“If the words “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.” ~Terence McKenna
It was about two months ago when I tried marijuana for my neuropathy to see if it had an effect on the intense pain I was experiencing. The post was titled, Neuropathy Pain and Marijuana, and if you read it you would know it did help with the pain …very much so!
I have continued to smoke marijuana only in the evening when I know I am home for the night and only one hit. In other words, I inhale the same as I would from only one drag from a cigarette and that is very little. I don’t want you to think I’m smoking endlessly and getting stoned out of my gourd, no that is not happening.
Over the past two months I have noticed other things besides the drop in pain. I also have had much less anxiety, fewer bad moods and much fewer bouts of depression. and I noticed something else today that inspired me to sit down here to tell you all about it.
My creativity is something I missed the most and over the last two months it has been returning. It had been extremely difficult to get motivated to work on any art or other creative projects but lately it has become second nature and it’s a great feeling! Today it was effortless and my creative mind was working better than it has in many years!
Recharged Sex Drive
It also seems to have brought back a much missed sex drive that seems to have been squashed by an HIV drug called Atripla (some lucky ones experience the opposite). I have also seen this in my partner who experienced the same side effect and he’s recharged as well. [big grin]
I want to make this abundantly clear -I have absolutely NO urge whatsoever to return to hard core drugs like crystal meth! Having done both meth and marijuana, there is no comparison in any way shape or form except how the government classifies them which is absurd.
I firmly believe I took part in hard drugs due to depression and a total lack of self-esteem. Marijuana was and has never been a gateway drug for me.
Can it be misused? Of course it can – the same way people misuse alcohol, prescription drugs and everything else that exists in the world.
I’ll leave you with this awesome video…
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