Cannabis does help paint a brighter picture on any activity that you are doing. Smoke enough weed, and cleaning the dishes becomes a joyful thing. Many people work out on weed, others do creative things. Most people who smoke weed don’t “just smoke weed”. Those are things that teenagers do. Adults on the other hand use cannabis as an enhancement to whatever they might be doing.
This might be something that non-smokers don’t do. They don’t have the “pre-workout toke” to get them in the right mindset or the “let’s do some creative stuff bong” to get the juices flowing. Of course, everything I’m saying here is mere conjecture. But as an avid smoker for more than twenty years I can talk out of experience. When I had to do things I didn’t want to do, a few tokes from a pipe could lift my spirits and let me trudge on through the muck.
Now, as I mentioned earlier, you won’t find happiness in weed, but you will find that it helps you to pursue the things that make you happy. If you smoke weed to fill the void, you may find yourself chasing empty highs posing as significance. Weed Reduces Stress and Anxiety The most obvious explanation for why habitual cannabis users have a higher perception of quality of life than non-cannabis smokers is because cannabis has anti-stress and anti-anxiety properties. Not to mention the euphoria of THC, but the mere fact that there is a reduction in terms of stress and anxiety would have an overall effect on the perception of quality of life.
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Habitual smokers also tend to have a routine in consumption. They know their body, they know when they want to smoke cannabis and how much. People actually begin to smoke less cannabis overtime rather than more. I know of many heavy cannabis users in their youth that now only occasionally smoke up at the end of a hard day of work or even a week.
When you get older, you begin to prioritize life differently and sometimes cannabis slips way in the back of “important shit to do”. However, having that sweet golden toke when your back is in knots due to a stressful week can definitely melt away some anxiety and pain.
In fact, I would argue that existential anxiety is probably one of the major reasons why people smoke weed in the first place. Life can be hard sometimes and we are frequently faced with challenges – a little bit of weed just takes the edge off the hard times, allowing you to focus on what’s important as you push on through.
This article originally appeared on Cannabis.net and has been reposted with permission.
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