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annsixty Fri 03-Dec-21 17:46:36

This is a very bold question posed after reading an answer on another thread.

Do/have you ever smoked cannabis and did you like it?

I was watching a tv programme recently where people got very silly smoking it and I shocked my GD by remarking I would quite like a puff to see what it was like.

Deedaa Fri 03-Dec-21 19:08:16

I tried some about 25 years ago, in brownies rather than smoking. Very pleasant and relaxing. I didn't do it again because I din't have the contacts to get a supply.

freedomfromthepast Fri 03-Dec-21 19:08:28

Since marijuana has been legalized here in my state, so much has changed. Growers now grow different hybrids and there are thousands of options for people who smoke based on their particular needs.

Legalization has enabled research into the different benefits of cannabinoids. THC, CBD, CBN and more. It is being tested by pharmaceutical companies for diseases such as epilepsy and seizures, and proven effective. Once the US federal government removes it from drug list, it will open up much more research.

THC is the cannabinoid that gives you the "high feeling". CBD is what many people use for pain (most OTC CBD is made from hemp, not marijuana, IMO hemp CBD is not effective as many people who buy CBD from local stores also report it being a waste of money). CBN has shown to help induce sleepiness.

Then you have different strains bred. Want pain relief? Find a strain that has high CBD and virtually no THC. You get the benefits of the pain relief without the effects of the THC. Want to sleep? Find a strain that is high in CBN.

In places where it is legal, the world of marijuana is no longer the same as buying from the local dealer on the corner. Growers have strict standards they must adhere to. You can get a good clean product and not worry about what "else" is in it. Not something you can do when buying black market.

I have Fibromyalgia and typically use it to help me sleep on nights when I just can not. Though I do not smoke it, only edibles. I gave up smoking 15 years ago and don't want anything in my lungs. Though I have smoked since it was legalized and it is nothing like what I smoked as a teen decades ago.

MercuryQueen Fri 03-Dec-21 19:22:29

I’m in Canada, so legal here. I’m more familiar with it as a medicine than recreational. Much rather use marijuana than morphine for a chronic pain disability.

JaneJudge Fri 03-Dec-21 19:23:33

I have noticed my neighbours have a few small plants growing at the side of their house

I have only noticed as I look after their dogs occasionally

tanith Fri 03-Dec-21 19:30:10

Only once in cakes, it had no effect on me whatsoever.

Urmstongran Fri 03-Dec-21 19:43:52

Same in Spain JaneJudge in pots on balconies. It’s legal there for individual consumption.

MerylStreep Fri 03-Dec-21 19:54:07

Urmstongran
I remember a lovely evening in Duquesa in 2019 where we were finding pictures in the clouds while having a ‘smoke’ 😃

Grandmadinosaur Fri 03-Dec-21 20:03:10

No never tried it. Those awful black and white films they used to show us about drug taking at school scared me off.

Grandma70s Fri 03-Dec-21 20:15:24

I’ve never smoked anything!

LtEve Fri 03-Dec-21 20:24:33

Never tried it and having seen the effect the current type has on people I’m relieved. It’s not the ‘peace and love’ drug anymore. I was attacked at work by someone smoking cannabis.

HowVeryDareYou Fri 03-Dec-21 20:44:50

Yes, in the late 70s when I was about 19. It was no different to feeling a bit drunk (I didn't like that either)

nexus63 Fri 03-Dec-21 20:55:12

i have never tried it but a family member whom i visit smokes it with every roll up he makes, has done for the last 50 years, it gives me a headache just breathing it in.

Germanshepherdsmum Fri 03-Dec-21 21:01:03

No, never.

Grannybags Fri 03-Dec-21 21:18:53

MissAdventure

Yes.
It was bloody great! smile

Exactly that! I loved the smell

MissAdventure Fri 03-Dec-21 21:20:46

It's like being massaged and tickled at the same time.
Everything is so funny...

Grannybags Fri 03-Dec-21 21:25:20

grin

annsixty Fri 03-Dec-21 21:30:36

Thank you all for your observations.
I still want to try it for myself but think it will never happen.
I am too old for new experience.

MissAdventure Fri 03-Dec-21 21:39:11

Never say never, ann.
A pile of sandwiches, a cup of tea, some tv or music, and a little roll up.
Bliss!

ixion Fri 03-Dec-21 21:44:45

+ essential accompaniments in the 1970s student bedroom -
- joss sticks
- candles
- ability to sit cross legged in a circle
- Leonard Cohen LP

SueDonim Fri 03-Dec-21 21:58:51

No, never. I grew up with parents who smoked tobacco, which I loathed, and had no interest in putting smoke into my lungs. I went on to work in pharmacy and that put me off even more!

Weed isn’t an ‘innocent’ drug, it’s often produced by young people who’ve been trafficked from less developed countries, and who live in hellish circumstances. I don’t want to be tainted by that connection.

I’d support legalising cannabis, though. That way, it could be regulated, making it safer, and taxed.

V3ra Fri 03-Dec-21 22:00:05

I went to high school in Portsmouth, a naval port. There were drugs at every teenage party. I don't know why but it never interested me and when a joint was being passed round people would say, "Oh you don't, do you?" and it would be passed to the next person. All quite innocent and no pressure.

I had a home care client who used to smoke it to alleviate her MS. Her son used to get it for her. We just turned a blind eye.

MerylStreep Fri 03-Dec-21 22:14:36

V3ra
We bought it for many years for a friend with MS before she got the implant for her pain.

LadyStardust Fri 03-Dec-21 22:38:52

Oh a spliff and a glass of wine. Heaven. Not had one for about 8 years now. (A spliff that is, not the wine!) There are times when I miss it, but the person I used to smoke it with isn't in my life anymore. Happy memories though. It helped me through some tough times.

freedomfromthepast Sat 04-Dec-21 00:26:11

SueDonim

No, never. I grew up with parents who smoked tobacco, which I loathed, and had no interest in putting smoke into my lungs. I went on to work in pharmacy and that put me off even more!

Weed isn’t an ‘innocent’ drug, it’s often produced by young people who’ve been trafficked from less developed countries, and who live in hellish circumstances. I don’t want to be tainted by that connection.

I’d support legalising cannabis, though. That way, it could be regulated, making it safer, and taxed.

I wasnt so sure I was for it back when it was legalized here, though I voted for it. IMO, if people want to use it, they will find a way. Might as well be regulated and taxed!

Legalizing it is probably the best way forward IMO. Once it is regulated, it IS safer. It also has done wonders for small businesses here. The taxes it has raised has also benefitted children. Statewide it has helped build rural schools, one city near me has built 2 community centers for kids just from the income it has received.

Chewbacca Sat 04-Dec-21 00:43:51

Not until I reached my 50s (I was a late bloomer).