I'm not much of a writer really, so i'm not too sure how this is going to turn out. I'm just going to give you my outlook and marijuana smoking because i believe it may be the reason to a deep dark list of problems.
I'm a 17 year old 'man' who played a lot of sports throughout his teen years. Becoming extremely good at these sports, i was getting asked into bigger and greater sides. When i hit 16 i met this kid who had moved to Melbourne from Queensland who smoked a lot of choof. Just bong after bong after bong around the sesh table. You know what i'm talking about right? I myself had never even had a drag of a cigarette.
I met this fella through a couple of my friends who i did start to hang around more. Me and a few mates were invited over to his house. After just kicking it for a while he brings out a bong. Something that i've seen done before seeing as my folks do it. I had no hesitation to try it. So i picked it, packed it and fired it up and coughed my lungs up.
After that the times i smoked bongs just got more and more regular. Ended up dropping out of school and giving up sport. And by regularly i mean practically every day for a year. I started becoming friends with worse people. Hanging around the worse crowds and ultimately smoking more bongs. Although throughout the whole time it took 1 year to finally realise what the fuck i was doing.
8 months of sitting in some little house pretty much just for smoking bongs, there were hot pockets in the carpets, hundreds of em. Just the stench of weed throughout the whole house...
Anyways, fast forward. She moved away. Then i ended up at school. Smoking bongs there. Making homemade bongs there, having a sesh and going. A lot of fun huh. I was having a smoke at this other junkie fella's house and turns out i was over thinking and tripped out a bit. That weed might be linked up to a lot of family problems and they might all be because of that. I couldn't stop laughing at had to leave that house. I could not be there. The laughing wasn't because anything was funny or humorous, it was just a way i had to let out how fucking smacked in the face by reality i was.
My friends called being addicted to weed a pothead. Maybe so. I'd still say potheads are junkies though. Don't get me wrong, i don't mind smoking weed. But in my opinion it's the worst drug. Simply because it's so easy to do. My mates and i say yeah we can quit any time, yeah it's easy. But boredom got the better of us and that's what we did when we were bored. We forgot what it was like to be bored in life.
Now i have a girl. Stay home with the family a lot more. Yeah of course it's boring but life's not all about fun and games. Sure i've lost my sport. My education. But i can take it. I've always been a mentally strong person. Ironic right. I hope to get a trade or become a police officer.
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it ultimately comes down to the responsibility of the user. pot doesn't ruin lives, people do, and it is the choices they make which determine the quality of their life. my mum's addicted to solitaire, and she plays it all the time when she coud be spending time interacting with the rest of us. should solitaire be made illegal? should computers be carried out of people's houses and burned because the hard drive has solitaire on it? solitaire has definitely had a negative impact on our relations with our mum, but again, solitaire is NOT the problem. many people are able to live with it, but it's "ruining lives" because of the choices mum makes each time she sits in front of the computer instead of talking to us.
our governmnt claims that marijuana can impair mental acuity and response, solitaire does the same. have you ever tried to seriously talk to someone while they're playing solitaire? trust me when i tell you it is a stilted conversation. Marijuana isn't stupid, it's a natural organism that has its own special role in the earth's ecosystem, just like human beings. Therefore to demonise it, rip it out of the ground and burn it due to the carelessness of other human beings is a direct insult to Mother Nature and human intelligence. Just remember kids, everything in moderation. ANYTHING, anything whatsoever in excess can "fuck you up".
i have been on it all and i mean it all. ive whacked up speed, snorted pills, 'ecstasy', ketamine, antipsychotics, even wondered about finding a way to make pot hit me so hard i pass out. ps i said THOUGHT ABOUT IT.
look what i am getting at is that weed is a great drug for a small amount of ppl but the majority have other problems and smoke all day because of that and are generally users of other substances. at the end of the day u will do what you want but drugs are only good for one thing and thats RUINING YOUR LIFE AND EVERYONE AROUND YOU end of story.
I smoke lots of weed. I've been a pot head since the age of 16. I would have to say there are many different types of pot heads. A high percentage exhibit the habits that the guy in the above story had. Although, there are some people who smoke weed responsibly. Its definitely an issue that needs to be looked that.
But tell the truth guys! If you can help someone control their habit, help them. Don't try to make them quit! Weed is an essential medicine that helps relieve many of our emotional anxieties. Me personally, I consider myself a responsible user. I STILL GET MY WORK DONE! AND I STILL GO TO SCHOOL!