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Unhappy I can see the difference in myself since I started smoking Marijuana.... - January 6th 2009, 08:50 PM

I started smoking marijuana Summer of 2007 and before that I was an all A student in school and I used to beable to think ALOT about everything. Besides other changes in myself, I noticed the change that has impacted me the most since I started smoking was the slowing of my brain and my thoughts, it's hard for me to think deep into even the simplest of things now. I want to know if anyone else has changed when they started smoking, even if they quit.
And my main question is, is it possible to come back from smoking? I mean, since I'm quitting marijuana, is it possible, in time, that my brain will beable to start 'working fast' like it used to ever again?
I'm so worried about this.
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January 6th 2009, 10:16 PM

Stop smoking pot and this problem you are having should totally clear up.


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January 6th 2009, 10:23 PM

The marijuana has a main ingredient of THC, and to make the story sweet and short, it can depress the CNS (Central Nervous System, which is brain and spinal cord). You will be able to function perfectly once the drug is out of your system as the effects will only continue when the drug molecules can bind to the drug receptors in the brain. Also, out of all the drugs, marijuana I don't think causes any long-term effects even if you quit smoking. You may however, experience some withdrawl symptoms but just let those pass and you'll be able to function just as you were before.
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January 7th 2009, 01:20 AM

You should be fine. I smoked marijuana for around 2 years and once you quit smoking for a few days you become your old self again. I find nothing wrong with marijuana myself. But also there have been NO studies that link marijuana to long term brain damage. Hope I helped.

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Re: I can see the difference in myself since I started smoking Marijuana.... - January 8th 2009, 09:05 AM

you'll be fine. Stop smoking and within a few days, at most a few weeks, you'll be back to your normal self.
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Re: I can see the difference in myself since I started smoking Marijuana.... - January 8th 2009, 10:37 PM

Ganja is such a safe drug, I don't think you will have any long term issues.
To be honest, I consider myself a very deep thinker and I do not see a difference in my thinking when I have been using it.
Anyways, good luck in the choices you make.
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Re: I can see the difference in myself since I started smoking Marijuana.... - January 8th 2009, 10:51 PM

Hey Brie,
It depends on how heavily you smoked and the quality, but it really should clear itself up if you quit.
Also, for future reference, the site mr_null posted is generally pretty good with facts, but is HEAVILY pro-drug. That's not to say its info is no good, but it's a good idea to get confirmation from other sources (a good idea for ANYthing you get from the internet, really), and if you read other articles from there, it's just good to be aware of their bias.

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Re: I can see the difference in myself since I started smoking Marijuana.... - January 9th 2009, 08:27 AM

If you do realize this change and you do not like it, you may want to stop immediately, regardless of how appealing it may be. Sure, Marijuana isn't a hardcore drug, but usage of it on a regular basis will make your brain slower(as you have said) and you will start to have a speech impairment, you'll basically be stuttering and/or slurr-ing your words and make you incoherent. Marijuana is also considered a starting drug, meaning that it may lead to other, more potent drugs.

For example; You may go at a party, you get high, then someone just happens to have cocaine, crack or some mushrooms with them. Most drug-users do not want to get high by themselves, so they will find someone to use their drugs with them. That person will find you, find out that you are high and start pestering you until you say yes. Now that you are already high on weed, you will have a lot less restraint than when you're sober.

So it's very possible for a weed smoker to accidently stumble upon a more potent drug, intake it, then get addicted to that as well. Take care should you choose to continue, because you may regret it.

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