- 5 Signs that You Should Smoke Less
- You can’t remember the last time you didn’t start your day with a wake n’ bake
- You NEED to smoke before….
- You find yourself dipping into your savings regularly to cop green
- You experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop smoking
- It’s gotten in the way of your life
Any cannabis consumer can tell you that smoking is, in fact, very fun. The occasional, or not so occasional, puff allows for enjoyment as well as relaxation. Smoking weed is beneficial to many people and is used in social and private settings but, let’s not forget, too much of a good thing can also have a downside.
This blog is meant to cover all things cannabis-related, we examine a variety of topics ranging from cannabis culture to our pick of must-try cannabis strains. Chances are, you yourself as a cannabis connoisseur and are fully aware of all of pot’s pros but what happens when the pros seem to dwindle and you’re left with more cons than expected? Well, that’s what we’re here to discuss…while simultaneously trying not to be a buzzkill.
5 Signs that You Should Smoke Less
Let me start off by saying that marijuana addiction is not only uncommon, it can only be diagnosed by a medical professional and is a term reserved for particularly severe cases. This article is by no intents and purposes meant to serve as a means for diagnosis. If you believe that you are suffering from an addiction please seek medical attention. Now, that leaves the rest of us average potheads. It’s time to discuss the reasons behind why it might be a good idea to put the bong or blunt down for a bit.
You can’t remember the last time you didn’t start your day with a wake n’ bake
Don’t get me wrong, everyone loves a good wake and bake now and again. The issue arises when it becomes a part of your daily routine. Unless you’re Snoop Dogg, chances are you have a ‘regular’ job, one that doesn’t include hanging out with celebrities and making millions of dollars. Therefore, it is advisable to be sober enough to write, drive, work, and do all those normal human activities we all have to do, now and again.
You NEED to smoke before….
Going to bed, being social, eating, or anything of the sort. The key here is, smoking as a requirement to do some sort of activity. I, myself, stand by the wondrous effects THC can have for treating a myriad of issues. Heck, even the UN acknowledges marijuana’s medicinal properties. However, that is not to say that weed is a panacea and or cure-all. If you find yourself needing to smoke in order to perform everyday and or mundane tasks, chances are taking a break and allowing your body to reach homeostasis is a good option, or at least one worth considering.
You find yourself dipping into your savings regularly to cop green
We’ve all been there, you’ve had a stressful week, money’s tight, and all you can think about is welcoming the weekend with a big fat joint. You know the feeling, I know the feeling, any stoner knows the feeling. The difference between that one time and the regularity of this action is, your ability to put things into perspective. If this is something that happens every month well, sorry to break it to you bud, pun intended, something’s got to change. Luckily, this is the easiest ‘issue’ to ‘fix’, we’ve got you covered.
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You experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop smoking
Days can turn into months and habits can form without us even noticing, especially during a pandemic. Life has done a 180 for us all and the ‘new normal’, isn’t really that normal. We’re living in stressful times where a little bit of TLC can go a long way, and for a lot of us, that involves lighting up. Between lockdown, fear of getting sick, social distancing, and so many other factors it’s important to keep perspective. If you find that you’re edgy and or irritable due to not smoking, make sure to take the time to reset. Do yourself a favor and check in with your mind, body, and soul. Remember to be kind and honest with yourself.
It’s gotten in the way of your life
Piggybacking off of the paragraph above, it’s safe to say that life has currently gotten in the way of life. What’s important is that you don’t get in your own way. Outcomes like breaking up with your significant other, missing important events or deadlines due to being high and or the preoccupation of getting high are examples of what I’m talking about. Isolated cases that are few and far between are of no concern, we’ve all suffered from The Daze. The important distinction and something to look out for is if it becomes a recurring theme. In that case, chill with the weed for a bit.
If you find yourself wanting to take time off from marijuana make sure to take up activities that make you happy. Exercising, cooking, working out, gardening, painting, listening to music, reading, are all fantastic ways to make use of your time. Be unafraid to be creative! You can go back to enjoying splendid herbal refreshments, responsibly, once you feel ready again.
Lastly, I’d like to point out that slowing down doesn’t mean stop. This article’s main purpose is to remind you that your health comes first and that sometimes a break is welcome. There’s no need to stress or judge yourself for how or how much you smoke, just remember to keep your finger on the pulse. That is all. Maybe we missed a few signs, maybe you have another way to tell if you’re smoking too much weed and keep yourself in check. We all have our own way of living, enjoying, and finding balance. Find the formula that’s right for you. Let the readers know what tips and tricks you use to make sure you’re not smoking ‘too’ much by writing in the comments section.