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Serious question about cannabis *weed*

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George10111

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Here's the short question. Based on my personal experience I have a very low cannabis tolerance and I'm a daily user. The only difference in my experiences now is instead of it feeling like a brand new high it takes me to a very deep place in my mind. So the question is, the question in hand is, my tolerance is getting lower. Sometimes I have nightmare highs and sometimes its too intense. Does this happen to everybody?

A little background story

I smoked when I was 13-14. The very first time I got high as a kid is a story for another time. I quit when I was 14 and started again when I was 21. I'll never, ever forget the experience I had my first time smoking weed after 7 years off. I was literally tripping. It felt the way a lot of people describe psychedelics. I thought something had gone wrong and freaked out. I can say it changed my life forever.

I met up with three buddies in one of their garage, two veteran smokers. They smoked bowls and only let me take 3 hits, I remember specifically they wouldn't let me take more. I started feeling it. After about 15 minutes I was laughing and 'high'. It kept getting stronger and I didn't hit my peak until around 40 minutes after I smoked. It kept getting stronger. I kept getting higher and I got this hot feeling in my stomach that I couldn't get rid of. I was freaking out about having to drive home and about having to see my parents the next day and looking all weird. I started freaking out about all kinds of stuff. My social anxiety wasn't there I was too high to be self conscious.

We just sat in the garage, listening to metal and smoking cigarettes. A song that was only 3-4 minutes felt like 3-4 hours and I kept getting lost and coming back, remembering the song was still playing and it felt like it'd been hours since it started. At one point I didn't feel like i was in control. The 'trip' fastened itself to my brain and wouldn't let me divert my mind to anything else but it. All I could think of was how unbearably stoned I was and the whole time wishing it would end. It was like a floodlight in my face. I had some really weird experiences that night I'll never forget. I still look back at it, five years later. My buddies told me they were starting to get nervous because I was so nervous and they didn't know what I'd do, and that I was acting like I was on acid or something. My eyes were marooned, puffy and I looked like a zombie.

Socially smoking brought my 'personal tolerance' up over the next while. I don't hang out with those buddies anymore and I kind of miss them. We still talk sometimes but that's it. Lately in spite of smoking every day my tolerance is getting nearer to the point it was when I started five years ago. I always thought if anything the weed would get less powerful as you age but maybe I'm wrong? ..
 
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schizolanza

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Mate if it's too intense then just stop! It's your choice.
 
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George Ive never touched drugs. Just not my thing. A lad I knew once who was very well informed joked that with my brains wiring, Id be pretty damn ill anyway if I did. By that meaning I would be worse. I cant tell you what to do but if its not helping ditch it.
Lifes hard enough!
 
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I used to smoke weed and depending on the quality I could either feel great like being on a cloud or terrible and feeling frightened. One time after some cheap weed I thought I died and was a ghost 😮

I felt peer pressure to do it but I also felt it was a waste of time and money (for me). even the ok weed really did not help me be productive or create intelligent thoughts and now I steer clear of it. I do remember it was an instant cure for menstrual cramps.
 
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goodgollymiss

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Hello Tulip! Weed is legal in Canada :)
 
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I have a smoke now and again however it has to be a certain type or I end up a completely paranoid wreck.

The variety I smoke has a quite low THC content. This enables me to feel relaxed and anxiety free for the evening when things are really bad.

Because I have schizophrenia I find the higher content of THC plays havok with my voices especially at times when I am particularly ill.

I can really take it or leave it and it is not a real part of my life.

If it is making you feel bad then I suggest you leave it behind.
 
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All the stuff ever did for me was make me lethargic and paranoid.
Neither of which I found beneficial.
 
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JamesUniversal

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Maybe you are smoking a different variety or stronger or different drug than you were.

But tolerance does go down after you use drugs for a while. Initially, tolerance increases as the body tries to defend itself against drugs, after a while the body cannot fight this fight as strongly and tolerance goes down, it is called reverse tolerance or drug sensitisation. The most common example is alcohol, whereby people can drink and drink and drink and drink then suddenly after years only 1 or 2 drinks gets them drunk. Don't forget the body like normality (called homeostasis) and tries to defend itself against anything rocking his balance that's why tolerance occurs and also why after a while it goes down as the body becomes exhausted after trying to rid the drug from the body.
 
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smoking weed in early teens is a terrible idea your frontal lobe is still developing. I did maybe 4 times as a teenager in college at 16 to 19 then did it at 23 for 7 month straight in my subjective experience it must be done as infrequently as possible i would only ever do it if life was going right for me i was in a good place and to enjoy a unique moment but every day is just not good dude. That wake and bake lifestyle is stupid imo in terms of mental health its terrible if you do it every day but if it works for you do it. my only thing is weed also is a coinflip it can bring on mental health problems so if your family has a history of mental health problems id stay away from it but i am not here to be your dad just be mindful of the long term effects the 2 biggest factors are the frequency you have it and the thc percentage i would smoke the lowest thc and do it maybe 1 time a year but thats me now at 24
 
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I smoke grass and it helps me relax and get creative, appreciate music more, laugh a bit louder. I don't smoke a lot, few one skinners at night, nothing drastic. Seems to help me, but it's a personal choice. I don't drink as that just puts me in a dark place the next day. Alcohol is not advisable for me, so I smoke, drink tea, listen to music and paint. It works out.
Whatever gets you through your life without harming anyone or yourself is not a bad thing.
By the way, weed is NOT a drug. It's medicine
 
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George10111

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To each his own. Like the above user Davy Jay said weed is a medicine not a drug and its true. Its not for everyone. Its helped me spiritually and physically.

I've dealt with a lot of shit in my life, a lot of personal tragedies, traumas, and the struggle of daily life. Because of the ego shift it provides, it in a sense cleans my mind and resets things and helps me think on a much clearer level. Yesterday I had a terrible day and I could say I hated life. I've learned to let go and not obsess over things that I normally would sober and see a bigger picture. I feel better when the high comes down, so its not just about being stoned.
 
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