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Old 08-24-2019, 02:53 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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I live in Colorado, a state that has legalized both medical and recreational marijuana.

I'm curious but I haven't tried it. Have you? How was your experience?

Bill Engvall's experience with brownies:
I was a teenager/young adult user but never a huge fan. Just a few days ago out of sheer desperation & at the 'on the down-low' suggestion of my disabled son's teacher; I went to a retail store & bought two different THC concentrations of edibles. Gummie candy, to be precise.

I also live in the same city as you, btw. Had to drive to Manitou for them but like I said; I am desperate. My 6'3" adolescent son with severe autism is swinging at me 100 times a day now & he's perseverating on violence. Watching the clock roll over & certain numbers mean he swings. In the car the other day, on every minute change, he swung at me. It was a 45-minute drive ...

I bought two different kinds; one was the 5mg CBD/1 mg THC. Because he's not able to tell me how he feels; I dosed myself the same, to get an idea. I felt tired & my eyes got glassy. That's it. No reduction in the amount of violence from him, whatsoever.

The other one was 0 CBD/10 mg THC. I cut it in half (so, 5mg). I did not get tired or glassy-eyed but felt relaxed. I noticed a moderate reduction in violence from him.

Tomorrow I am going to try giving him the full 10mg. I need to keep him & others safe. I don't care what anyone says, this is WAY safer than Pharmas props & pills.

Tip: If you go; don't tell them you are buying 'for a friend' or for someone with a disability. That's considered an 'illegal transfer' & they won't sell to you.

I was surprised to note that the clientele there was about 60% retirees & the rest, younger people. Many older couples as well. They are friendly & accommodating.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:02 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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INow LSD? THAT I miss... But I need a whole weekend to deal with tripping and who has that kind of time, with a guarantee of no responsibilities whatsoever? Not me. If I could wave a magic wand where hallucinogens like that are concerned, I wish we had places where you could check in and get locked in for the duration of the effects so you were not out in the world where you could endanger yourself or others. Controlled environment designed to keep people calm and happy. Acid resorts. It would only be illegal (in my fantasy world) to be out of such places under the influence of it.
LOL; a Good Trip Resort! When I was a kid that was Gold Camp Road & 5 day long parties that the sheriff's dept would eventually get around to running us out of.

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Those two drugs are the only things I've ever tried. I've never even been drunk before. I'm ok with that though. I hear good things about shrooms, but the idea of eating fungus freaks me out.
They taste like dirty socks smell. After that; much better than LSD. 'A friend' told me this of course.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:06 PM
 
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A few years back, a friend who was a regular smoker passed a joint around to another friend and myself. I got a really weird feeling, much more intense than I remembered.
That's the thing with MJ that is acquired and shared by someone else -- you don't know what all might be in it or what it's comprised of if that person doesn't know or obtained it from some other person.

The truth is THC is not pleasant for everyone. There are people who are especially sensitive to it (blame brain chemistry) and there are certain people who have brain chemistries in which THC exacerbates a mental illness. For some reason longtime regular mj imbibers get frustrated or angry and feel like they're being judged when someone else doesn't have a good experience on their drug of choice. I don't know why that is. Are they paranoid?

If I take an aspirin and someone else says "I can't tolerate aspirin," no problem and no big deal. I don't try and talk another person into consuming whatever thing they don't want. But look at an mj consumer (several examples on this forum) and they will sometimes cajole, lecture, explain how wrong someone is for not enjoying a drug they themselves love, tell them how to do it next time (dude, there *is* no next time, seriously, get over it).

You'd think a regular mj user would realize, "hey, more for me then" but they don't. There must be blame assessed in you (or me, or someone else) having a negative mj experience, even if it was decades ago.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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[quote=Vision67;55978342]I live in Colorado, a state that has legalized both medical and recreational marijuana.

I'm curious but I haven't tried it. Have you? How was your experience?


It is legal for recreational use in Alaska as well.

Like you I was very curious and patiently .. actually eagerly waited until I was retired and not subjected to random drug testing.

I gave it a try in several forms (smoking, dry vaping and edible) and at medium to very low and I guess even "micro" doses both indica and sativa

I'm 59 so I guess I metabolize a bit slower and it takes a bit longer to feel any effect. Onset 15-20 minutes for smoking and vaping and an hour or more for edibles.
for me at a "low" dose I find the effect annoying, at a little bit higher dose, VERY annoying to disturbing. I try to relax and go with it but really just put up with it until the effects subside.
Effects on me: flights of thought, paranoia, alteration a bit in time perception, restless, lightheadedness, no euphoria


in perspective:
1 - 3 drinks gives me a mild buzz which I enjoy
from multiple Ortho surgeries: 2-3 pills like Percocet or Vicodan also gives a good buzz and euphoric effect
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:36 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I am one who experienced paranoia/anxiety in the past, but have found that with a moderate dose of the right kinds of strains (indicas or indica-leaning hybrids), this is not a problem. But everyone is different, and there are people who don't like the effect, can't tolerate it and shouldn't use it.

Anyone who is using it for the first time - or after a long break - has no tolerance to the effects of THC and should only consume it in very small amounts (1-5 mg. THC) to avoid having a bad experience. Tolerance builds over time. I have found that after three years of using cannabis daily, I really don't get that high any more and even with larger doses can still function pretty well under the influence. It feels like taking a Valium. That's why recreational useres who enjoy the high recommend taking occasional "tolerance breaks," discontinuing use altogether for a few weeks to reset their tolerance to newbie levels.

Everyone's different, though, and even though cannabis has improved my quality of life, I would never twist anyone's arm or try to coerce them into using it. Consumed intelligently and in moderation, cannabis can be a godsend, but it's definitely not for everybody, and it needs to be treated seriously and with the same respect as any other medication.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:34 AM
 
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Legal here in 4 months, I am going to try the edibles for back pain and sleep.
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:45 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Legal here in 4 months, I am going to try the edibles for back pain and sleep.
I hope that you find it helpful. I am fortunate not to have any pain, but I think cannabis works really well as a sleep aid. I take an edible about two hours before I want to go to sleep.
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Old 08-25-2019, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Upper Left Hand Corner
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Not since I was 19, when it was leaves, stems and seeds. Its legal here in WA now too, but it just seems so 1970s.
Before prohibition in the USA it was completely legal forever. Things are just slowly returning to the way it used to be. As it should be. It predates the 70's by thousands of years.
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Upper Left Hand Corner
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Its laced now with crank or meth or whatever. So you'll be a good customer. In LA this was everywhere
You won't have that problem if you don't buy it on the street. Buy it from legal, and licensed stores. They have very good product, and can help their customers choose the right kind for them. Not the junk you mentioned. I stick pretty much with sativas, and enjoy it very much. I am a lightweight, and only smoke a toke, or two every several hours. It works for me, and helps my chronic pain from aging. To the ones who smoked it before, and felt too out of it. Just smoke one toke. It's very easy to moderate.
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:25 PM
 
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I am glad to see so many people having problems with it. I had never used Marijuana until recently when my sister tried it and raved about it. So I tried it (medical) and immediately was struck with intense anxiety and shakiness. Dizziness and all kinds of unpleasant sensations. I kept trying it for a month in various and sundry applications and it was just utterly useless. The only thing it made me feel was bad.

I plan on giving it one more shot before the medical license runs out but I am glad to see that for some people it isn't this great thing.
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