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News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby GodsDaughter1 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:19 am

News: I Quit Marijuana!

Yup, I did it, no more marijuana for me. I feel good for it, I can think clearly. I mentally prepared myself about a month ahead of time by saying I'm going to quit, then, I did. I became seriously ill with a nasty flu which took away the desire to smoke the stuff that's how I quit.

I'm proud of myself for achieving this feat, I never thought I would ever be able to quit, but, I've proved to myself I could. I think the flu changed my chemistry around, I was so sick I thought I was going to die. I can't seem to drink coffee anymore either, and coffee is something I drink several times a day. This flu knocked me to the ground. Has anyone ever heard of the flu changing one's chemistry?

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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby Cahoot » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:56 am

I think it’s good that you quit smoking the weed in the sense that it is something you wanted to do, and you were able to follow through with the renunciation of that particular attachment. In spiritual terms, letting go of any attachment is beneficial in the sense that it leads to letting go of all attachment.

However in spiritual terms, outside of it being an attachment, whether or not you smoke pot is also irrelevant.

Should you be interested, Mindfulness In Plain English gives a more detailed reasoning.

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“Mindfulness, and only mindfulness, produces Enlightenment.”
- Henepola Gunaratana
Mindfulness In Plain English

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“One of the most difficult things to learn is that mindfulness is not dependent on any
emotional or mental state. We have certain images of meditation. Meditation is
something done in quiet caves by tranquil people who move slowly. Those are training
conditions. They are set up to foster concentration and to learn the skill of mindfulness.
Once you have learned that skill, however, you can dispense with the training restrictions,
and you should. You don't need to move at a snail's pace to be mindful. You don't even
need to be calm. You can be mindful while solving problems in intensive calculus. You
can be mindful in the middle of a football scrimmage. You can even be mindful in the
midst of a raging fury. Mental and physical activities are no bar to mindfulness. If you
find your mind extremely active, then simply observe the nature and degree of that
activity. It is just a part of the passing show within.”
- Henepola Gunaratana
Mindfulness In Plain English
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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby cousinbasil » Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:50 am

GD1 wrote:Has anyone ever heard of the flu changing one's chemistry?
Certainly not as much as pot does.

What probably happened is that your defenses were down, your body was busy combating the disease which requires a good deal of extra metabolic energy - it had little to spare to devote to detoxifying from self-inflicted poisons (which it sees THC as, as well as all the particulate pollutants that inhaling smoke brings into one's body.) Getting sober stresses an otherwise healthy organism. Getting stoned probably seems less appealing to a sick person for this very reason alone.
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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby GodsDaughter1 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:33 am

I feel better already since abstaining.

Marijuana depletes the body of vitamin C, so it's vitally important to replenish the body abundantly with it, so I drink a bottle of orange juice a few times a day.

My thinking is clearer, I can focus on things because my attention span is better. I listen to my friends speak now whereas before I couldn't tolerate listening to them. My friends notice I'm able to stay focused now. I'm so happy with my decision to quit, as I've been smoking half my life more daily than not. I feel myself getting healthier, I see better, everything is clearer for me. Before, I couldn't wait to get my next toke. I lived to smoke pot, essentially I was merely existing, now my life is about to change for the good, every aspect of it!

If I can do it, anyone can, but, you have to want to! My case was different, it took me getting sick with a nasty flu that did it for me. I can actually feel my body and mind healing.

Thanks for your input guys.

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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby Blair » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:54 am

GodsDaughter1 wrote: I can actually feel my body and mind healing.


It's just a pleasant illusion. You've still got big holes in your brain that will never heal.
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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby GodsDaughter1 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:18 pm

Blair wrote:
GodsDaughter1 wrote: I can actually feel my body and mind healing.


It's just a pleasant illusion. You've still got big holes in your brain that will never heal.


GodsDaughter says: That's bullshit Blair, I don't have any holes in my brain, I'd be seriously fucked up if I did. Losers who use Crystal
Meth develop holes in the brain, marijuana does not cause holes in the brain. You should know better than that Blair, but, perhaps you don't considering you're not much older than a child.
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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby cousinbasil » Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:08 pm

GD1 wrote:Marijuana depletes the body of vitamin C, so it's vitally important to replenish the body abundantly with it, so I drink a bottle of orange juice a few times a day.

That's not well-thought-out.

Orange juice is a poison, albeit a relatively harmless one when compared to the other crap that people foist on their bodies. The vitamin C in OJ cannot be utilized by your body, because the co-enzymes of the orange have been stripped away. What OJ does is dose your body with fructose. That is a chronic toxin. It is like a beer without the buzz. Fructose can only be metabolized in the liver - the Coke Generation is cirrhosis waiting to happen.

Here's what to do, though. Split an orange into its little segments. Eat one segment every time you drink an OJ. Without the orange segment, your body uses almost none of the vitamin C in the OJ. By eating just one segment, you have the co-enzymes present when you drink the OJ. A co-enzyme - like any enzyme - is a catalyst. The presence of the catalyst makes the chemical process which requires one possible. The neat thing is that the catalyst comes out on the other side of the chemical equation intact. It is neither bound up in any compound, nor is it used up in any way. It is ready to act as a catalyst again.

Meaning, a little enzyme goes a long, long way. Unless you want OJ to be merely a poison by dosing you with fructose you do not need, eat a little orange slice with every glass of OJ. You will still be dosing yourself with fructose, but you will be replenishing your body's vitamin C.
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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby GodsDaughter1 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:35 pm

cousinbasil wrote:
GD1 wrote:Marijuana depletes the body of vitamin C, so it's vitally important to replenish the body abundantly with it, so I drink a bottle of orange juice a few times a day.

That's not well-thought-out.

Orange juice is a poison, albeit a relatively harmless one when compared to the other crap that people foist on their bodies. The vitamin C in OJ cannot be utilized by your body, because the co-enzymes of the orange have been stripped away. What OJ does is dose your body with fructose. That is a chronic toxin. It is like a beer without the buzz. Fructose can only be metabolized in the liver - the Coke Generation is cirrhosis waiting to happen.

Here's what to do, though. Split an orange into its little segments. Eat one segment every time you drink an OJ. Without the orange segment, your body uses almost none of the vitamin C in the OJ. By eating just one segment, you have the co-enzymes present when you drink the OJ. A co-enzyme - like any enzyme - is a catalyst. The presence of the catalyst makes the chemical process which requires one possible. The neat thing is that the catalyst comes out on the other side of the chemical equation intact. It is neither bound up in any compound, nor is it used up in any way. It is ready to act as a catalyst again.

Meaning, a little enzyme goes a long, long way. Unless you want OJ to be merely a poison by dosing you with fructose you do not need, eat a little orange slice with every glass of OJ. You will still be dosing yourself with fructose, but you will be replenishing your body's vitamin C.


GodsDaughter says: Probably everything we eat is poison considering the insecticides sprayed on vegetables and fruit. But, I've never heard of OJ as being one, that's interesting. I will take your word for it and eat a segment of orange with my OJ. Thanks for the info.!
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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby 1456200423 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:54 pm

cousinbasil wrote:Orange juice is a poison, albeit a relatively harmless one when compared to the other crap that people foist on their bodies. The vitamin C in OJ cannot be utilized by your body, because the co-enzymes of the orange have been stripped away. What OJ does is dose your body with fructose. That is a chronic toxin. It is like a beer without the buzz. Fructose can only be metabolized in the liver

Here's what to do, though. Split an orange into its little segments. Eat one segment every time you drink an OJ. Without the orange segment, your body uses almost none of the vitamin C in the OJ. By eating just one segment, you have the co-enzymes present when you drink the OJ. A co-enzyme - like any enzyme - is a catalyst. The presence of the catalyst makes the chemical process which requires one possible. The neat thing is that the catalyst comes out on the other side of the chemical equation intact. It is neither bound up in any compound, nor is it used up in any way. It is ready to act as a catalyst again.

Meaning, a little enzyme goes a long, long way. Unless you want OJ to be merely a poison by dosing you with fructose you do not need, eat a little orange slice with every glass of OJ. You will still be dosing yourself with fructose, but you will be replenishing your body's vitamin C.


Do you have any refference of this? Where is this info from?

BTW @ OP. Pot is non-addictive. It's the tabacco, that is addictive.
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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby cousinbasil » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:06 am

1456200423 wrote:Do you have any refference of this? Where is this info from?

BTW @ OP. Pot is non-addictive. It's the tabacco, that is addictive.
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You are correct, sir. THC is not addictive. Also, it is low on the toxicity scale. The ratio of lethal dose: average dose is like 10,000 to 1. Contrast that with water, where the ratio is 100 to 1.

But it is a foreign substance which most people smoke. So the smoker is dosing the lungs with sticky, particulate by-products of plant combustion, just like with ciggies. If Donna is more than a casual smoker, it makes no difference if the chemical is addictive or not, she has been a chronic user.

The rest about the enzymes is or should be common knowledge - I did study biology in high school and at uni.
Here is a real eye-opener about fructose. It's long and quite technical in parts, but stick with it. It's solid science with far-reaching effects.
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Postby GodsDaughter1 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:45 am

Since marijuana is non-addictive, why did the stuff inhibit me?

I''m getting things done now that otherwise wouldn't have gotten done--(suggestive reasoning) I''m thinking the stuff entertained my brain to the point of laziness, like cause and effect, but, if it's non-addictive, there wouldn't be any cause and effect. I smoked it, and there was no effect because it is non-addictive.

Hmmm, I'm happy with my decision, no regrets only determination!

I seriously neglected myself in more ways than one.

I am on my way from misery to happiness (song) happiness in that I conquered a detriment to my person.
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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby 1456200423 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:21 pm

cousinbasil wrote:Here is a real eye-opener about fructose. It's long and quite technical in parts, but stick with it. It's solid science with far-reaching effects.


Thanks. Looks interesting.
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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby cousinbasil » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:33 pm

GD1 wrote:Since marijuana is non-addictive, why did the stuff inhibit me?

I''m getting things done now that otherwise wouldn't have gotten done--(suggestive reasoning) I''m thinking the stuff entertained my brain to the point of laziness, like cause and effect, but, if it's non-addictive, there wouldn't be any cause and effect. I smoked it, and there was no effect because it is non-addictive.

Not sure what you're saying here. Pot is non-addictive. That doesn't mean it doesn't have any effects, be they inhibitive, uninhibiting, or whatever. LSD clearly has effects, but it is non-narcotic and certainly nonaddictive.

I don't think you have personally gone through physical addiction, so you are hazy about what it means experientially. Put it this way, if marijuana were physically addictive, you'd still be using it. All these positive, glowing things you are relating about stopping would be gone, replaced with traumatic pain and discomfort which you would not want to write about. The discomfort would be short-lived, because you would soon succumb and use again. It would take many failed attempts a quitting before a successful effort took hold.
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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby GodsDaughter1 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:38 am

cousinbasil wrote:
GD1 wrote:Since marijuana is non-addictive, why did the stuff inhibit me?

I''m getting things done now that otherwise wouldn't have gotten done--(suggestive reasoning) I''m thinking the stuff entertained my brain to the point of laziness, like cause and effect, but, if it's non-addictive, there wouldn't be any cause and effect. I smoked it, and there was no effect because it is non-addictive.

Not sure what you're saying here. Pot is non-addictive. That doesn't mean it doesn't have any effects, be they inhibitive, uninhibiting, or whatever. LSD clearly has effects, but it is non-narcotic and certainly nonaddictive.

I don't think you have personally gone through physical addiction, so you are hazy about what it means experientially. Put it this way, if marijuana were physically addictive, you'd still be using it. All these positive, glowing things you are relating about stopping would be gone, replaced with traumatic pain and discomfort which you would not want to write about. The discomfort would be short-lived, because you would soon succumb and use again. It would take many failed attempts a quitting before a successful effort took hold.



GodsDaughter says: Yes, you're right cousinbasil, that makes sense. But, since I've quit I am dreaming again at night, I haven't had a dream in years until I quit.
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Postby cousinbasil » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:05 am

You didn't need to dream at night - you were dreaming during the day. ;-) <-- I broke down and used an emoticon. I have become feminized.
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Postby GodsDaughter1 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:51 am

Not anymore!

I was an egghead but no more, nor will I ever be again!

I plan on getting healthy-minded, God how I'm glad I took the initiative to quit, already others are talking about giving it up too! I''m working on giving up the coffee also!
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Postby Elizabeth Isabelle » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:44 am

Blair wrote:Your Brain on drugs...

http://i34.tinypic.com/24vllsm.jpg


Here is a more accurate picture.
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Postby Unidian » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:03 am

Now, the next question is, has David Quinn quit smoking the left-handed luckies, or is he still hanging out with Dad and rolling up blunts? Not judging, just curious why an enlightened Buddha would be getting baked.
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Postby GodsDaughter1 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:49 am

Unidian wrote:Now, the next question is, has David Quinn quit smoking the left-handed luckies, or is he still hanging out with Dad and rolling up blunts? Not judging, just curious why an enlightened Buddha would be getting baked.


GodsDaughter says: Did you actually see David smoke, or might this be gossip? People are only human, no matter what lable they have. Just to live in today's difficult society is enough to drive anyone to smoke to escape the attrocities. This world is insane, it takes the influence of alcohol or drugs just to cope. If he smokes that's his business no one elses, it's his life to do whatever he chooses, and if he chooses to smoke, who the hell is anyone to boo at him. It's those who hide behind closed doors so afraid of offending those who don't smoke, those who don't smoke are the biggest gossipers. I didn't give a rat's arse who knew I smoked, I don't care what anyone thinks about what I do with my life, and I certainly won't listen to gossip mongers. Maybe Queen Elizabeth herself smokes behind closed doors, of course she has to care what people think of her, which is reason enough to hide, but hiding is not living one's life, that's not freedom, it's slavery! Why do people hide the fact they smoke, it's because they don't want others to judge them, but, those who judge people are people to avoid, for they are not worth your company!
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Postby David Quinn » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:19 pm

Unidian wrote:Now, the next question is, has David Quinn quit smoking the left-handed luckies, or is he still hanging out with Dad and rolling up blunts? Not judging, just curious why an enlightened Buddha would be getting baked.

No, I've moved on from that. I last had some around the beginning of the year. It was fun to do every now and then, but I've lost interest in it.

I'm not at my Dad's anymore either. Strange how things change....

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Postby Unidian » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:36 pm

I see. Just going by the 'latest' information I was provided.

Apparently hemp has healing properties - maybe it was good for you.
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Postby David Quinn » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:37 am

Perhaps the most interesting thing I experienced from pot-consciousness was "female nirvana" (to coin a term).

That is, the clarity of mind that focuses directly on whatever is happening in the present moment, leading to feelings of being perfectly at one with the minds of one's companions, all the while never being certain that such feelings were trustworthy or not.

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Re: News: I Quit Marijuana!

Postby Diebert van Rhijn » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:38 am

cousinbasil wrote: Pot is non-addictive. That doesn't mean it doesn't have any effects, be they inhibitive, uninhibiting, or whatever. LSD clearly has effects, but it is non-narcotic and certainly nonaddictive.


This is not the whole story. While technically true it's certainly not based on experience with long-term heavy users and as such slightly misleading. It's these very effects which can create a mild to strong dependency on pot. Especially with people already suffering from clinical depression or schizophrenia it can become certainly problematic. There's enough research out there indicating this in detail. But I've seen the combination too many times myself. It's all too obvious how pot and other substances in certain circumstances could become problematic and a tough habit to break, no matter the chemical aspects of it.

Sadly enough ending the pot dependency in itself will not solve any troubles an invidivual might be in but at least one can start to face them with more sense attached now.
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Postby Blair » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:41 pm

Unidian wrote:I see. Just going by the 'latest' information I was provided.


Hey at least he's not Married.
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