RuffDraft wrote:Could you guys explain to me what the appeal of this stuff is? Even if I don't ever try it, I'd like to understand what it is you guys like about it and why you think it should be legalized.
I want it legalized because my people are being killed, abducted and raped because of it not being allowed to be sold and traded. Legalization would effectively remove any and all causes for the violence regarding the trade of the drug for various reasons i will not elaborate on because i'd have to think a lot how to word them in english and frankly it won't mean anything anyway. If only the government could stop being the USA's "yes man" for ONE second. If only.
Sorry to hear about your brother but frankly he's one of those cases that suffered bad companies. This is not entirely the drugs fault but how your brother was introduced to weed, who sold it to him, and who he smoked with. Anything in excess, or improper use, yields catastrophic results. If this recreational drug is not given a responsible, spiritual meaning, you'll only use it for the high and kicks, and that is wrong. If you don't know anything about the rastafari culture, i'd like you to read a bit about it because it explains why the use of weed is spiritual in nature and why it's important to people who share their beliefs. Usually when people hear the word "rasta" all they think about is "jamaicans with dreadlocks and funny colored hats".
As for the reason why people smoke it, everyone has their own reasons. I have a few of my own and they're melodramatic enough to annoy some of the bitches in thsi forum, but the main reason i smoke it, as cheesy as it sounds, it's because it gives me hope. I cannot say i'm a happy person, life has been pretty rough for me and all the other guys who live in this hell of a country, i'm a pesimist and suffer from emaciation and poverty as much as the next guy. Anyway there was a time i didn't feel hunger from the fear i felt (because of the situation of this country) and the misery i was going through. Up until a few months before smoking for the first time it got worse to the point i pondered suicide (i think fummo is one of the poor sods that saw me go through that stage). Once i smoked it for the first time, i was taught a few things that helped me keep going by the guys that introduced me to it (they were the ones who pulled me out). For some reason, weed numbed the part of my brain that worried, or at least that's how i felt.
People would probably bash me for using an external object as a medium of recovery instead of getting theraphy or something, these people probably don't know how expensive everything regarding medicine doctrines is around here. 10 grams of weed that last me for two to three months is 100 pesos. One session with the humblest of psychiatrists costs around 1000.
Marihuana is a good hunger stimulator (ever heard of "the munchies"?), after i started smoking i felt the need to eat again since from god knows how long. After a few weeks my cheeks weren't as hollow as they looked before (i don't have any pictures but i'd wish i had taken some to have as evidence), and after a couple of months i recovered completely (still thin, but no longer emaciated). I could get out of my artist's block because being high opens your mind to both creative thoughts and external suggestion (i.e. of the latter: person A says "why don't you try drawing with crayons?", you feel that you cannot draw, that is not easy, that crayons are expensive, that x y and z, the same scenario, but high, would turn all of those thoughts into "yeah why not", "i bet i can use them on this wall", "bootleg crayons are only 10 pesos", etc), weed helped me think positively, and i feel that overall i became a better person.
I'd keep going, but writing in english shortens what i was going to say. If i remember what i was gonna write i'll write it later.