Your brain on weed. It ain’t just the THC, there is an “entourage” effect with all its ingredients.
When Mechoulam’s team identified the first known endogenous cannabinoid, a chemical actually made by the brain itself, he named it “anandamide.” In the Sanskrit language, ananda means “supreme bliss,” which gives us some insight into what Mechoulam thinks of cannabinoids overall.
Plenty of buzz out there about marijuana. We’re still far from it being “conformed” into legitimate commerce but we’re on our way. The ugly truth is some are going to misuse it, like all the fun stuff, and that isn’t reason enough to deny the majority of regular users a substance equivalent to alcohol in terms of being an intoxicant with measurable impact on the body. The medical argument is persuasive but that’s not what we’re aiming for… not in Colorado. Not in Washington State. Let the true value of the plant establish itself in our free society.
The medical facts are astounding, it’s an important reason to create distribution channels, but there remains the “blissful feeling” of getting high.
Marijuana can be a natural remedy for anxiety and sadness for some people which is no more sinister than diabetics needing insulin, a bit of a biochemical boost on the order of a supplement. The test is the rest of your time. If things are going to hell in a hand basket then maybe pot is clouding your vision. If the job is OK and the housing is pleasing and amenities are available then hitting the bong before bed can be clarifying. Like a glass of fine wine. Grapes v. Leaves.
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered. [Extra points if you can identify the reference.] Pot is supposed to unsettle you, why else bother? A shot and a beer back is a known mood-changer. Same so the allure of any intoxicant: remove the safety.
A few rules: Don’t operate complex equipment. Keep away from children. Don’t prove yourself unworthy.
Excerpt from Stoner’s Bone of Contention available in print and Kindle formats.
I don’t need a lot of laws to control my behavior: don’t drive stupid, don’t act stupid, and don’t perpetuate stupid. I don’t need laws against variations of drunk driving, distracted driving, reckless driving… it’s all stupid driving. The stupider the infraction, the more distressing the payback assigned. Drug laws are no different, too much detail in the no-no-no. If we apply the Stupid Standard, then the drug isn’t illegal, the Stupid is.
“You gotta change the bong water, man.”
“It’s not just the water, the whole pipe’s gunked up.”
“You got any others?”
“… I actually do.”
“So, … are you going to go get one?”
“I’ll have to put water in it first.”
“No, first you have to go get the pipe.”
“Then I put the water in.”
“That’s right. Then give it to me because I don’t think you need any more smoke.”
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