UNCLE G on CHRONIC BEHAVIOR
Topic: Chronic Behavior
I was reading a news story somewhere on the Web recently that concluded smoking pot more than two or three times a week made you a ‘chronic’ smoker. This was not a good thing, as defined by the author. Indicated that one was having a problem.
Chronic is defined mostly as very bad or serious behavior. Another meaning; habitual. Again, not anything with a positive description. “Your Honor, Mr. Smith also habitually masturbates.”. If I was Mr. Smith, I’d either be sinking in my chair, or sitting straight up with a big smile on my face.
This leads me to start thinking about my own marijuana use. After almost a twenty year break, I picked up using marijuana again while going thru a medical crisis. Was in the middle of a treatment for Hepatitis C. Look in the archives of Uncle G’s Corner, and I’ll tell you all about it. To make a long story short, I finished treatment. Was blessed when six months later my Doctor(s) told me that all that suffering was worth it. I achieved Sustained Virologic Response (SVR) status.
I continued to smoke grass. For recreational purposes mostly. I’m one of those who think pot can make certain experiences better. Sometimes it can. I remember maybe a year or so back. Auntie S and I was watching one of those satire comedy movies. Poking fun at whatever popular movies that were big at the box office, a year or so back. Still fresh on people’s minds. Shit was not funny. We were about a half hour into it when I broke out the weed. Loaded a small bowl, lit, and the both of us passed it back and forth. When finished, we resumed watching what we concluded to be a snore fest. The same flick AFTER smoking was all the sudden the funniest movie we’ve seen together, in ages (we been together since ’93). Laughed our collective asses off. Tell me it wasn’t the weed. Nothing wrong with this activity, by the way. My personal opinion. Smoking pot where I am is illegal. We harmed no one. Had good quality husband / wife time in the process. Just pointing that out.
Back in the year 1992, I was involved in a car accident. An old man dying of cancer and diagnosed with Alzheimer’s literately drove his car right into mine. Was at a complete stop and then; BANG !!! I was sitting in a 1981 Olds Cutlass. Hit me so hard the headlights of the vehicle I was in all became unplugged. They say (the Police) that he was going at least 25 to 30 miles an hour at full impact. Could have killed me. My tail bone was injured. Talk about having a pain in the ass (insert rimshot). Took about a year to get so I could walk without much limitations. Had to quit the job I had of being a pesky ACLU Union Organizer. A story I’ll perhaps tell in a future addition to Uncle G’s Corner.
So what’s wrong with smoking weed everyday? Cannabis, thank God, isn’t something one needs to control. It’s up to the individual user as to what their bounds and limitations should be. Should it not be a mask for a serious and even perhaps undiagnosed mental problem, I really don’t see a reason as to why not make it a daily activity. Are their side effects? Less then the pill I’m taking for chronic pain on an everyday basic. That one could cause serious liver problems down the road. With pot, I might over eat. This could cause me to buy bigger jeans. As a matter of fact, I just did. It seems Uncle G’s ass is getting fatter. My love for Pringles? I also have a sweet tooth. When bored the big question is; what next can I stuff down my mouth.
Remember when I said pot can make things better? I just had a Yoo-Hoo. In a glass 15.5 oz bottle. Chilled. I said hello to Mr Beaker (my newest bong), and then opened that cold bottle. Wow !!! That’s all I can say. One of life’s true simple pleasures. A hit of weed, and a totally artificial chocolate beverage. Imagine that. Such a simple pleasure. So good !!
Give me a human being who seems to be able to deal with life, to know their surroundings, to be able to know bullshit when they see it…and I’ll give you a good candidate for being a pot smoker. With one personality, and not eighteen different ones. I believe pot is a natural resource for us adult humans to use, whenever we want. Like water, it should be INEXPENSIVE. Even the good stuff. It’s a fucking weed for Christ’s sakes. I could grow the shit in my bathroom. A karma thing. Make your dealings when associated with the magical weed, the same as how you’d like to be treated yourself. Don’t be ripping off people, and of those especially who call it their medicine. The pot community as a whole is good, but there are snakes around. Thank one’s higher power that statistically being stupid isn’t a trait shared among those in and around the Cannabis World.
Why would a collected group of otherwise intelligent people, still in the year 2012, say that marijuana (their word for it 75 years ago when they made it illegal) is as dangerous for you as HEROIN, when it’s not…and everyone knows it? It’s like busting a female for showing her bare breasts. Haven’t we matured enough as a society to say; who cares? Let the chicks tits hang out, and while we’re at it, have her smoke a HUGE doobie. Right there out in public. On a beach. Without sunscreen. Watching the waves roll in and then the water retract, and go back out to sea. While the sun is setting. Far worse things to be all freaked out about, don’t you think?
Continue to protect the boobies and while at it, help protect and promote our rights to smoke Pot. Whenever we want. Should be a damn given anyway. Our President knows this. The Commander in Chief DOES have a history with cannabis. Hopefully Mr. Obama will correct the problem we face today;Cannabis Prohibition. Mr. President, Legalize / Decriminalize Marijuana — any time now. We’re waiting.
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