Legal marijuana! Yay! Nooooo!
December 8, 2013 6:41 PM Subscribe
I live in a place where marijuana is about to become available in storefronts. And I'm very very nervous.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have a tendency to overuse marijuana. I wish I could use it like a normal person, but if I have marijuana around, I smoke it up. All of it. All day long. And if I don't smoke it all day long it's because I've made a deliberate effort to wait until a designated time, which is hard. I've been this way since I was a teenager. I continue to function when stoned but when smoking I am not at my best. Plus, overuse makes me depressed, lethargic, and fat. The fact that cannabis has been highly regulated has been enough of a deterrent to keep me away from it. I had an MMJ card for legit reasons, but tore it up and didn't renew when it became clear I was overusing. Tearing it up was essential because telling myself not to buy any or to only buy and use it moderately did not work. Although I could have found an non-dispensary connection I chose not to make the effort. So all has been well. Procuring an occasional joint, smoking socially if offered by a friend, coming across an occasional 8th every once in a while has presented little problem. But very soon, the cannabis stores in my community are going to be open to all, and loudly advertising. I applaud this on a civil liberties basis and wish I could just be a normal person who enjoyed the occasional joint. But I'm not. How do I regulate myself?