Why smoke Pot?

@DJ9020 (1596)
United States
August 15, 2007 10:12pm CST
Why do people smoke pot? It is worth the feeling you get to risk going to jail? There is someone in my life who has recently started and I am having trouble understanding why.
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@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
Hi there.. It is really difficult or even hard to know someone who smokes pot and gets addicted to it. In my case, I have tried to smoke pot. But that was just once. My reasons why I tried to smoke pot: 1. Out of curiosity - I wanted to try it, taste it, blow it. I mean, because I have friends/peers who used it.. I thought to myself, why shouldn't i try one? 2. Problem solver - When you are really in a state of depression, or you happen to have problems particularly with your family, relationship problems,etc.. and you feel that you need to break free from all of it, you tend to think that doing such things like smoking,drinking or smoking pot will help you solve all your troubles, but wrong! it won't. It will even add more damage not just mentally, but psychologically and even physically. 3. Sensation - When smoking pot, there's some kind of relief. A feeling of like your so light. It's hard to explain but it feels good.. But in return, causes a lot of damage. Headache is I think the first effect after smoking pot. Anyway, you can't really understand fully the reason why someone in your life is doing that. But as of my experience, I tried it once but never tried it again. It's really a choice. If that someone will do it over and over again, it will definitely lead him to addiction or something. You have to do something about it... Make him think right. Best of luck to you! Hope this helps since this is my first post. I want it to be good. Have a nice day to all!
@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
16 Aug 07
Thanks for your insightful comments. I just don't see what good it does to try to hide from problems. They will always be there, and if you add pot smoking into the mix, it will just make them worse. Why can't people see that?
• United States
25 Dec 07
everyone has there own reason for smokeing. Me personaly I have FMS( a type of cronic pain) so smokeing gives me a relife from pain. But I know some people just smoke to feel cool or that they like the way it makes them feel. Maybe the person in your life is in some type of physical pain so thats why they do it. Or I have a friend who smokes because it helps her have an appitite because if she dosn't smoke she wont eat anything. It just all depends on the person.
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I do know that they're are legitimate medical reasons for smoking pot. That's not what I mean. What I'm referring to is recreational use that can lead to jail time, loss of family, job, etc.
• United States
30 Dec 07
ya well even for recreational uses I know people who smoke pot just for the hell of it and they go on to lead a completely normal life. So far none of my friend who smoke pot have lost family,gotten into trouble or lost a job due to it. But it also depends on the person.
@Ramsakha (205)
• India
25 Sep 07
I have also wondered why people smoke pot. It is harmful to both physical and mental health. It is against the law. I think it is because of bad company they keep.
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
26 Sep 07
I do think you're right. I don't think I've ever heard of any who hangs around with people who don't smoke pot who suddenly one day decides to start smoking!