People Who Never Did Drugs Explain What It’s Like To Try Marijuana Now That It’s Legal.
The fight to legalize marijuana is starting to pick up steam worldwide and in the next 20 years we may see more and more countries adopting laxer laws regarding growth, distribution, and possession. But will that mean more people smoking?
People who have tried Marijuana for the first time due to recent legalizations were asked on Reddit: "How has your opinion on marijuana been affected?" These are some of the best answers.
1/14 Tried an edible and was high for a day and a half. Just wanted to touch all my furniture the entire time. Had to go to work and everything. It's not for me.
2/14 Well everything seems a lot funnier than before.
3/14 It's no different than going the store to pick up a 12 pack, other than no hangover, false confidence or achy joints the next morning. Folks who wad their panties over it probably got all their knowledge of the plant from Reefer Madness. I started smoking right around the time Colorado passed the law and later moved to the dank state right before the law was in effect. My dispensary is adjacent to a police station. To me, I remember having preconceptions about alcohol as a kid from DARE and shit, but when I started drinking they vanished. When I wanted to try weed I probably had some notions or prejudice toward smokers but that's all gone. Biggest issue with smoking? Finding work that doesn't piss test for it. And that's it.
4/14 I grew up hearing nonsense from DARE and seeing all of my friends be those annoying "stoner" stereotypes. As I got older, I decided to try it because my neck and back are pretty screwed up and nothing the doctors did were helping. It helped my pain A LOT. Relaxed all the muscles that were causing me issues. I didn't lose my job. I didn't lose memories. I didn't get dumber.
Plus, The Wall finally made sense.
5/14 It wasn't as awesome as I thought it would be. I have a lot more fun drinking alcohol than I did getting high. I don't think it was whatever I was smoking either, because my friends were having the times of their lives. Guess some drugs just hit people different than others.
6/14 I'm 54 and moved to Colorado last fall. Never tried it before. What I can report so far:
1. A bladder problem I've had for 10 years is about 90% better. Much better than what Flomax or Uroxatral was able to do.
2. Enhanced enjoyment of music and funny videos on Youtube.
Edibles work best for me. I'm sold.
7/14 I went to the store and bought about $15 worth. I took it home and got pretty damn stoned. I played with my dog and it was AWESOME. I ate dinner and it was RAD. I had sex with my wife and I WAS FUCKING BLOWN AWAY by how great it was. It makes everything better. Food tastes better, TV is more entertaining, sex is amazing. It was straight up awesome.
Then I went to sleep. I woke up and I felt 100% great. No hangover, no jonesin for another hit, I went to work and rocked it for that day. It really made me pissed off that it was ever illegal in the first place. I think of all the lives ruined over a plant. A plant that makes sex with your wife better. Think about that. There is a plant that makes sex EVEN BETTER and it is illegal in 95% of the world. That is straight up bullshit.
Now I smoke once or twice a week. With all the taxes and everything it costs about $3 each time I get stoned. THREE. FUCKING. DOLLARS.
8/14 I've lived in Colorado all my life. Never was interested in smoking it when I was younger. Fast forward to 3 years ago. Got diagnosed with ovarian cancer, had a hysterectomy and along with my uterus, I lost my sex drive. Don't use weed while on chemo, but decide to try it once it got legalized for rec. I use edibles and when I get stoned, I get horny. It's single handedly saved my marriage.
9/14 Back in the late 90's before medical marijuana was really a thing, they told my 79 year old grandfather who was dying of bone cancer to see if he could find some weed. My grandmother approached my cousin and I and we procured some good shit and came over with a bong.
My grandfather was very conservative and fought in WW2 and never did any illegal drugs and was under the opinion that anyone who smokes pot was a total loser. He never suspected my cousin and I (or my dad for that matter) smoked because we had jobs and went to college and got good grades. He was brainwashed by the war on drugs to think that only losers smoked pot.
Anyway we got him really high and he laughed and he cried and we listened to Johnny Cash and it was a pretty amazing experience for all of us. It wasn't so much getting high that was a revelation for him, it was the fact that he understood finally that people can smoke weed and not be total drugged out losers. He even talked about how dumb it was that it was illegal because it was just a plant and obviously not as dangerous as he was led to believe.
As far as therapeutic effects, this guy had nausea so bad that he was taking a 750 dollar a pill anti nausea medication that didn't work. The weed relieved his nausea and my grandma even made us all pancakes. Before that he was pretty much living off morphine and hard candies.
We left the bong and the weed and he used it daily for the last two weeks of his life.
10/14 I obeyed the rules and never did cannabis because of the warnings. I did it, and realized I have felt 'high' many times in my life through sleep deprivation and/or medicine. It was really no big deal, it was really a let down compared to what I thought it was based on all the dangers people talked about. I have done it and really it is such a simple thing I don't get how anyone can think it is the horror they claim it to be. I just really wish it did not smell so bad, but that is a side thing.
11/14 I was in Colorado in February. I smoked with the anticipation of feeling like "a slab of butter on a stack of flapjacks". I just ended up watching bad television in a hotel room. It was pretty meh.
12/14 My wife and I are "responsible" adults (32 and 36) who never drank, smoke or used any drugs up until about 3 months ago. We live in WA and after pot was legalized we both joked around about how now we should try it while in reality both of us were seriously interested. One day I went to one of the local recreational shops and picked up some chocolate for us to try. My wife was surprised to see it, but clearly very excited that I actually went through with it.
It really was better than I could have imagined. We were happy, giggling morons and loving every minute of it. We were also extremely uninhibited in talking about other things that we secretly wanted to do (mostly in bed). Since that night we have had a much more passionate love life and more satisfying relationship trying new things that we were always afraid to bring up because we thought the other would disapprove. We have children so we can't get high everyday, but we have gotten high a couple of times per month and look forward to it each time.
13/14 Had vivid dream like video as soon as I closed my eyes.. I was awake but as soon as my eyes closed I could see like I was dreaming....if that makes any sense.
14/14 When I first tried it I felt like a vegetable, same second time, third time everything was funny, fourth and fifth was more vegetable. So I stopped because I did not enjoy feeling like a carrot.
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