EXPLAIN How Marijuana has Helped You

Discussion in 'Real Life Stories' started by Stride420, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. #1 Stride420, Nov 17, 2011
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    Btw I know its long but I think its worth the read so hopefully some of you wont be so lazy and just read it.

    I realize how there's a lot of threads that ask how does marijuana help you but people never really explain their own situation.
    I'll start off with my case. Currently I'm an 18 year old senior in HIGH school. My story starts when I hit 10th grade. A huge wave of anxiety and depression hit me(predisposed in my genes). Prior to this I was a pretty good student averaging 3.5GPA. Once 10th grade hit I was constantly late to class(1st period) I wasn't smoking at this point, it was just a huge lack of motivation to keep living and getting out of bed. The whole year I prob had like 70 tardies. My grades started slipping, although I was very depressed I still managed to keep a flat 3.0. Got my very first D mainly because of my so many tardies. 10th grade was mostly just a huge ball of anxiety and depression. I was very anti pot until towards the end of 10th grade. First time I smoked was towards the end of 10 grade. Didn't get high until the 2nd time I did it. And man when I got high for the first time I remember walking down the street and this huge ball was lifted off of my shoulders. I remember thinking to myself "this is what I've been missing." Well 10th grade ended and I didn't really smoke too often because my dad was so against it. Thought it was gonna mess up my life.... Mainly because we have this family friend who's son is known to be a huge pothead and he's a burn out doing nothing with his life. But 11th grade started and I would smoke just every so often... Like once a month sometimes less. Even though it was a very small amount it helped me out tremendously. I had not nearly the same amount tardies, maybe like 12? My grades had picked up to around 3.3-3.5ish. Now fast forward to today. Smoking daily as a senior in high school. But now get this even though I still get a few tardies here and there currently my GPA is..... Wait for it... 4.4 yes! 4.4. And that's all while smoking daily. My anxiety and depression is pretty much non existent. Sorry its long but that's my story hopefully someone will read it.
     
  2. #2 wak, Nov 17, 2011
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    its given me good times but in the grand scheme of things it aint helped atall, im not blaming cannabis but all im saying is people as lazy as me should not smoke every day just like they shouldn't drink every day but i do both cos i'm a fucking idiot.
     
  3. If I need to go into what we call "society" today, I can't do it sober. Not at all. I'm way too paranoid. However, if I smoke a bit of weed, I'll be fine. It helps me with my paranoia and tremendously helps with my anxiety. It also helps with my penis problem. That is the fact that sometimes when about to have sex, I'll get a bit soft before putting it in due to my anxiety and levels of nervousness. If I smoke weed with the female before any of this and I'm high during, I am fine.

    :hello::hello:
     
  4. bud has changed my life because it made me feel more free and appreciative of life. i think before i started smoking it i was more depressing and always thinking of the bad things i couldn't change but now i don't worry or stress about things that cant be changed and just accept life and live it to the fullest. i think it made me see my self in a whole new perspective a happy and enjoyable person too be around. i think bud has changed my life in so many important was such as it makes me feel good inside , making me not sweat the small things and makes me get a understanding of life . i love how when i smoke i can go to a time in my life where i was the really happy and feel the exact same feeling. i think bud has made me a more open person and generally a better person . i had some awesome ass experiences when i smoked that i will never forget. that's basically how bud has changed my life for the best
     
  5. Honestly, weed hasn't helped me at all. Its gotten me in legal trouble, car accidents, harder drugs, etc. And don't say that weed didn't get me into harder drugs just because we don't share the same story. Thanks
     
  6. I have Crohn's. I lost 50 lbs in two months when I started having symptoms. I was weak, tired, achey, nauseous and in crazy amounts of pain for two years. My now fiance got me smoking weed regularly and my symptoms decreased in intensity. Suddenly I was hungry and when I ate, the food stayed in my body. I could walk without pain and even bend.

    I feel lucky to have been exposed to weed in such a positive way.
     
  7. [quote name='"SmokinBowlers"']Honestly, weed hasn't helped me at all. Its gotten me in legal trouble, car accidents, harder drugs, etc. And don't say that weed didn't get me into harder drugs just because we don't share the same story. Thanks[/quote]

    Wow, u may want to stop smoking unitl u mature more. Not trying to insult u just sayin u should get ur shit together before u start smokin. You can't blame the weed for ur stupid mistakes...that's what makes us responsible smokers look bad. Goodluck bro.
     


  8. +rep. You deserve it. :smoke: Smoke on.
     
  9. [quote name='"closedingirl"']I have Crohn's. I lost 50 lbs in two months when I started having symptoms. I was weak, tired, achey, nauseous and in crazy amounts of pain for two years. My now fiance got me smoking weed regularly and my symptoms decreased in intensity. Suddenly I was hungry and when I ate, the food stayed in my body. I could walk without pain and even bend.

    I feel lucky to have been exposed to weed in such a positive way.[/quote]

    That's awesome..wish people would start keepin it real and see how it can help.
     
  10. Thanks so much. I think that's my first rep! Smoking with my boy right now. Happiness.
     

  11. Your very welcome! : D I'm happy you're happy. :wave:
     
  12. Yeh! That's what I like to hear.

    Before I got diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis I lost 20 pounds (which was 1/4 of my body weigh at the time...I was 10)

    Started smoking weed very occasionally in high school, then regularly after I graduated high school. Well I smoked every day that summer after I graduated and realized I was no longer experiencing any symptoms of my UC...

    Been using it ever since, that was over 3 years ago. Before mmj my parents were spending 800+ a month on pharmaceuticals for me...but now I just grow my own meds ;)
     
  13. Just ONE of my meds was 250 a month so yeah. Good for you.
     

  14. YOU got yourself into harder drugs. Weed had nothing to do with it.

    YOUR issues is what got you into harder drugs. Weed didn't force you or make you do it.

    Those were YOUR choices.
     
  15. Damn, Before I Started Smoking Weed, Fuck It Was The Worst. I Had Just Moved In With My Dad And He Had Problems With His Wife And Honestly I Just Wanted To Cuss Her Ass Out And Sock Her Right On Her Nose! But I Kept It All In! After I Started Smoking Weed I Just Didn't Trip Anymore! So I Would Smoke Like Once A Week ! Then I Started Smoking Daily! My Grades Went From C's And B's Too All A's I Was Sooo Glad ut Inside I Felt Fucking Stupid Cus I Knew My Whole Family Had Raised Me Better Then To Be Doing Drugs! But, I Was Like Whatevers! Then Summer Came! Someone Told My Aunt That I Was Getting High! I Denied It Like An Idiot So They Said They Were Gunna Drug Test Me! I Supposbly Quit For About A Month From Then My Grades Went Down To D's And One F! I Started Smoking Again And Now My Grades Are All A's! But I Quit Again Cus I Got Like Really Caught And Have To Take A Monthly Drug Test! :/ Fml
     
  16. Weed has improve my life for the better. Before it, I used to have an anger problem which I little patience and just used to have tampered tantrums (happened when I was kid), I used to stress about the things that didn't matter, my appetite sucked, uptight, I cared what people think of me.

    Since I started smoking, I stop giving a fuck on what people thought of me and start feeling happiness and pride in myself, I'm much more laid-back and chill, if somebody tries to start drama my mentality just goes fuck it, too mature for that type of shit, appetite increased, open minded, made me much more aware of the world and how shitty society and people can be, politics is bunch of b.s., generous, no more uptight, I can be myself without putting a facade to meet people and just an better person in general.
     
  17. yo man I READ THE WHOLE THING :D the herb is a wonderful thing fuck anyone who disagrees
     
  18. #18 SmokinBowlers, Nov 17, 2011
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    excuse me? I haven't smoked weed or drank or done any drugs in a year. "You can't blame weed for your stupid mistakes." Are you retarded? Did you read what I wrote? I said just because you're experience isn't the same as mine doesn't mean that my experience is not completely true.

    I went to a good highschool, received decent grades, and went to a four year university before I began trying other drugs. I was a bit of a stoner but I was responsible.

    I remember being really nervous the first time I smoked pot but I enjoyed the feeling I got and the relief. By this point I was smoking pot every day and it was giving me really bad anxiety although I was quick to blame everything BUT pot. I had a bunch of friends that I hung out with and they all smoked pot. We started experimenting with hallucinogens. Marijuana was not my "gateway" drug, alcohol was, but alcohol was legal and the public is more informed about it. I was nervous to try hallucinogens but they gave me a strong body high and a mind high. I continued to experiment although it was just that. I mean, I thought weed was bad before I started smoking it but I grew to love it. Why not try other things right? Eventually I found a prescription drug. The first time I did it I felt like I had arrived. It had a very similar high as weed with a few different characteristics.

    My mind was not foggy the way it was when I smoked pot. I didn't get the paranoia or the anxiety that weed caused me ( and I now began to understand that it WAS the weed causing it ). I had a euphoria and felt like I everything was alright, like I could do anything and accomplish anything. When I would get high I would nod out into a dream-like state, slowly drifting back to what I perceived to be a blissful reality. My skin would be itchy but I didn't mind, I was comfortably numb. I did this on weekends and continued to smoke pot. At one point I quit smoking pot for a month just because - not as a tolerance break or anything, I just didn't feel like smoking. I saw how introverted pot made me and how extroverted this new drug made me. I went back home to chicago at the end of the semester for the summer but I couldn't find any of this new drug. I continued to smoke pot and noticed all the negative side effects it gave me. I would go to a party and just sit on a couch so stoned I couldn't speak to anybody, I would just watch life happen around me. The drug I was doing was often compared to a much "dirtier" drug. Back in Chicago I couldn't find the drug that I wanted but the "dirtier" drug was readily available. I remember saying to myself, I will try it once and if its not the same thing than I won't do it again. It was the same and it was better, stronger, and cheaper. I didn't want to get out of control, I didn't plan on getting out of control, but I was hooked and I didn't even know it.

    I met a pretty girl and found out she did it too. She had her shit together, I had my shit together, this drug really wasn't so bad after all. All the same negative propaganda you hear about weed right? My life changed the moment I let her friend inject me. It was a whole different experience, there was no gradual come up. It hit me like a ton of bricks, it flowed through my veins and it felt better than sex. It felt better than getting an A on a test. It felt better than falling in love. Nothing compared to the feeling I got as I closed my eyes and let this chemical run through my veins, to my chest, to my head, to my legs, to my fingers, and to my toes. "This is what I have been looking for" was my only thought. I continued to look for summer jobs, getting high before and giving myself a wave of confidence when I would go into interviews.

    I could go on and tell you about how it became a problem, how I tried to stop, how I tried to go on the "marijuana maintenance program" but marijuana just wasn't enough for me. Marijuana ruined my life, indirectly. It opened me to a world of liberation that I appreciate, but it deceived me. It tricked me into thinking that all chemicals can be used responsibly. I really don't like many stoners now. I have friends that smoke weed and they know that I choose not to, but all too often stoners opt for weed as a solution to their problems. If somebody has sleeping problems or back pain stoners are quick to tell them to smoke some pot. If somebody has anxiety or depression they suggest the same. Some people smoke pot to fit into social circles, to feel as though they are living life from the inside and not just watching.

    I have the utmost respect for people who use pot as a luxury to enjoy in life but I despise the people who find it to be a necessity. Live and let live, don't push your ideas on others, and follow a path of self discovery. Just because it is right for you doesn't mean that it is right for everybody else.

    You're right. Weed didn't get me into harder drugs. But the lifestyle choices associated with weed and the company it brought did. The thought process it gave me did. But you know what got me into pot? Alcohol. I'm NOT saying pot is a gateway drug, I'm just saying that everybody is different. This was MY experience. You cannot tell me that MY EXPERIENCE IS WRONG BECAUSE IT IS NOT YOUR EXPERIENCE.
     
  19. Cannabis has pretty much kept me alive. But now that I can't really get it as much as I want it - I'm not so sure what is keeping my sad existence alive.
     
  20. [quote name='"shaddytheman"']Weed has improve my life for the better. Before it, I used to have an anger problem which I little patience and just used to have tampered tantrums (happened when I was kid), I used to stress about the things that didn't matter, my appetite sucked, uptight, I cared what people think of me.

    Since I started smoking, I stop giving a fuck on what people thought of me and start feeling happiness and pride in myself, I'm much more laid-back and chill, if somebody tries to start drama my mentality just goes fuck it, too mature for that type of shit, appetite increased, open minded, made me much more aware of the world and how shitty society and people can be, politics is bunch of b.s., generous, no more uptight, I can be myself without putting a facade to meet people and just an better person in general.[/quote]

    Wow wtf man literally sounds like something I would write.

    [quote name='"itslaudy"']yo man I READ THE WHOLE THING :D the herb is a wonderful thing fuck anyone who disagrees[/quote]

    Haha thanks man it actually means a lot to me. And true that dude.
     
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