Question for the weed smokers//eaters???

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I smoked when I was younger, for awhile. It’s completely different than drinking. Makes you really relaxed, happy, things are funnier. Positive emotions are heightened, in general. Things slow down, you may get drowsy, or space out. Your mind runs with a lot of random thoughts, or you may get fixated on a specific one, but in a good way. Sometimes it can make you really talkative, other times it can have the opposite effect. Physically, you feel a tingly buzz, and/or like you’re floating a bit. Honestly, the effects depend a lot on the individual, quality and quantity of the weed, surroundings and company. 

The smoke is not as bad for you as cigarettes. I’m not saying it isn’t harmful at all, but studies have shown that light smoking has no lasting effects on your lungs. 

I never really noticed heightened sexual feelings, but everyone is different. Some people say it does have that effect. 

A lot of people say that they smoked for a period of time (from months to decades), then suddenly started to experience paranoia. It happened to me after about 4 years of smoking. During those 4 years, there were times I abstained for months, times I smoked occasionally and times I smoked heavily. I ended up quitting completely when the paranoia set in. 

I never experienced a “hangover,” nor do I know anyone who has. That’s one of the nice things about it. 

Cooking with it definitely changes it. It seems more intense. Also, when you smoke, you get the munchies and eating brings you down. When you ingest, eating more only seems to heighten it.

I believe in trying most things once and I honestly don’t think weed is a big deal. The effects of alcohol are much worse. More states are moving towards legalization, which is the right way to go, IMO. But that doesn’t mean there are no caveats. While it isn’t physically addicting, mentally I feel it can be. I know people who smoke so much, it interferes with their lives because it makes them so lazy and unmotivated. Like anything else, moderation is important. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Sanvean: Couldn’t have summed it up better. This has basically been my experience as well, minus the paranoia. Every once in a while I’ll get a tinge of it, but nothing crazy.

I also share Sanvean’s sentiment that baking with it seems to make it more intense. I’ve had some weird experiences where that’s concerned. I’d stick with smoking or vapourizing if you’re trying it for the first time.

And definitely watch out for those munchies. If you’re on a diet, pot is not your friend.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I make pot pills with coconut oil and take then almost every evening, depending what I’m up to. 

In your experience, what does weed do for you? say as opposed to drinking.

I guess it sort of makes me not care so much anymore? It’s just an unwinding, and I guess I’m a little more easy going and admittedly I can be a bit of an airhead sometimes depending how many pills I’ve taken. Less so than drinking though. It’s similar to when I drink, but drinking makes me more off-kilter and clumsy. 

Does it increase sexual feelings//enjoyment.

I think it used to more, when the weed was a novelty and the feeling was strange and new. Now it helps me be in the moment, which I have always had a problem with. My mind is much too anxious when I’m sober – it’s exhausting. 

Does it cause anxiety or paranoia. or relax you if stressed.

I did feel some anxiety when I was smoking it like…all day every day when I was a student. I have seen people freak out from the first high, too. They were nervous about it going in, which isn’t a good place to start from. You need to be in a good state of mind, feel secure and relaxed. The first time is fairly intense, you’ll never get high like that ever again. 

As long as I’m not going stoner-crazy, it’s beneficial for my anxiety. I can’t function on anti-anxiety meds. They turn me into a dopey, sleepy, sloth and don’t really reduce my anxiety at all :/ I just become tired AND anxious. 

Do you have a hangover from it?

No way. I wouldn’t touch it if I did. That’s why I avoid booze, I can get the worst hangover from a single drink. Now…when I was younger, and the odd time still today I get the most crazy munchies ever and eat everything in sight…so I wake up with a food hangover haha

On the other weed topic a bee said you can make cookies with it,

Does this change the properties or strength of it.

Generally, yes. That’s often the point, along with not having to inhale. You get a better bang for your buck this way. You do have to start off really slow – as in 1/4 or half of a cookie let’s say. Or one pill (I take 3-6). I don’t know if I’d recommend starting out with edibles, I would try vaporizing first, since edibles can take hours to kick in and vaping is more instant with easier control over your dose. 

Edibles are more of a body high for me than smoking. My mind is more sharp than when I smoke, but my body almost feels like after you get a nice, long massage. 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

1. In your experience, what does weed do for you? say as opposed to drinking.

Drinking seems completely different than smoking to me. Drinking makes me want to go out and be social and lose inhibitions. Smoking makes me want to stay at home and relax. I want to listen to good music, be with good people, and eat good food. It’s a great way to let go of your worries and enjoy being in the moment. It can be very tough to inhale when you first start but with experience it gets a lot easier. I would suggest a bong to start with because the ice/water helps cool the smoke down. A joint you end up inhaling paper as well, and with a pipe you can accidentally cough out the product.

2. Does it increase sexual feelings//enjoyment.

What I experience is that everything slows down and becomes magnified. I can focus on an electrifying touch to my arm for several moments before realizing I’m being touched somewhere else. So yes, sex can be a very enjoyable experience when high. Everyone is different though.

3.Does it cause anxiety or paranoia. or relax you if stressed.

I’ve gotten paranoid before but it depends on the situation and the quality of the stuff I’m enjoying. If it’s poor quality it’s much more likely to happen. If I wasn’t comfortable with the people or my surroundings or they suddenly change I can also experience paranoia and anxiety. Paranoia usually amounts to “They know I’ve smoked and they’re judging me” though, so if I just stay at home with the people I smoked with it isn’t a problem.

4. Do you have a hangover from it?

I have actually experienced very minor hangovers if I’ve smoked a TON. It has only happened a few times. But it’s usually when I was already very tired and then got super blazed and fell asleep. The next morning I can feel sort of slow and tired and out of it. But it’s absolutely nothing compared to a drunk hangover. 

5. On the other weed topic a bee said you can make cookies with it, Does this change the properties or strength of it.

Eating is sort of a different experience from smoking. Smoking you typically feel the effects in about 5 minutes. Eating can take up to an hour to feel the effects. It also tends to hit you like a brick wall instead of a gradual increase. It’s also much more potent. 

Out of all the potheads I know, we’re all college educated and hold good jobs with strong relationships. We go to family reunions and plan our weddings and gripe about too many hours and love our pets. We also like to get high. Of course there are slackers too. I just want to disrupt some of the stigma and stereotypes about people who enjoy marijuana.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@laureneliz87:  I envy you. My paranoia came on suddenly and it was insane. I tried again every couple of years, but it happened every time. I finally gave up because the feeling was so awful, just considering smoking would make me anxious. 

I second the munchies opinion! I gained about 20-25 pounds while smoking and lost it when I stopped. 

@chickspartan:  +1 regarding the stereotypes of people who smoke. When I was smoking heavily I was successful, worked a 50 hour a week job, got an education and functioned normally in every way. People were usually shocked to find out I smoked, saying they never would have seen me as the type. Which is silly, because all types of people smoke. If I could, I still would. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

All I can say is that it’s different for everyone. If you want to try it, start with small doses. Nobody can tell you how it’s going to affect you personally.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@golddie123: I never drank because I was smoking, or vice versa, but sometimes I would end up doing both. I only drank if I was out at a club, really. That still holds true today, save the occasional glass of wine. 

You definitely wouldn’t be hanging off the ceiling, lol! More like melted into the sofa! But that’s not to say it’s something only done when you’re sitting around the house. My absolute favorite thing to do was go to theme parks with some pot cookies. The rides have never been so much fun! 🙂 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@golddie123: I typically don’t drink while I smoke as it simply isn’t appealing while I’m high. Everyone is different though. Pot is definitely not a “party” drug. It’s a mellow out and relax with some good music or a funny movie drug. I wouldn’t be too concerned about hanging from the chandeliers. 😉

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Sanvean: And for anyone who’s into music, nothing beats going to a good concert while high. Seeing Sigur Ros while stoned was a positively mind-blowing experience.

I will say to the OP though that I recommend just staying at home the first time in case you do get paranoid. Being out and about will make that worse if it happens.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@laureneliz87:  Wow, I’m indescribably jealous that you saw Sigur Ros, especially high! I can only imagine!

Yeah, staying home is best the first time. Make sure you’re only around people you’re really comfortable with, and start out slow to see how it makes you feel. Most importantly, make sure the fridge is well stocked, lol! 😉 My first time was during college, using a gravity bong at a party in the woods. While fun, it was pretty intense for a first time!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I love it. Both me and my FI smoke daily. No, we’re not potheads. We both work all day. Then after work we’re busy with our kids, dinner, homework, baths, etc. But after they go to bed, we’ll pack a bowl and share it and chill 🙂 We like it because it relaxes us. I could never be a straight up all day every day stoner (I don’t know how people like that function) but a little bit at the end of the day when all of our responsiblities have been handled? Yes please 🙂

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