Beware of Cannabis

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September 8, 2019

While fun in the beginning, cannabis can really propel you into a deep cycle of self-isolation. I know people who are 26 but have not developed much since leaving highschool because they've used cannabis as a crutch. I used to be friends with these people, attending the smoke-ups every weekend. Instead of going out and meeting people, learning, failing, and growing, these guys (myself included) just continued to smoke up. This group of guys, save one, all are either virgins or had their last girlfriend/fling years ago. It's a never ending cycle of being lonely/depressed -> meet up with the stoners to smoke to escape the pain. After awhile I started asking myself "Is this all there is?" and got out. I still meet up with them every few months to check in, but it's largely unchanged since the last time I saw them. The conversations are the exact same as they were. Any discussion had simply rehashes old ones that have been repeated countless times. There is simply nothing stimulating or progressive about groups like that. Learn to recognize go nowhere individuals/groups and steer clear. You may feel like part of a family inside these groups but you shouldn't sacrifice your own potential and future just to fit in. Most drug user groups aren't even really friends anyways, they just want a group of people to do drugs with. Take away the drugs, and there's little else remaining.

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Title Beware of Cannabis
Author menial_optimist
Upvotes 138
Comments 92
Date 08 September 2019 04:01 PM UTC (1 year ago)
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[–]TehJimmyy38 points39 points  (3 children) | Copy

replace cannabis with porn and you have the 90 % of male population

[–]rizzyfromthe97 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy

Both really

[–]notpahimar0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Is it that high?

[–]Senior EndorsedVasiliyZaitzev98 points99 points  (6 children) | Copy

So, operating on the idea that the "is this all there is?" is your question, (b/c you have to have a question) I will say as follows:

I don't care if anyone smokes weed. Free country, do what you want.

That said, don't pretend it doesn't have consequences, because it does. Guys I knew at uni who would go back to their dorm rooms after class and smoke up every day would say, "It's just weed, I can stop at any time!" Except 5 years later, they are doing the exact same thing.

Alcohol has consequences also, they just tend to be different consequences. I can tell you that all the drugs and booze that you do will age you; it all comes back and shows up on your face in your 40s.

So work on your fitness, stay away from cigarettes, drugs and too much booze. Your older self with thank you.

[–]2INNASKILLZ2K1827 points28 points  (3 children) | Copy

As someone who works in addiction treatment, and a therapeutic rehabilitation centre, I completely agree.

What people don't often understand is the effects emotionally. If you're a constant weed smoker who says 'oh man, but it chills me out and de-stresses me' you're an idiot.

Emotions have to be handled and processed from within. Using substances means you're body and mind come to rely on those substances to sooth you. It fucks up someone's emotional intelligence and ability to self regulate.

It also represses whatever emotion you think you're taking away.

Go to any rehab and watch people with substance use disorders detox. Watch the first three to six months of recovery when all the emotions they never processed come flooding back. It's as if the body stores it all up, waits for you to get clean and then hits you with all of it at once.

The ROI on weed smoking and substance abuse is down the toilet.

Get off all of it. And to the guys who think taking MDMA gives you 'mad game' and you can learn a lot about gaming women are the most deluded fucktards on ASKtrp.

[–]AceMav210 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

What would you say about using Modafinil every day for add symptoms

[–]2INNASKILLZ2K182 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Case by case basis. Depends how legit the diagnosis, how severe the symptoms and the effectiveness of the medication.

A LOT of add/ADHD diagnosis are just a quick 'fix all' solution to deeper issues. A lot of add and ADHD is the manifestation of complex trauma in childhood. A lot of it is just young boys being young boys.

[–]krizzywizzy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Hey. MDMA is tool. For someone who never saw the light of day. this can help them find a new perspective. Same goes with weed. That being said, I agree.

[–]nordicpolarbear6 points7 points  (1 child) | Copy

I would argue anyone on trp should do a dopamine detox at the minimum.

[–]Anonymous2k181 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Dopamine detox has helped me so much with adhd and enjoying things that weren’t as stimulating before

[–]TheRedPillMonkey37 points38 points  (0 children) | Copy

Addiction is addiction regardless of the vehicle. You can be addicted to weed, alcohol, porn, cigarettes, e-cigs, caffeine, tv, video games, work, jerking off, or even sex.

Chastising the vehicle is ignoring addiction itself. Being addicted to x doesn't mean x is bad. It means you've over indulged in x to your detriment.

Understanding that moderation in everything is what help creates a healthy lifestyle is the real key.

[–]stro8511 points12 points  (1 child) | Copy

Smoking pot made me so unmotivated. Once I quit within 6 months I finished all my pilots licenses, add another 3 years to that, I’m now at the peak of my career making over 6 figures. It was something I always wanted to do but smoking weed made me so unmotivated. All I wanted to do is work a shitty call center job, play video games, eat and sleep.

[–]unn4med1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Thanks for sharing your experience. Will remember this.

I currently vape daily and maintain a great job and have many life goals. But this will be useful to remember.

[–]_quote17 points18 points  (1 child) | Copy

I’ll never forget when I was at my friends apartment and he pulled out a briefcase full of weed, thc carts, bottles of painkillers and benzos. And he opens it up and says to me “man I’m so depressed, I don’t feel anything.”

[–]unn4med0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

That’s incredibly sad 😔

[–]flexpertHamilton69_ 1 points [recovered]  (12 children) | Copy

I think pot is okay to use a 2-3 times a month. Daily smokers are fucking losers, plain and simple. It should be used as a psychedelic tool for introspection, not a crutch.

[–]mrbadassmotherfucker20 points21 points  (8 children) | Copy

That's it really. Same thing with drinking. It's alright to go out and have some beers with the lads once in a while, but if you're down the pub every night getting legless then you need to sort your shit out.

[–]flexpertHamilton69_ 1 points [recovered]  (7 children) | Copy

Maybe. Binge drinking is really, really bad for you (especially your brain). If you're having 2-3 drinks with your friends once a week or so, that's probably fine though.

[–]Truedemocracy58 points9 points  (3 children) | Copy

Don’t forget your gains!

But as you get older (really anything after 25) the binge drinking needs to stop. Yes if it’s a bachelor party, or some big holiday party, or whatever I will get sauced. But the out until 2am or later every weekend will absolutely fuck with a productive and meaningful life.

You’ll see as you get older the more quality people will do stuff like dinner or show out and maybe a cocktail or two after but back before midnight.

[–]rp26265 points6 points  (1 child) | Copy

As a heavy drinker this really hit me. All the party animals that I used to think were cool as fuck are looking less and less fascinating. The drugs start to show on their faces.

The more likeable people are devoloping their own interests going out to have meaningful interactions rather than crazy debauched nights.

I really need to work on myself.

[–]menial_optimist1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

So much this. I'm 29 and I stayed out last night until 3am when I knew I should have left where I was at around midnight at the latest. Slept 5 hours and have been cursing myself all day.

[–]mrbadassmotherfucker5 points6 points  (2 children) | Copy

"some beers".... "binge drinking"....

[–]xddm26534 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

he's saying its worse to go out once a month and get absolutely hammered than drink a couple beers often

[–]MagnetoWned11 points12 points  (2 children) | Copy

Disagree with this, saying daily smokers are "losers" is ridiculous. So many successful people smoke daily and can continue living a successful life. Weed affects everyone differently. I do agree if you smoke daily and just sit on the couch doing nothing staring at a wall everyday, that's bad and you need to sort that out. I personally smoke/take a small edible everyday and continue with my life, socializing, working towards my goals, etc. Weed is a fantastic tool if used correctly

[–]unn4med3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Will also agree with this. Was reading this post but it felt very off. I think OP means smoking weed while doing nothing else. If it’s done along with productive things on the side, it’s a great tool to motivate yourself to get shit done (ie take CBD in the daytime, this doesn’t get you “high”, then take THC after everything is done).

I’m trying out this CBD, work, THC system and so far it’s been working well. Makes me look forward to the evening and get my stuff done.

[–]agjrpsl4 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

I agree with this. There are functional people that smoke and drink etc etc. As long as it's not in access, and it's not affecting their life in a negative manner.

[–]surrealismen22 points23 points  (6 children) | Copy

Is weed making you guys slow? Like my brain isn’t as sharp as it used to. I feel like the whole progressive “weed good alcohol bad” movement isn’t as harmless as it sounds. I am only 16 and I feel like weed took away my motivation and sharpness already.

[–]HurricaneHugues42 points43 points  (1 child) | Copy

That's because you're not supposed to be smoking weed at SIXTEEN you dickhead! You're still a freaking child. This is not rocket science. Your brain hasn't even fully developed yet. You shouldn't be using any mind altering substances at your age.

[–]Skypier0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Jedem das seine

[–]Aeiexgjhyoun_III9 points10 points  (0 children) | Copy

You're 16 dude. Cut that shit out. You're trying to cripple yourself before the race even begins.

[–]guillaum634 points5 points  (0 children) | Copy

Smoking at 16? Dude wtf.. I wouldnt care about trp but stopping running my life. Come on take care of you or you will fall behing and regret it all your life.

[–]Senior EndorsedVasiliyZaitzev1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Stop smoking weed. Your brain is still under construction.

I repeat, stop smoking weed. Google "Effects of cannabis on the teenage brain."

[–]redpill_scientist922 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

This is stupid, i smoke daily and am redpilled af, it’s all about responsible use and having a harmonious relationship with the herb.

[–]HurricaneHugues13 points14 points  (5 children) | Copy

Don't blame weed. Blame the people who smoke it. Because there are plenty of high functioning weed smokers out there

[–]agjrpsl4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

There are doctors, lawyers etc etc that do blow, smoke weed and drink. It's up to the individual how productive they want to be in society. A lot of people that smoke etc have a chill attitude, and they are fine working at Walmart the rest of their lives. There's nothing wrong with that.

[–]HurricaneHugues0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Big facts

[–]Dal-Rog7 points8 points  (0 children) | Copy

This 100%. I smoke everynight due to chronic insomnia. If I dont, I just dont sleep. I maintain a good job, go to the gym, have a great social circle and have no troubles getting laid. Its just some people choose not to do anything but smoke.

[–]unn4med0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Can confirm. I am a functioning weed smoker. I don’t let it get in the way of work. I vape it so it’s a more subtle high. Big difference compared to smoking, actually. A lot cleaner of a high.

[–]HurricaneHugues0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

We get it, you vape 😐

[–]huntersam139 points10 points  (0 children) | Copy

That aint the fault of THC... that is the person...

[–]Roy4Pris2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

In my experience, weed use can be great with some women. One in particular from my own experience loved it. Made her horny pretty much instantly, and I don't think this is that uncommon. And now, depending on your location, there are products specifically formulated to assist the buzz. Eg:

[–]unn4med0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Yeah, THC makes people horny. Can confirm

[–]lampshade28185 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

It definitely hinders one's ability to make space breaks between sentences.

Cannabis is cool to use a few times a week, if your job is cool with it. Just like having a few beers/drinks after work a few days a week.

[–]huey7641 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Alright but how is this a question

[–]LeEbinConchShell2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

fuck off normie

[–]Mescalean1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Title should be “dont do drugs harder than you”

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Dont know about you but the people I know who smoke weed are one of the most social fuckers out there

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

The one thing all the people who stayed in my hometown and still live with their parents at 30 and have only worked minimum wage jobs have in common is that they all smoke weed every day.

Some successful people I know smoke weed, but it's certainly not every day and it's only after a week of hard work.

[–]unn4med-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy

It can be every day, or almost every day. The key is not to overdo the dosage and also only get high after getting ALL work done.

Unless you work 70h a week, this habit is very manageable.

Also, as a last detail, I recommend vaping it, not smoking. Smoking makes me high af and I love it, but it also makes me hazy the next day. Vaping feels like 20% of the effects the next day (anecdotal stat of course haha)

[–]Jesusfeminist0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Twice a week

[–]AnxiousProof0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

ITT passive aggressive weed smokers.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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