'experienced' smokers and drinkers have completely different experiences to those who have just started. Obvious staement I know!! When you first start smoking weed its all about the uncontrolable giggles, the munchies, the care free attitiude, the fun of a new experience - young carefree and single days. 25 years on and its all about relaxing for me and prefering to be 'stoned' (not as in giggles and paranoia(?)). It also makes me care less about all the sh*te that goes on in the world (head in sand) ranging from the office politics, to terrorism to politics. Maybe I should care more and try and do something to change the world but I dont and I know weed makes me feel this way....whether thats good or bad I'll leave it up to you to decide. What I do feel though is that this complete lack of interest to 'outside' issues definitely makes me concentrate more on family and homelife - all my motivation, attention and efforts go in to the family life and on things I enjoy, weed smoking has certainly helped my life although it doesn't need helping (I'm ready for the backlash after that comment!).
A couple of smokes in the morning before my daily commute definitely zones me in and makes me more aware of surroundings.......I know this as the odd accassions I dont have a smoke before work the ride is alot more 'jittery' and not as enjoyable. A coule of spliffs on the way to Llandegla has never done me any harm physically or emotionally - IMO it make s me concentrate more without actually realising I'm concentrating - fluid movements. Also makes me more tolerant to some the w*nkers in cars!! Also makes the return journey home from work faster....the faster I ride the sooner I can have that cuppa and spliff at the back of the garden. And no, it doesnt rule my life! And yes, I am ALWAYS in control
Coulde I give up? I dont know but at this stage of my life I have no intentions of even contemplating it. I'm a very realxed person naturally, the story could be completely different for somebody else with different traits.
Kids are fully aware of my 'lifestyle' and have no objections at all...if I do ever get stressed they have a laugh by telling me to have a spliff! And no, they have never tried it and and very unlikely to until they are 'ready' (if ever) as they are well educated and sensible kids with alot of 'street sense'. Some of their friends smoke it but they have never tried it.....I know they would tell me if they had. They have more knowledge about it than their friends who do smoke it - maybe this is why they have chosen not to try it? And no, we are a respectable family with good jobs - wife has own very successful business but does NOT smoke. When she has a few too many drinks kids tell her that she sghould smoke instead as they dont like the change in personality that drink has on folk.
Too many people reading this would probably compare me and family to the Gallaghers in Shameless - IMO its those people that need educating.
6 of us play poker every friday for last 10 years or so......the 4 of us who smoke (I suppose we eack skin up about 3 to 4 times over a game of poker - dont worry, we smoke outside!) are much more attentive and successful at the game than the two who chose to drink. Just an observstion!!
I'm rambling here aren't I??!! Right, time for a huge muffin with a cuppa. Did i say 'experinced' smokers dont get the munchies??