Erowid - Honest Global Drug Information
We're an educational non-profit working to provide a balanced, honest look at
psychoactive drugs and drug use--to reduce harms, improve benefits, & support
reasonable policies. This work is made possible by $10, $50, & $100 donations.
I Needed to Take a Fucking Break
Citation:   Aaron. "I Needed to Take a Fucking Break: An Experience with Cannabis (exp32952)". Oct 11, 2018.

  repeated smoked Cannabis (plant material)
Last summer (I was 18) I graduated from highschool and it was time to have fun. I smoked pot for the first time. From about may of last summer, when I started, until about september of that same year I would fully trip every single time I smoke pot. Eventually I had increased my smoke rate about once a day and I noticed things began to change. No longer did I have the hysterical un-ending laughter that I use to have and love, no more did I have the beautiful open eye and closed eye visuals. My perception wasn't even being changed as radically as it use to. I literally feel burnt.

I love marijuana for the realms it opened for me. Now the gateways had become burnt and un accessible. I had this feeling of not being able to break through. It is terrible. After Christmas break I decided to MAKE myself take a break from it. Somewhere in january I stopped completely, I didn't even touch the stuff. When spring break finally rolled around in march I smoked again for the first time. I smoked one bowl of typical oklahoma dirt weed. It was wonderful, my tolerance was back down to where it was before I ever started, everything I experienced when I very first started was back again in full strength. The laughter, the visuals, the shear terror and paranoia (that I love even tho it is terrifying sometimes) perception was changed so radically I could literally not even move. Even loud music played clearly all around me like I hear when on mushrooms. It was crazy.

I am so happy to know if I burn myself out too badly I can always stop whenever I want to and its like doing it allover again. Weed is hard to stop myself from smoking, only because once I lose my beloved ability to experience tripping from it. It makes me think...well maybe this time I can try and prepare myself better and maybe listen to music or do something new this time while I'm high. I try to not listen to those thoughts. I'll just fry yourself more and more.

I am now a happier person having gained this knowledge, and I have even cured a stomach problem I had due to continual smoking. I had done something to my nerves somehow (I think from smoking) that made me continually feel like I had a bad case of (very painful) munchies. It would never stop, even when I was sober, and that was usually the only think I could think about while stoned was how badly my stomach hurt from munchies and how it made it hurt even more when I would eat. It literally hurt my stomach all day long everyday that would later result in a couple of hospital visits. After my break I never get painful munchies(if I get them at all) and my stomach feels fine when I'm sober as well. Just taking a week off even helps a little. I have my ability back now and life is good.

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 32952
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 18
Published: Oct 11, 2018Views: 1,726
[ View PDF (to print) ] [ View LaTeX (for geeks) ] [ Swap Dark/Light ]
Cannabis (1) : Retrospective / Summary (11), Health Problems (27), Addiction & Habituation (10), Loss of Magic (34), Not Applicable (38)

COPYRIGHTS: All reports copyright Erowid.
No AI Training use allowed without written permission.
TERMS OF USE: By accessing this page, you agree not to download, analyze, distill, reuse, digest, or feed into any AI-type system the report data without first contacting Erowid Center and receiving written permission.

Experience Reports are the writings and opinions of the authors who submit them. Some of the activities described are dangerous and/or illegal and none are recommended by Erowid Center.

Experience Vaults Index Full List of Substances Search Submit Report User Settings About Main Psychoactive Vaults