I am interested in smoking some dope now and again, because my partner likes to do this and I would like not to be left out of the experience. The problem is that most dope smokers I've known were either morons or paranoid/violent when under the influence of this drug. I know that this isn't true in most cases, but I must have just known a bunch of people who had already fried their brain with pot and other drugs. I am an alcoholic, so of course I love booze, but I always found smoking pot to be extremely disturbing. I would see things inside my head that were disturbing (Such as a "sock" that looked like a pig and it would jump around in a red glow) and I also laughed maniacally the entire time, couldn't stop laughing no matter what I did, and it wasn't pleasant laughter where you're happy, but very scary laughter that made me upset because I wasn't even laughing for a reason. This scared me pretty bad. What could I have been doing wrong? I've always heard pot relaxes you, but it makes me paranoid and it makes me feel silly, like I used to feel when I would OD on pills. I've heard it's an acquired taste kind of drug, and I hope that's true. Does anyone have any advice about how to make smoking a good experience rather than a terrifying one?