Posted 07 October 2007 - 06:33 PM
Wow. Great question.
Marijuana has positively affected my life.
Marijuana has given me a sense of community--There is no community greater than the marijuana smoking community, period. Bar none. Marijuana, I believe, allows us to be more open-minded--Or perhaps, it doesn't "make us more open-minded," but it makes us see that marijuana is something that's looked down on by society, their minds are closed. When we took the jump to be marijuana users, at different times, places, and emotional stages in our lives, we looked past society. We then see that, because people are closed-minded about marijuana, and marijuana is better than is said by the government and society, and our parents, then maybe other things are better than they seem on the outside as well--Be it other drugs, or a "clique" of people (goths, emos, stoners, preps come to mind) to philosophies on spirituality or government or society.
Marijuana has brought me closer to my brother and father. My father was a big pothead back in his day. He no longer uses marijuana. Once he discovered that I used marijuana, I believe there was an instant bond between us--Once his trust in me grew, he told me stories of his hay-day, the drinking, drugs, partying, concerts, and everything. My father would accept me whether I used drugs or not, of course, but I believe that he sees a little more of himself in me, and I also believe that he's proud of me because I can balance marijuana use and academic success, which he was unable to do (or did not wish to do.) My brother introduced me to marijuana. I was very skeptical, closed-minded, and shared most of young, DARE-influenced society's views on drugs. A mix of my curiosity and his pressure led me to try marijuana. I loved it. I loved learning about it, I loved using it, and I loved the side-effects, the community bond, the happiness. Without marijuana, this community, Grasscity, would not exist.
Marijuana has made me happier. Its thought-provoking effect has led me to be more grateful for what I have. I've grown up in a great home and have in my opinion the greatest parents to raise a set of children. These people were born to raise children. I am in a country where I am able to go to school, and have more freedom to speech than many other countries. Whether I am high or not, my outlook on life in generally more positive, I appreciate what I have more. When I'm high on marijuana, it's hard to stop smiling, grinning, cheek-to-cheek, teeth wide out in the open, hardcore smiling. How can you not smile when you've experienced such a beautiful thing?
Marijuana sensitizes my senses. Taste. I don't think munchies occur because your stomach isn't full enough. I think munchies occur because every snack, every drink, tastes and feels so incredible. A cold coke washing down your throat, a good beer, Doritos, a sandwich, pizza. Everything tastes perfect when you're high, so much more enhanced. Hearing. Can anybody say that listening to music sober is better than listening to music high? I would hope not. You can hear every guitar riff, every drum beat, every tone of the background singers voices... You feel a beat better, and dancing is easier--Knees bent, body shaking with the rhythm. When dancing sober, it's almost like the music travels to your brain which makes your body move. Dancing on weed eliminates the middle man. The music hits your body and you move. Incredible feeling.
Marijuana helps me freestyle rap, lol. I never do it in public, but I got home yesterday, went into the bathroom, toked a bowl out the window, got into the shower and started flippin' from the gut. It seemed like every line I spoke rhymed and had meaning. It was crazy. I figure most freestyle rappers oughta get high before they battle. It'd be the only way to go.
In a sentence, marijuana has changed my life positively.