Before the faithful potheads attack me, let me first preface this by stating that I will be indulging in the herbals for 4/20.
But we have to be real with ourselves.
Weed is Addictive
Tell a pothead that weed is addictive and watch them transform into a medical doctor, trying to explain away that fact.
You can spot a weed addict because they’ll say something like, “I can stop if I wanted to.”
But they never do – until they’re on probation.
And even then, they’re asking friends for their urine to pass a drug test.
Now, it may not be addicting like other drugs (ie. cocaine and heroin), as they create a chemical dependency.
Weed’s addictive nature has more to do with serotonin reserves.
Serotonin is the chemical in our brain that produces “happiness”.
Once that reserve is depleted, marijuana forces the generation of this chemical which can be perceived as an artificial creation of happiness.
Once, the high comes down, you have no more “happy juice” left – the body needs more time to produce it.
Since the body has no more “happy juice” left, depression may ensue.
This is what happens to a habitual smoker. When they don’t have weed, they become irritable.
When a habitual pot smoker can’t get in touch with their usual pusher they become anxious and on edge.
They will search high and low for the herb.
There’s this thing called a “zombie blunt”.
Basically, it’s a collection of previously smoked joints (roach: too small to smoke) combined into a new joint.
I’ve rolled these many times. It’s probably best to remove the bud from each one and then roll the new one, but some people won’t though.
Not doing this will leave a dirtier taste in your mouth.
This is “crackhead-like” behavior.
When I had the habit real bad, I’d search everywhere in the house just to find one roach. And finding one is like finding gold. Your eyes light up and you celebrate. You might even do a little dance.
A pothead will contemplate spending their last $5 on weed over food.
Or they’ll forego a hearty meal in favor of the value menu at the local fast food joint.
The bottom line is, potheads will do almost anything to get high.
Weed Makes You Dumb
From my experience, weed turns off your left brain in favor of the right.
I turn into an idiot when I’m high – but my creative juices overflow with abundance.
My thought process slows down. Everything slows down.
When I need to be creative, weed is my drug of choice. When I need to be productive, I avoid weed at all cost.
My mind works best when sober. But I do lose a creative advantage.
Alternatively, working out high is awesome. For some reason, exercising becomes more focused.
It almost feels like a sports enhancement.
When I play basketball high, I turn into Magic Johnson. But my turnovers go up because of bad decision making.
Paranoia is a concern but an experienced pothead usually overcomes this.
One time I got a girlfriend high and she made me get out the bed because she all of a sudden was afraid of me. Weird.
Smoking weed takes practice and experience to control the side effects.
One side effect I hate is short-term memory loss. You can forget a whole thought mid-sentence.
There are pros and cons to this. On one hand, you’ll think of all these creative ideas. While on the other hand, you’ll forget half of them.
It’s best to keep a voice recorder near and hope you don’t lose the memory before you hit the record button.
Allow me to put my tin foil hat on for a moment.
Governments are now legalizing weed. I’m sure the main reason is that taxing it is profitable.
Colorado has harvested half a billion dollars in taxes and fees since it legalized recreational weed.
But the conspiracy theorist in me can’t help but think that there’s a hidden agenda to push GMO strains into the market.
These strains could increase side effects and open the door for new unforeseen and even more detrimental ones.
I believe that many of us are already smoking GMO weed strains.
Can we please just keep the weed organic? PLEASE!
Why do I believe weed is the new crack?
Because I think the detrimental side-effects will outweigh the benefits and create a population of zombies.
It may create a grouping of people so dependent upon weed that they will not become productive in society.
Instead, they will become a liability to themselves and others.
If you’re going to indulge in the herbals, please practice control and discipline.
If you’re habitual, think about taking a break. Let the chemicals in your brain normalize.
Some habitual smokers smoke so much that they don’t even get high anymore, which encourages them to smoke even more or search for stronger strains.
Going back to my previous point, their serotonin reserves are depleted.
My next point, potheads are going to hate.
DO NOT WAKE AND BAKE (unless you’re a creative).
If you’re someone who needs to be productive, try to stay sober until your work is completed.
Use weed as the reward for knocking out your to-do list.
I find that weed kills motivation. After you get high, you become so carefree that nothing matters anymore.
Lastly, I believe that smoking weed is the wrong idea.
With smoke, you’re basically inhaling carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Both of these are poisons.
If some spiritual guru persuades you to believe that smoking is going to help you “ascend”, you should probably disregard them as a thought leader.
The smoke will interfere with your endocrine gland system.
If you’re of the spiritual variety, that includes disrupting the pineal & pituitary glands – aka the third eye.
I hold the belief that weed should be consumed orally.
Edibles are DEFINITELY the best way to get high.
Make brownies or use THC pills (THC oil).
The high from smoking feels like a head high.
The high from edibles feels like a full body.
When I eat edibles, even my toes get high. 😂
The high lasts longer and I know that’s music to a potheads ears.
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— Hotep Jesus 🧠 (@VibeHi) April 20, 2018