But everyone knows the cool kids have moved on to psychedelics!
Anyways, I'm a proponent of legalization, but you hit the nail right on the head with this: "I started becoming way to [sic] comfortable being alone." I really don't think this is to be understated.
Alcohol tears your body up but responsible use can have significant positive impact on your social wellbeing. For men especially, a night out drinking with friends is one of very few scenarios in which it's acceptable to discuss some of the more intimate parts of your psyche. Cannabis is basically the flip side of that: virtually no harm to your body, but (physically) responsible use can have significant negative impact on your social wellbeing. Smoking marijuana is one of the few scenarios in which it's acceptable to do literally nothing for hours or days on end.
As with all things, moderation is key. I'm glad you found something that works for you!
Honestly, it came down to understanding the different strains. I can smoke a pure Sativa and it will diminish my anxiety but give me the a boost of energy at the same time. But as you said, moderation is key.
Totally. This is one thing that makes me really excited about the whole legalization process. There is so much more choice and discretion and knowledge behind the whole industry. Some people react well to edibles but not flowers or sativas but not indicas or waxes but not oils — now each person can figure out what their bodies and minds prefer. So much better than "I smoked weed from some random dude on a curb and it sucked."
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