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Weed before 25

- Sun, 28 Jul 2019 11:53:09 EST jtne3G5s No.4925890
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This may be the wrong place to ask, but does anyone have any experiences smoking before the age of 25? I live in Canada and have decided to stop smoking til I'm 25 due to proven negative effects of weed. I did smoke from 17-21 though. I'm wondering if it would be okay to use CBD dominant strains in the meantime before full brain maturation. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Derek Dickington - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 12:03:17 EST vpHeGzSP No.4925893 Reply
Started at 22-23. Haven't experienced negative effects, though I doubt anyone would admit to. If you think you should wait, you're probably right in assuming so.
Teddy Von Shackleford - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 12:27:58 EST UFr6MKGM No.4925894 Reply
You are young and wise. This is rare.
Gertrud Cuntskewer - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 14:15:05 EST Rk4jxBoW No.4925900 Reply
Well, I smoked pretty much daily from the time I was 14-21 and then stopped for like 3 years. It was a living hell for me. I got into more socially acceptable drugs like alcohol and benzos and speed to try and make my life a little more bearable and eventually even smoked spice (fuck that shit with a rusty nail). Point is, there's a lot more worse drugs out there for a young developing brain, and if you can survive without doing any of it, more power to you, but if you are like me and need a crutch to beat the daily grind, smoking weed is probably the healthiest thing you can do for yourself.
Winthorp Curmudgeon - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 15:20:07 EST fFKfqdzR No.4925902 Reply
Smoked daily since 13
Dabbed daily since 15
Graduated high school with 4.0 senior GPA/3.8 average, got my Bio/Chemistry associate degrees with a 3.4 GPA (Spanish and Physics fucked me but I was otherwise an A/B student).
I don't know if starting that young had repercussions but I know I don't regret it.
Billy Penishands - Sun, 28 Jul 2019 16:30:59 EST 33EFZ5eA No.4925903 Reply
Started when I was 16. I'm 28 now and I wish I hadn't. Wasted a lot of time that could have been devoted to furthering my career.

That being said, there are a lot of hobbies I had then that I wish I didn't partake in and instead focused into something more worthwhile. But I wouldn't have half of the memories I have now without doing those things.

It's a bit of a toss up, but everyone is different. Some people like >>4925902 can manage their time better.

The effects of smoking just CBD probably haven't been evaluated well enough to give a concrete answer.
Aloucious McBreeze - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 03:40:59 EST 1XCWl5GJ No.4925938 Reply
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I've been stoned since the 7th grade. I regret nothing.
Rebecca Dellermene - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 15:58:15 EST 8oOxdt25 No.4925959 Reply
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I started smoking at 16 and dropped out of high school at 18 (I was already doing bad at school since I was 12). I didn't start drinking until I was 18, even though the legal drinking age here is 16.
Sometimes I wonder if my life would've been better if I hadn't started smoking at that age. By the time I was 21 I started to feel like my mental faculties were declining, especially my short and long term memory. But was it the weed, the alcohol, the concussions or just age? It's impossible to pinpoint, though it's probably a combination of everything.

But I don't regret smoking. The highs I felt in high school I will never forget, they were something magical. I discovered a love for music and astronomy (through the Cosmos series) that has never faded.

Do what you feel is best for your head, OP. It's our most valuable asset.
Gabriel Leavings - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:02:10 EST TwKm/zBU No.4925960 Reply
If I hadn't started smoking weed in high school I wouldn't have any old friends.
Martha Snodway - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:58:16 EST n/e4eHKE No.4925965 Reply
There is significant mental impairment from smoking before 25 but of course it varies with how far from 25, how often, strength etc. Keep it very occasional if you're not going to stop, CBD still has THC
Francis Dogfart - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 22:55:41 EST FI8xQacK No.4925973 Reply
I starting dating my husband whenever I was 16. He was and still is a pothead, so he managed to get me to try it. I was so scared to do it too. I smoked way too much, and ended up lying on the carpet and saying shit like "it feels like riding on a cloud". I went through really not wanting to do it because I have pretty bad anxiety. I would end up freaking out and having a panic attack multiple times. It often felt like I was trapped inside myself and I wasn't in control. Like I was watching what I was doing through a tv screen. I did quit for the most part, but did get coaxed into a few times and had random times where I felt comfortable with it.

Years later though, after I moved out and started working, work had me stressed out constantly. So I started back again when I turned 20 and don't really have many issues now. I realized I was a lightweight and still am at 23. So I like to be just high enough to feel comfortable and in control. Kinda happy that I am because it'll only take a tiny pinch of the good quality stuff to give me a nice time.
Dregs - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:44:16 EST VUb6pMxz No.4925993 Reply
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I've been high since I was 16. That was 15 years ago. Other than spending a hell of a lot of money, it hasn't really negatively affected me.

Also, I'd like to see that peer reviewed study that "proves" the negative effects of cannabis on people under 25. There's a lot of factors that need to be controlled for if you're going to blame a certain drug on developmental disorders. I actually started doing better in school when I started smoking before class. Dopamine is the drug your brain releases to let you know you should remember something you learned. Getting a hit of that before class helped me focus better.
Cyril Pusslekark - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 12:49:54 EST exwGsf7h No.4925997 Reply
It's common sense as your brain is forming to treat it really nice and not hammer the fuck out of it with droogs if you can possibly avoid it. I'm from the 90s and I come here with a message, all that Ritalin and shit gave us all brain damage. Legit brain damage. There was never any reason to prescribe Ritalin to school kids. That's just human brain development. Our parents were sold medications for problems that were transient and would go away on their own, and meanwhile the process of growing through those processes and learning some coping skills would have been valuable. What a tragic missed opportunity. Do not let this be your path.
Smokimus Maximus - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:00:40 EST V3Ojus9r No.4925999 Reply
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Started smoking everyday at age 15. About 1-2 ounces a month from age 15-17. Began dabbing about a gram a day from 17-19. Slowed down a bit from 19-23 and now I only vape about ~0.5g a week.

Got a half off tuition for my bachelor’s and a full-ride to a top-50 medical school. I don’t think it’s impaired my mental cognition one bit — but everyone is different.
Smokimus Maximus - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:02:09 EST V3Ojus9r No.4926000 Reply
Meant to say that i was dabbing a gram a WEEK, not a day. Lol.
Doris Hucklewill - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 20:48:25 EST +Vbd9HLf No.4926018 Reply
I let it fuck my life up but i was a depressed pos anyway, i just used it as something to do instead of getting a job or doing my homework or anything productive at all ever, been on probation for about a year now and my life is much improved. I clean the house, i hold down a full time job sometimes have a second job working up to 70 hours a week, more money than ever and i usually stay productive. I'm 23 now been smoking since i was 15. it's not the drug itself imo, its the user and the way its used.
The times i used most successfully i didn't smoke until right before dinner.
Detective Gumshoe - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 21:34:23 EST Prj0CFDO No.4926026 Reply
Holy fuck a gram a day can you imagine? Your mind would just be cooked.
Phor Twentee - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 02:07:10 EST sf8jH4tP No.4926043 Reply
I can't lie, I've been there. You can become rather delusional. Dabbing a gram a day is all the proof I needed that weed is abusable and carries significantly bad mental health symptoms.
>Major Depressive exacerbated - Chronic
>Delusions of grandiosity - acute
>Aggresion - Chronic
>Hallucinations - acute
>Psychosis - acute
> Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome - acute (This one was the fucking worse, like having food poisoning when you smoke, and additional hits made it excruciating)

Seriously, weed is fine like anything in moderation. But people are far too quick to discount the negatives from daily heavy abuse of even just daily one time use. Luckily if you can power though and stay off for a long while, your body can recover amazingly well, and a doctor would even be comfortable letting you medicate with it again.
Derek Dickington - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 08:34:49 EST S1Kw1qHW No.4926052 Reply
Imagine drinking 10 monsters a day — yea, that much caffeine wouldn’t be good for you either.

Everything should be used in moderation and most drugs can be abused if used in excessive amounts.
Betsy Clengerlog - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 09:25:36 EST S+Vv5nO0 No.4926056 Reply
Just dont do it mang. Like weed is great, I started smoked first at 19, really started at 21. By really started i mean got my own bags smoke up by myself. Dont do that, I can't say for sure that it fucked me, but i know that the time i spent high i could have spent doing other things. Thats it big one. The opportunity cost of being not high and going clubbing, or being social, or reading or whatever instead of being high for 3 years.

>sold medications for problems that were transient
thats some real stuff there
Tyquan Dickerson - Thu, 01 Aug 2019 10:43:05 EST jtne3G5s No.4926092 Reply
I wasn't until around 21, because before that I mostly used anecdote to justify smoking dope.
George Bardshit - Thu, 01 Aug 2019 12:10:22 EST msBy29Eg No.4926093 Reply
Will it have some sort of effect on your brain as it develops? Yes. Is it the reason you haven't done anything with your life? No. I'm going on 10 years of smoking/vaping every day, turning 25 this year. If you can't take responsibility for your own problems, you probably shouldn't be doing weed every day that's true. Or any drugs, at all, ever, for that matter.

The bottom line is I would be incredibly fucked in the head if I'd been doing any other drug that regularly for that long since I was 15, but weed is pretty safe. If you're noticing negative effects, do it less or stop. It's not rocket science. Do what's right for you, but for a lot of people self-medicating with weed is exactly what's right for them.

I'd probably have killed myself in my teens (had ideation but never made an attempt) if it wasn't for weed and the positive mood change and perspective it brought me in those years, so for people to come on here saying that it'll ruin your life/brain to smoke before 25 is pretty ridiculous.

In answer to your question about CBD, yes it's a lot safer for your brain. That's why they give only low-THC high-CBD medicine to severely epileptic children etc.
Livington Fuckwiggle - Mon, 05 Aug 2019 22:08:12 EST 75xrMZqt No.4926334 Reply
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Ive been smoking weed since I was 14. I'm 29 now. For those 15 years, I have been smoking weed almost everyday, with cyclical breaks of ~ 2 months almost every year.

I cannot directly attribute all of the negative effects I experience (gerd, anxiety, memory loss, brain fog, slow response times, attention, general health) to the physiological and psychological impact of my marijuana use. I believe a lot of it can be attributed to the general and very specific lifestyle that I experienced as a tree fiend. From 14 to 17, I was smoking literally all day every day, while also not sleeping (regularly staying up till 4, sleeping till 7, then going to school). I was eating complete junk and empty calories. I didn't work out or exercise at all, I didn't engage in any extra curriculars. While I did physically go to school, I wasn't really what one could call "present." I was baked in all my classes and rarely put in my best effort in completing assignments. all my time and energy went towards procuring weed and finding a place to smoke it. I wasn't doing anything aside from trying to find weed, money for weed, or a safe place to smoke weed. It wasn't until grade 12 that I was able to regulate my marijuana use to where I only started smoking only at nights after all my homework was done.

If you exercise and lift regularly, have extracurriculars, read, sleep/eat well, but you also smoke some weed, I can't imagine there being much negative effects for a user under 25. It's all about balance and moderation.
Thomas Honkinstodge - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 03:40:22 EST GE5d0qw1 No.4926362 Reply
Smoking weed felt so much better when I was in my mid teens, made me feel that feeling of when everything is fresh and bright I used to feel as a child. Now I just feel normal but slightly better.

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