's usually a nice mixture when we all hang. sorta silly.
anyway, if you can function well and honestly can look at yourself and say you're doing the best you can while smoking weed all the time, fucking do it. being high is awesome but it's not for everyone. taking a break every couple months is good though, i should do it soon.