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do you know anyone burnt from pot?(9 posts)

do you know anyone burnt from pot?ishmael
Jan 17, 2003 8:23 PM
I have a distant friend who still smokes everyday and she always seemed to be worlds away. Conversations feel like I'm just adding ideas to her churning mind. Is it just her or have you had simmilar experiences?
Yepmickey-mac
Jan 17, 2003 9:35 PM
We had similar discussion here recently. I've had friends and relatives who, at one time or another, have been regular smokers. They seems to end up in one of three categories: 1) those who continue smoking but carry on an outwardly normal life; 2) those who realize they'll be complete f-ups unless they quit and do so; and 3) those who seem to have transformed their brains in to useless mounds of gelatin through the use of THC-containing products. I know guys who have been messed up since we were in high school (over 20 years ago). Communicating with them is frequently like trying to speak to someone who is struggling through an ESL course. I don't know if herb is addictive in the medical sense, but it certainly has the potential to turn the brain to mush if given the opportunity. Did I answer your question?
what exactly are they likeishmael
Jan 18, 2003 6:30 AM
this girl just doesn't listen well. Having a conversation with her youre lucky if you can get a word in. When you do get a thought in she runs with it and ends up on a totally different topic. Happends every time.
what exactly are they likeBruno S
Jan 18, 2003 1:30 PM
thats your average pot user. She is probably high while you are talking to her. Next time you visit her do it during the morning or on a week day. Maybe she will not be high then.
That's what I'm thinking...Wayne
Jan 20, 2003 4:38 AM
you should distinguish between talking to her WHEN she is high, and having a conservation with her WHEN she is not high, if you're trying to get insight into whether smoking pot has changed her or not.
what exactly are they likemickey-mac
Jan 18, 2003 2:48 PM
I don't spend time with too many people who still smoke regularly. However, what I notice is forgetfulness, non sequiturs, and laughter at everything. Potheads often will bring up things that were recently discussed as if they were new topics. They will often respond to a statement by saying something that has nothing whatever to do with the original statement. Most annoyingly, they tend to laugh at almost everything said, even the most somber statements. When listening to jokes, they laugh at the end of every sentence, even if the punch line is another six or seven sentences away. Fortunately, at least from what I've read, many of the adverse affects of prolonged pot smoking can be reversed by quitting. At least I think I remember reading that somewhere.
thats not that badishmael
Jan 19, 2003 8:42 AM
I mean, when I used to smoke I'd laugh at all kinds of stuff, be forgetful, say non sequiturs, and all the rest of it. But thats just when I was high and I didn't think it was that annoying(maybe it was to people who werent in the mood) But I'm wondering if anything worse happeds, longterm effects. Maybe those ways of acting while stoned start to become who you are even when you've quit.
I think that's itColnagoFE
Jan 20, 2003 10:56 AM
When you only smoke infrequently you realize that you are behaving different than those who are sober or on other drugs and usually feel somewhat uncomfortable being around those who are abstaining. When you smoke all the time you start to feel that way more often and soon you don't realize that the effects are staying with you even when you don't really feel high. You do get a hangover from pot...it's just a much more pleasant one than with alcohol.
somewhat stereotytpicalColnagoFE
Jan 20, 2003 10:53 AM
I knew a guy who smoked pot constantly and would always want to get into these really deep conversations about physics and math and such while high. I was always the kind of person who just wanted to kick back, eat some grub, and watch bad TV. For me pot was just a stress reliever. For some it can be a way of life. That said...I'd rather have a stoner friend than an alcoholic or junky friend if I had to choose.