Stay positive with marijuana

Mar 15, 18 Stay positive with marijuana

By now I am pretty sure we all agree that positivity is essential in life, this extends beyond merely trying to put a positive spin on negative situations, and refers more to being proactive, and doing your best in maintaining optimum physical and mental health. In fact, people may often hide and dismiss negativity under the banner of maintaining a positive attitude, this may be beneficial to you in the short term but will almost always prove detrimental in the long term. I myself have been guilty of this on a number of occasions, however, I now realize (most of the time) that doing this kind of thing will cause me more harm than good in the future. Marijuana is often tarnished by many as a drug for lazy people, however, if you do the right things whilst you’re stoned it can be pretty beneficial.

Now, this pretty much only works if you’re stoned alone or with your significant other/someone who you have a good working and/or creative relationship with. Marijuana can provide you with a healthy dose of enthusiasm towards, well, pretty much anything. As a writer and blogger, I find myself, unintentionally, dedicating whole days to cycles of mild self-loathing and disillusionment before finding the solution in the oddest of places. I often find that this process can be broken down and achieved much easier by merely smoking a joint or having a bong hit and watching or doing something intellectually or emotionally stimulating.

This doesn’t in any way mean you have to do something ‘boring’ but rather merely something that’s essentially not spending your time trawling through social media. For instance for someone who is creative, watching a film or series is great, as your stoned brain will analyze and distil everything you like about it, you may even discover new things you like.

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Would cannabis still be classified as a ‘drug’ if it were legal?

Jan 26, 18 Would cannabis still be classified as a ‘drug’ if it were legal?

Marijuana is looking more and more likely to become legal in this country within the next decade, now that may not seem like a lot, but what you’ve got to remember is that the issue has only really started to become a serious question within the past five or so years. What began as a pipe dream years ago has really gained steam in the past few years, and that is the question of marijuana being decriminalised or legalised in the UK.

We in the UK had to sit in our houses and smoke weed while a brief trip across the pond in Amsterdam people were blazing up all different strains of marijuana and various forms of hash and resin in the comfort of a Coffee Shop. Not that I’m bitter or anything, Amsterdam is a beautiful city, with a very quaint feel, which kind of reminds me of the city I call home. The city is built perfectly for marijuana smokers and those looking for a cultural experience alike.

I digress, the Amsterdam analogy was prescient due to the fact that marijuana is not looked down upon over there, it is the kind of thing that people from all over the societal spectrum do. It is more widely accepted than smoking cigarettes, which is very reasonable, and is the kind of thing that would be included in a night out there. This prospect of marijuana being part of a night out or a majority as opposed to a minority is an exciting prospect. The only reason marijuana is not considered social where drinking is, is due to the fact that it is illegal and therefore has to be done in your home as opposed to in a bar, pub or club.

This brings me round to the thought that maybe if weed were legal the stigma would be removed and people would be more open to trying it, or more importantly accepting of it. Whilst I would prefer people to see the medical benefit which can come from cannabis, it would also nice to see non-stoners not looking down on those who smoke weed and accepting that certain things which are legal, alcohol and cigarettes, are probably a lot worse for you than marijuana.

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Cannabis and the law

Jan 23, 18 Cannabis and the law

With the idea of legalisation in the UK, it is easy to envision a system such as what we are seeing happen in states of America, with marijuana being viewed as medicine, due to the USA being widely considered a counterpart to the UK. However it seems way more likely and a lot more feasible that England and its peers would go more so in the direction of The Netherlands, particularly Amsterdam, with concerns to marijuana. This would mean marijuana was decriminalised, not legalized, which would permit it to be smoked in a controlled environment and possessed for ‘personal’ use only. Now just imagine if your ‘local’ was an Amsterdam style coffee shop as opposed to a clapped out old boozer, weird to think about but imagine it anyway.

For starters crime would probably see a slight decrease in terms of the percentage which spawns from drunken brawls and the such. This means you’d probably also be less likely to encounter any interpersonal problems such as arguments or potential fights. I imagine this calming wave stemming from British social life and nightlife would wash over the population somewhat, and ‘chill out’ the nation in general.

 

Imagine the conversation which would follow a couple of joints in a social pub-like environment, you’d likely find the level of intelligence and interest in terms of conversation would increase tenfold due to the amount of ‘out there’ ideas and thoughts spurred on by marijuana. Instead of some middle aged blokes commenting on how they’d still have sex with Madonna if ‘Hung Up’ came on on the jukebox, you’d have a bunch of people commenting on the use of ABBA’s ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ as a sample, much more stimulating.

The major drawback of the marijuana industry infringing on the alcohol industry would be that sales of donner kebabs would drop drastically, however this would not necessarily mean major losses for  local business as sales of takeaway pizza and generally nicer takeaway food would probably rise, not to sound pretentious but drunk people will essentially eat anything whereas stoners will eat most things but are generally more mindful and less likely to act out of character (who eats kebabs sober?). Also, on the plus side it also means you are less likely to see the aforementioned donner kebab, regurgitated or otherwise, splattered across the pavement on your way to work on Monday morning.

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Things to be avoided when you’re high

Jan 19, 18 Things to be avoided when you’re high

When you are stoned you are certainly more susceptible to the environment around you as well as being more prone to cravings and urges. These cravings normally manifest themselves in terms of hunger or rather ‘the munchies’ which can be enjoyable, providing you have the means to satiate these urges. In terms of the former point regarding the environment you’re in, when you are stoned you may be affected by being in a negative environment just as you would be in say a positive environment, meaning things can go very well whereas occasionally things can go very badly.

A lot of people who have smoked marijuana for the first time and had bad experiences likely know what I am talking about, for many people it can be things like being pressured into doing something by your mates. This combined with what people have been taught about ‘weed’ as dangerous can lead to them having bad experience and thus blaming the marijuana completely. This also brings me to the time Channel 4 presenter Jon Snow smoked marijuana in a controlled environment to test its strength and danger and found it highly unpleasant. Perhaps Snow failed to realise that no one is entirely at ease in an MRI machine.

So yeah avoid MRI machines and dodgy mates and it should be plain sailing, obviously, if you don’t want to smoke marijuana then don’t do it, you will save yourself the pain and not tarnish the reputation of cannabis.

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How could the film industry portray cannabis use properly?

Jan 12, 18 How could the film industry portray cannabis use properly?

Film’s have a love-hate relationship with both booze and drugs, in the sense that many films (no kids films) include a character who has a love affair with one and sometimes subsequently a character who loathes the substances as a result. In the case of most films that include either, alcohol is more common in films which reflects society in general, wherein alcohol is much more acceptable than even marijuana. While I could make many an argument about how, in actuality, marijuana is perhaps a safer bet than alcohol in terms of the health risks, I am going to instead consider how different the film industry would be if they accepted marijuana more so than alcohol.

In the majority of films out there, alcohol impacts upon them very little, if the main character is to have a problem with alcohol it is normally a cohort to another hamartia or even a modicum of other problems which eventually lead to a tragic downfall. However, you couldn’t really employ cannabis in the same role, as it generally does not have anywhere near the same self-destructive properties that alcohol can. For this reason, it is only recently that cannabis has begun to be used in films. And this is only the more progressive ones.

Imagine now, one of Britain’s national treasures, James Bond if the titular character, instead of drinking a martini ‘shaken not stirred’ Bond instead had a few tokes on a joint. While this is hard to imagine actually happening in a film, it is nonetheless entertaining to picture bond bumbling about his mission, high as a kite, trying to act suave but probably failing due to his red eyes giving him away, subsequently his eyes would draw him more towards the buffet provided at swanky parties as opposed to the women.

While both alcohol and marijuana can leave us sufficiently inebriated to where it would alter our actions, and therefore, the former is rarely reflected in film as having that much of an effect, only in extreme cases, whereas the latter is shown as having mind-numbing effects from the beginning in film. While i’m not saying it hasn’t happened before, it would be nice to see a major, not a stoner or drug-related film, be honest about marijuana usage, and show that people from all walks of life smoke it and not just those that take drugs or generally live mad lives.

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