Lord Dimwit: It may not be addictive physically, but I've known plenty of people who would rather smoke pot than get a job, do something active with their friends, or, you know, do anything at all.
REO-Weedwagon: I've been a daily toker for 20 years. Few tips to avoid being a burnout:1) Only wake-n-bake on Sundays.2) Once a year take a few weeks off to remind yourself you're a lazy-ass with or without weed.3) Don't take it on vacation (unless you're camping).4) If you smoke in moderation, you'll double your enjoyment of it.5) If you want to quit, don't turn it into a huge f*cking deal, just put the bong down.
dpzum1: WRONG.Marijuana is NOT PHYSICALLY ADDICTIVE. NEVER BEEN A CASE OF OVERDOSE LEADING TO DEATH.Nicotine, however is 50 times more addictive than heroine.I quit weed about two years ago. COLD TURKEYI have yet been able to quit cigarettes.Who ever says any different should provide SCIENTIFIC proof, or STFU.I'm not advocating doing any drugs, in fact I gave up all but cigarettes, but I do believe in getting the CORRECT INFORMATION, and not misleading the public with the premise that "It's for your own good".I'm SICK AND F*$@ING TIRED OF PEOPLE LYING TO ME AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ABOUT SUBJECTS SUCH AS THIS. I DO NOT NEED YOU HOLDING MY HAND, DIRECTING MY EVERY MOVE, TREATING ME AS A CHILD.Give me facts, I'll decide for myself.
gilgigamesh: GAT_00: PainInTheASP: You'll feel a little anxious when you're down to just stems and seeds and there's nothing to do on that rainy Saturday afternoon, but fight the urge to make that phone call. Pick up a book instead. Lather, rinse and repeat for about 48 hours and guess what? You're past the worst part.You do realize that's addiction, right? And that isn't even addressing the psychological, but not physical, addition of needing it to calm down and relax.I smoke pot on a near daily basis, and I have for decades. However, whenever I travel (and I travel a lot), I don't bring weed with me. So I will go from daily intake to anywhere from a few days to several weeks weed-free; cold turkey.When I do, other than missing it a bit (especially if I'm on vacation), I don't have any symptoms of what could reasonably be termed withdrawal. Not the least bit of anxiety or distress. I just stop and go on with life, and when I return I am no worse for wear.If that is addiction, addicts are pussies.
Gyrfalcon: We kind of figured when we got to the large intestine part.
muddythinker: I call bullshiat on this one. I have known scores of alcoholics, and maybe more than a hundred nicotine addicts in my life, and only one maryjane addict. I also know there are clinical studies showing this not to be the case, but I'm too lazy to look this up.
Wyalt Derp: muddythinker: The Fark headline is misleading.Inconceivable!
gibbon1: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I've tried weed, alcohol, gambling, sex, tobacco, shopping, video games, and opiates. I'm addicted to being addicted to things.I'm addicted to moderation. I set out to get blind drunk and have a beer and suddenly I feel my resolve weakening. I'll try and stick with it and have another beer, but by the end of that one I start thinking about how I'm going to feel the next morning and I can't go on. Next thing I know I'm cold sober... again.
Isuldirs: Gyrfalcon: We kind of figured when we got to the large intestine part.Some Farkers didn't./Been enjoying this thread while I smoke some of BC best from my vaporizer.//Dope is not addictive.///gilgigamesh said it best.
dickfreckle: logistic: I agree. As a nurse, I saw so many patients shaking and vomiting during marijuana detox. Alcohol detox literally killed patients, but not nearly as many as marijuana detox. Once I saw a marijuana addict vomit his own large intestine out from withdrawal.Such a shame. It's...it's beautiful.../wish I had your snark skillz
Truncks1: It is really easy to quit smoking weed. Its not anything close to nicotine. And I was just as unproductive before and after. Its all insane bullshiat.
eurotrader: Still miss the sand bar balcony (granville island)and the taste testing that could be done with people you may have never met before.
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JRoo: Lord Dimwit: It may not be addictive physically, but I've known plenty of people who would rather smoke pot than get a job, do something active with their friends, or, you know, do anything at all.One of my friends who's a big pothead hitched a ride with me on a six hour car ride back to where we grew up. I don't care if you smoke pot, but I have a job that requires security clearance, so I said that under no circumstances was he to bring pot in my car; I couldn't afford to get in that kind of trouble if we got pulled over for unrelated reasons. He couldn't stand to not smoke pot for six hours. He smoked up before he got in the car, and then brought pot against my wishes into my car and smoked up in a gas station's bathroom. I was furious. (This guy also got fired from several jobs because he'd smoke up before work and then doing a crappy job.)So yeah, not addictive in the physical sense, but people can be psychologically addicted to anything.Well maybe that guy just sucks because I smoke before work all the time and I do a pretty damn good job at most every job I've ever had.I almost dare you to find a carpenter that doesn't smoke weed.
logistic: I agree. As a nurse, I saw so many patients shaking and vomiting during marijuana detox. Alcohol detox literally killed patients, but not nearly as many as marijuana detox. Once I saw a marijuana addict vomit his own large intestine out from withdrawal.Such a shame.
logistic: I was being sarcastic.
Espertron: fragMasterFlash: [img6.imageshack.us image 269x275]Dorm room?
SoxSweepAgain: I have quit smoking both pot and cigarettes and I can tell you that the pot was a cakewalk compared to quitting the Camels.Oh man it is SO much harder to quit cigarettes than weed. The weed was just a bummer for a couple days. The cigs made me want to tear my hair out.YMMV.
notatrollorami: I never really got the lazy thing. I routinely do laundry, cook, clean etc. while baked. Never "work work" as that entails a higher level of mental acuity, but any repetitive task is much more enjoyable that way.
goatan: Like most things don't do it every day and it won't become a habit even two days in a row should be rare. Caffeine for me has been the most addictive thing ever tobacco is easy to quite in comparison. weed just took a few days to get out of the habit once I decided I didn't want to do it every day now i just smoke some every now and then. It's so much better as its much more effective.
dpzum1: AND, Alcohol is the only drug which can KILL DURING DETOX.My family has 4 nurses and a Doctor, I KNOW WHAT THE F I'M TALKING ABOUT.
Shmeat: ...smoking pot turkey?[www.421flavors.com image 720x540]
cepson: As addictive as nicotine and alcohol? Then we should make it as illegal as nicotine and alcohol.
meow said the dog: Normally this is the time upon which I would make the joke about being able to do the quitting any time which is desired by me but something I have smoked recently has made me the paranoid person and so I am scared someone is reading the thread and trying to do the using of this against me. Cheetos, anyone?
BlueDog: I quit cold turkey, every night.Then I eat more cold turkey in the morning.
Marcus Aurelius: SundaesChild: Marcus Aurelius: Quitting smoking tobacco is easy. I used to do it every Monday for nearly 20 years.I quit smoking Halloween 2009. Other than a 3 month case of bronchitis about 3 weeks after quitting, no problem. I quit smoking pot on a regular basis about 10 years earlier, no problem. Also no bronchitis.I still drink at least weekly, but that's still socially acceptable, yes?I'm pretty sure that not smoking doesn't cause bronchitis :)I was a two to three pack a day smoker. Quitting cigarettes is one of the hardest things I've ever done.
indylaw: It's hard to give up smoking and drinking largely (but not entirely) because you have to find a new set of friends that don't smoke and/or drink all the time. The same could go for pot
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