I quit drinking five years ago after realizing I couldn’t take the physiological side effects any longer.
I looked sickly on a day to day basis, and constantly felt withdrawal symptoms whenever I was stuck waiting for another drink or to get somewhere where I could buy one.
When my wife asked to have an important conversation, she leveled with me about my downward spiral. Hearing it in her words snapped me out of the feedback loop in my mind and I had a fire burning inside to change and stop the substance abuse. After getting clean, I decided to try marijuana for the reasons I always self-medicated with alcohol. Even though cannabis is still an intoxicant, it’s completely incomparable to alcohol. The latter is a literal poison, killing brain cells and scarring your liver and digestive tract. It’s so addictive the withdrawal symptoms from severe long term use can literally kill you if you’re not careful. Even though marijuana still has a minimal addictive character, it was worth the risk. I’m happy I took the plunge and decided to give cannabis a shot. It eases my anxieties and quells my depressive thoughts like nothing else. Whenever I drank alcohol, I never felt like the drug was successfully calming my nerves like I thought it would. Cannabis is great as well because as a plant, it has so many different varieties in strain selection. I have stuck with indica strains from the cannabis dispensary because they’re the most sedating and pain relieving in my limited experience. I’m fascinated by strains that have purple buds in particular. I have been told it has to do with the temperature in which they were grown, while others have said it has to do with the strain’s genetics. Whatever the case may be, I love the look of purple cannabis.