Well, I was not introduced to pot until I was 25 and had a child. When my kids were small, smoking pot made me a better mother. If I didn’t have pot, I got all “type A personality” and stressed constantly about “everything I had to do” around the house, and I got really upset about not getting my daily task list accomplished. But after taking a couple hits on the pipe or bong, I was content to sit on the floor and play cars with my little boys. To hell with the dishes and the cleaning, lol.
Now, I’m really growing for the hubby, who has a lumbar fusion and is in constant pain. He’s been on pharmaceutical narcotics for several years, and he is quite tired of it. He takes just the minimum required to function at work, but it doesn’t do enough for the pain. If he takes enough to get the pain level down to 2 or 3, he can’t function-- or be out in public. Now, though he can’t smoke during the workdays, the effects of the herb in the evening extend even to the daytime, and though he still uses pharmaceuticals in the day time, he has cut his amount in half.
For me, it is mostly recreational, but I’m doing a health experiment: I am at very high risk for colon cancer (I will have had my third scope before I even turn 50 years old!). I’m curious to see if I have fewer/smaller polyps at my next colonoscopy. In addition, my intraocular pressures are higher than normal, and the optometrist was quite concerned. I’m curious to see if my pressures are down next time I go in to have my eyes checked.