For the smokers working in the sciences field

Discussion in 'Science and Nature' started by stonergirl-420, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. So ever since the beginning of high school I've loved science classes. I really love bio but I've taken chem and physics as well along with all those lovely adv math classes. I've always been a really good student but when I was 15, I started smoking weed on the regular( at least twice a day). That may seem like a lot for a student with good grades (80's in gr 12). I focused on school and still and kept my priorities straight, I really stuck to it. I guess I'm the kinda girl who can be high on any given day and do just as well sober. I mean I find its just a way of life and I think in the future people will finally realize that. Now when I say I love science I mean I think its amazing how the world works, how people do things, everything! Now I'm not particularly interested in cells and such and I dont really know what kind of career I want to pursue.. Just wondering the points of view of the people who have taken up careers in the science field.
  2. Research shit that makes people money and you'll be all set.
  3. I'm a bio major in college right now.. second year and focusing on ecology. So far it's pretty interesting but i'm still unsure of what i'll do for a career.. good luck if that's what you decide to do :)
  4. Unfortunately it can be hard to find a job in this field. My brother stopped after four years of university because he came to the conclusion that all the jobs that he was interested in needed a PhD. He loves biology but couldn't really find a good job for himself, of course this will most likely be different for you. So if you really love it don't stop.
  5. They're always looking for more women in science fields so you should be set.
  6. I'm not a science major, but did look into it when I first got in to college. Basically for biology, you need a masters degree to do any kind of research or even get a government job in the field. A Ph.D. would really be recommended. Job opportunities are limited for people with only a bachelors degree and usually aren't as exciting as the research fields, basically you are probably going to be working at a zoo. If that's cool with you, then more power to you. With other sciences I'm not so sure about. Chemistry probably has a wide variety of jobs you can get after a bachelors degree and physics I have no clue but it might be decent.

    Now the education field is different, but the major is also different. Job opportunities for science education graduates are HIGH. Most of your classes are education related but from personal experience so far, they are pretty easy (social science ed major myself). If you like science and only want to do a bachelors degree I would go for a science education degree. And if decide you want to go further, I'm sure you can get into a graduate program with your science ed degree. Your best bet is to talk with someone at a local university and ask them or check out's occupational handbook, they have a lot of great info on a lot of jobs.

    Good luck!
  7. science is fucking amazing... and the best part is... the best part is yet to come! future mars landings, commercial space flight, artificial intelligence, alien encounters maybe?

    reality is far crazier than any of us could ever imagine... and technology will help us uncover more and more every day! i happen to study mechanical engineering, and i plan to contribute what i can to our world during our generation... all while gettin my high on.:D

    the next few decades will be far more exiting than our entire past! we're in for one hell of a ride :hello:
  8. I am the exact same way i also started smoking a lot at 15 and from then on i watched national geographic and animal planet and the science channel.(watch planet earth in HD when your high , it s mind blowing) Now i am going to major in environmental science and minor in astronomy. Weed has made me a more intelligent person and more open minded.
  9. viper if you dont mind quote as my signature. It was a great statement.
  10. Aim to get a medical degree and go into research medicine.

    If you prefer the science side of things you'll get to do science all day long, yet also have diverse and interesting interactions with a wide variety of colleagues.

    Alternatively, become a doctor, focus on something like oncology, and work at a medical school. You'll still get to see patients (and make a lot of cash), but also get to teach and be involved in research and experimental procedures.

    Go for a pre-med track in college, and pick whatever degree or 2 you can easily pick up by doing that. For going into medicine your undergraduate degree doesn't matter all that much.
  11. I'm a sophmore science major (pre-pharmacy) and due to heavy workload I stopped smoking. I know people who still smoke and do well but I feel like weed is a major distraction to my studies.

    Of course I will smoke during winter break but getting a job or internship within the major usually calls for drug tests.


    keep toking :D
  12. Computer engineer here. Science/Engineering is the most job-secure industries you can go into, plus you get to learn what makes things we use every day actually work to the extent that you can make your own. Win-win situation! Go for it.

    EDIT: Post 1111!
  13. I've always straddled in between art and science, but I ultimately choose art as my direction because it doesn't take as much effort for me :D A lot of my work conveys scientific concepts or historical sciences, case in point: my signature drawing, the five senses under an electron microscope. I might end up, if all goes to plan, in a field like art restoration where I could use both skills. My brother took the science route and is doing very well with his field. Both of us have been tokers since highschool, had our problems with priorities and then got our shit together again. Smoking can be a good point of inspiration and to get through boring, repetitive lab work, but you should really back off when you're crunching the numbers.

    If you like to know how things work rather than any one thing and if you got the math skills, definitely look into physics. It brings you closest to the fundamentals of our reality. Its a great time to be a physicist, there's a lot of theories to disprove and plenty of computing power to do it. But chemistry is pretty kick ass too, novel material applications can be very lucrative. Just don't get sucked into the military if you can help it :p
  14. Hmmm...I'm the opposite...I want to know how cells work...I want to know WHY about everything. I want to know how a chemical does what it the molecular level, the atomic level. How does THC binding to a receptor make you high? What happens?

    Don't get me wrong...I'm also all about the "big picture" too.

    I gues I just want to know about everything. Curiosity is a good thing. More people should have it. I think it's what seperates the successful for the nonsuccessful.

    Just don't let weed do to you what it did to me...make you lazy. I should have done so much more...weed made me lazy. But still, I managed to retire at 42, so all isn't bad.

    Good luck to you! All of you!
  15. I'm the exact same way with weed! I started smoking in 10th grade and started taking honers/AP classes in 11th, maintained a B average and my grades actually improved when I started toking up. I'm a biochem major, with a particular appriciation for Organic chem, but I chose my major because from the human genome project, we learned more information about our genetics than we will even be able to process by the time I get my doctorate. So there's going to be a massive explosion in jobs for the research and developement side of bio chem
  16. I settled for chemical engineering major. I was a pre-nursing. As much as I love theoretical physics its too much for me to take in. I still love reading up on some quantum theory.

  17. I don't even know where I could start with this

  18. I personally love the Organic side of Chemistry. It takes a very creative mind to develop and manipulate molecules. I find that smoking gives me two views to approach the situation.

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