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  • press1   •   Fri, Apr 10th, '20 03:51   •   16 replies, 427 views

An interesting read on a recent study which found many suffer mental health problems when withdrawing from cannabis use & how it can cause respiratory tract complications.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8205515/Cannabis-addictive-causes-withdrawal-symptoms.html

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  • JohnConner1776
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I have been a heavy weed smoker for a couple decades. Blunt after blunt and one day 6 months ago I realized I’m tired of feeling like shit. The coughing the money and the friends I kept that I wouldn’t keep if it wasn’t for the common love of weed. I have a guy at my job that gives me an edible from time to time but no more smoking. I know one day it will bite me in the ass. Most likely cancer from all the cigar paper but I will deal will that if it ever comes but as for smoking. I’m done and just when it’s becoming legal. How ironic. Bill sorry to hear about your Son-in-Law.

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  • Bill G
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Say he is my step almost son in law.
He is dying from kidney failure because he didnt care enough to manage his diabetes
The only thing that helps with the constant nausea amd pain is marijuana.
I try to get him to get a card for the legal. He says they will kick him off the transplant list if he does.
I did some research on it and yeah there is a huge risk from inhaling it a little microbial or mold and it can cause his lungs to fail after the surgery.
So it's a no go as far as smoking it . The evidence is still unavailable as far as the edibles.
Personally I have my script.
I'm allowed 2.5 ozes every two weeks. There is no way I could use that much no way.
I do have a cookie recipe that keeps me able to function.
And have talked to him about that way . He says that doesnt work. For him. His attacks need prompt immediate relief and eating it takes too long.
As far as its addictiveness .
I have severe chronic pain. When I dont take the med the pain comes back . And that Psychologicaly suxs bad .
For that matter when I was eating a hand full of ibuprofen three times a day or squirming around in the floor while my wife dressed me in complete tears from the pain.
Yeah that sux and relief must be addiction.
I got my prescription last october.
I am very sparring with my use. 3 small cookies a day and a few tokes of the evening.

I have been clean from alcohol and all the hard shit for 11 years .
The decision to get the script was very heavy on my mind. I mean what if it made me thirsty and i took a drink
What if it lead to being around other drugs.
I talked with my sponsor/spiritual advisor about monitoring me on it.
Not once has the topic of drinking , using meth ,pills , coke jail sanitarium or killing my self came up other than in cross talk.
If any of the other things mentioned even get in my system roberyhomisideprison#is next.
Not so with the marijuana.
Chill relaxed and level headed.
Able to work and be a functioning member of society.

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  • Spark
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Haven't smoked weed in a very long time.

But to those that do happy 4/20 day!

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Apparently smoking just a small amount increases your risk of getting Covid also:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11396271/smoking-cannabis-increases-risk-coronavirus/

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The sun is a joke newspaper, wouldn’t believe anything wrote in it!

It mentions weed prices are now soaring, that’s 100% false.

this virus has a negative effect on the lungs causing pneumonia so any form of smoking is going to cause more issues than a non smoker.

In my opinion smoking is the issue not what’s being smoked.

I smoke a couple of joints everyday, have done for years.
I’ve had all the symptoms of covid 19 and felt a bit rough for a few days last month.

I’m not a doctor and haven’t been tested so it could of been something non related.

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I had bronchitis in January so didn't smoke any weed during that, then went on vacation in late January and it was obvious then things were getting crazy with Covid. I smoked one time when I got home the end of January and my lungs were not happy so from then until now I haven't smoked. This is likely the longest stretch in my adult life. I do miss it at times but I don't really feel too bad about it either way.

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That's Really really good to hear, I genuinely mean that :-) Try keep it up if you can.

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Oh I don't mean to mislead anyone into thinking I am done for good. Come summer I am hoping the coast is clear and I can enjoy it in the evening after a hard day of work or on the beach rafted up with a bunch of fellow boaters. But right now that seems like maybe we will never get back to that.

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Some people that take the virus seriously who reg. smoke weed and release it a virus that attacks the lungs. Have switched to edibles as a precaution.

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I started smoking again when it became legal for "medicinal" purposes. Up until that point I had smoked 5 times in 20yrs. Now I've been smoking for a little over a year, almost everyday. Now when i say smoke I mean two hits and I'm good kinda thing. It got me off the pain pills so that's a plus. I will say that now, if I haven't smoked. It is a hell of a lot harder for me to fall asleep. So that sucks.

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It is Addictive for sure, My ex girlfriend couldn't go a day with out it she would go into bitch mode like clock work if she didn't have weed.

It has medical uses for sure but its not a drug to be taken lightly , especially not the weed around these days.

I used to smoke when I was younger, But I started having really bad anxiety attacks when I smoked, so I have not smoked in a decade.

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Very interesting, I don't think enough people respect the strength of marijuana these days. I smoked for years, started soon after I started having kids. Stopped for a job, then just never went back to it. I had some a few years ago during ba holiday, made me so paranoid I was ready to call an ambulance. Needless to say everyone in the room was stoned and laughing at me. Lol

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Thing is people who use it to relax and relieve anxiety don't realise it's just like alcohol and other relievers - It's great at first but as time goes on the more you need of it to get the same affect. Then when you want to come completely off it all that stress and unease comes back 5 fold and everything feels even worse than it did before as you have been use to having something in you for so long that numbs these feelings out.

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Just like anything else it is only a small percentage of users that abuse. Keep that in mind. The same can be said of alcohol, cocaine or chocolate. Self control and moderation is upon the individual.

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Man, chocolate is a very tough one for me. I have a dollar general right up the street and let's just say I eat more than I should lol

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It's being put out there as a miracle drug, it's certainly not. Is it as dangerous as some of the other stuff? No way, but it's not without risks. I'm just glad people are being honest and want it legalized as a recreational drug. When I was younger the heads said they wanted it legalized so they could make clothes and furniture, and shit like that out of it lol