Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 29, 2021, 17:23:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 29, 2021, 13:05:
ldonyo wrote on Jan 29, 2021, 13:01:I have never partaken, and probably won't -- but I have to say, this issue is something which would require careful consideration if I ever change my mind...
...since the medical pot of today is orders of magnitude stronger than the street pot of yesteryear..
I do and not for recreational use. When my insomnia gets out of hand, getting stoned off my ass on a particular strain of indica is the only thing that will break it short of mental health institution level sedatives. The kind that turn me in to a drooling mess for 48-72 hours. Weed, on the other hand, knocks me right out without any hangover type effects the next morning. I awake feeling utterly refreshed and relaxed.
Of course, because I live in the bastion of the universe's most stupid people, Texas, the likelihood that I will ever be able to go in to a store and purchase it legally in my lifetime is only the width of an atom away from zero.
I was never a pot user at all, but since my state, Washington, legalized it, I have tried it some. At first out of curiosity, but now, like BoP, for help with insomnia - and it does seem to help. For me it's got to be edibles though - smoking is like putting a blowtorch to the back of my throat. I don't see how people do it.
As far as the effect goes, I don't see much difference between pot and a couple drinks. Feels pretty similar to me. I guess my mind "wanders off" a little more, I don't know.
Kind of a funny story about one of the first times I tried it though...
So I go to the pot store and I ask for something in an edible, and clerk asks, "indica or sativa?". I have absolutely no idea what he's talking about so I bought a package of both (they were caramels). The first time I try one was the indica, which I was told was more for staying at home and mellowing out. Didn't do shit - but I was also told that the first time might not have any effect. Okay, fine.
Some time later I try the sativa, eat some chicken, and holy hell what a nightmare! Turns out the chicken must have been bad, because after an hour or so I'm sitting on the toilet with a bucket in front of me because I feel like I'm going to projectile puke and shit simultaneously. AND, I swear I'm hearing voices at the same time. I've got food poisoning and I'm tripping balls. I haven't had food poison in... well I can't even remember, so at the time I think all of this is just caused by the pot, but I've tried the sativa since, and like I said, it's like having a couple stiff drinks.
Wasn't funny at the time but it kind of is now.