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Do you smoke weed?

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Some of these girls have come straight out of stepford wives. If I am with a guy, and want sex, I don't mind jumping on him like a crazed racoon.
 

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I certainly see nothing wrong with mood altering drugs on a moral basis. There are of course health issues people need to be aware of when taking mood altering drugs and those issues vary depending on ones choice of drugs. One also needs to be aware of the addictive potential of various drugs but I'm sounding like a school teacher there. Basically, I believe people have the right to do what they want with their own bodies, and clearly taken sensibly and with self awareness mood altering drugs can provide some positive experiences for certain individuals. Things is, we are all different and what provides a positive experience for one person might not do the same for another.

Speaking personally, when I was young I did dabble in drugs a bit. I would sometimes smoke a little pot at gigs or parties, things like that. I'd say overall I took fewer drugs than most of my peers but while I never got very involved in drugs and never moved beyond the level of an occasional recreational user, I was at the time willing to experiment a bit while also exercising a level of caution. Have to say, neither drugs or alcohol have ever really excited me and I've rarely had the feeling where I wanted to go totally out of my head on drugs or alcohol. I think I have made a conscience decision to get incredibly drunk only 3 or 4 times in my life.

I'm quite an addictive person actually. But this has never manifested itself in my use of mood altering drugs or alcohol. I think the bottom line is that as someone who is very much on the Asperger's scale I have always rather felt like my brain was already rather scrambled and I didn't really have the desire to make it feel even more scrambled than it did already. I know many people love the feeling of being high or drunk and they feel more confident and able to experience things they might not feel otherwise in that state, which is cool. I never really got that personally.

Looking back, I can't say I have had any terrible experiences with drugs or alcohol, aside from the usual of a few hangovers and feeling a bit sick or zonked the next day but I also haven't had many overwhelmingly wonderful experiences either. I think I had couple of experiences with LSD that left me feeling pretty enlightened at the time but it is funny how one is never really able to bottle all that enlightenment one feels on acid. Oh well. But generally my experiences with mood altering drugs have been neither terrible or amazing. Being high on pot never felt horrible or scary or unpleasant but it never felt like it was an experience that I craved or particularly enjoyed either. I felt a bit out of it and sometimes quite enjoyed myself but it never felt in any way the experience was life changing or like something I especially wanted or needed in my life.

I think in hindsight, it does come down to me being on the Asperger's scale. The feeling of my brain being more scrambled that it already feels in my day to day life wasn't one I have ever been looking for. Quite the reverse actually. I struggle to focus at the best of times, with no mood altering drug or alcohol assistance. Being even more out of it than I feel normally really isn't something I have ever been looking for. I think the truth is I often feel like I am sort high or drunk even when I am 100% drug and alcohol free. I think I'd probably love a drug that made my brain feel unscrambled.

I can't remember the last time I used any mood altering drug. It would have to be quite a few years. Over the last 20 or so years I might have smoked pot once or twice, I can't really recall, it wouldn't have been a big thing or anything particular memorable so it is hard to recall. Even today, if I was with a friend who offered me a whiff of a joint, I'd probably say okay, but it wouldn't be a big deal and I certainly wouldn't be interested in having more than two or three puffs.

As for alcohol it is pretty similar. I'm not adverse to alcohol but I don't particular like the feeling of being drunk. So a little is fine but I don't really want more than that. I do have a real sweet tooth so I do love liqueurs simply for their incredible yumminess. Nothing tastes as good as a creme de mure liqueur or a framboise, or a lemoncello. I might sometimes get little drunk on those if I am out a gig or socialising but not to any great extent. I find my tolerance for liqueurs is quite high and I can drink quite few liqueur shots before I start feeling tipsy. That said, I only drink in social situations, particularly gigs, and as there haven't been any gigs or other social situations in a very long time owing to the covid 19 situation it has been a few months since I sipped any alcohol either.

So there is it. Drugs and alcohol have never been a big thing for me, although I do love the taste of liqueurs, I certainly acknowledge that. But I don't have any sense of superiority that I've never let myself get addicted to drugs or alcohol. My dad was an alcoholic, he was very much a functioning alcoholic and when it became clear to him that the alcoholic was doing great harm to his health he was able to get sober which I know is not an easy thing. I have a lot of respect for anyone who has had an addiction and managed to overcome it. But for me, I have always looked at drug and alcohol addiction and thought "there but the grace of God, go I". Truth is, as I said before, I am a very addictive personality, and I believe the only thing that ever kept me from being a drug addict or alcoholic is that I simply didn't enjoy the state of being drunk or high sufficiently that I aspired to be in that state. If I really loved the feeling of being drunk I would for sure, totally have become an alcoholic. So, strangely enough, I think I have my Asperger's condition to thank for never having become an alcoholic or serious drug addict.
 

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A long time ago in my early twenties I tried a few times since some friends were doing it and liking it. Yes the first few times I had the familiar situations to start with where it had no effect. But then when I tried - there was nothing at first but then it kicked in - And I started having really bad experiences. One effect was I had difficulty trying to pee even if I was bursting.

I thought it was just bad luck since the others did not have bad experiences. But the very last time when I got back in my bedroom - I had a really bad experience and was hallucinating. I remember thinking I'd probably be found dead the next day.

Also I was always like in a haze and slow to think for the rest of the whole week if I'd smoked weed and it kicked in.

Trouble is I had no control over what I was smoking (or eating) and it was either "full on" or "no effect". Unlike alcohol where it is gradual and I'm pretty confident about what exactly I'm drinking and how much I've had.

For those advocates of weed who say it is less harmful than alcohol and there's no bad after affects like there are with alcohol - all I can say is that is completely not true for me. I've had loads of enjoyable times where I've had a few drinks.

I believe that it affects people differently. Alcohol may be more harmful than weed to many. But not so for me.
I think you smoked synthetic marijuana, that stuff is no good :scared:
 

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I do but for specific purposes. I use it if I’m having a crazy anxiety day or just maybe a depressive week. It is miles healthier than popping XANX and all these other anti-depressants and what not. Just because it’s prescribed doesn’t mean it’s better, so many people don’t get this but whatever.

I try my best to not drink much and am trying to move away from alcohol all together. So if I know I have to go out all night or something I hit a sativa and a red bull and get going.

I don’t do it a lot because at the end of the day I’m an athlete, I love sports, I love cardio fitness and I need my lungs to be in great shape.

I even take a supplement to make sure my lungs stay moist and what not, plenty of water.

Honestly weed is a great plant if used properly. Doing too much can really ruin the high. And if you really get into strains and what not you can get pretty specific.
 

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i do, specially these days in quarantine
 

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Pot helps with stress and perspective. I live in a country where a minority comprised of morons put a narcissistic sociopath in charge and now we have an out of control spread of Covid-19, Gestapo-like secret police attacking and disappearing people, and an election to remove him that may or may not take place.

I need all the stress relief I can get.
 

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Nope, but...
sometimes I got high, and I just don't know why!
Wait! I know why...
Last time I got high was on Saturday, the 13th of July 2019. Hint: A certain tennis player played surprisingly well ("out of her mind!") the Wimbledon final and won!
 

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Pot helps with stress and perspective. I live in a country where a minority comprised of morons put a narcissistic sociopath in charge and now we have an out of control spread of Covid-19, Gestapo-like secret police attacking and disappearing people, and an election to remove him that may or may not take place.

I need all the stress relief I can get.
Lol
 

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Its been over 20 years since I touched the stuff.. Never did it daily just recreationally. Had frat bros in college who were psychologically dependent on it.
 
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