Dr. Grinspoon Needs Your Help Answering The Question: Why Do I Use Marijuana?

Author, Harvard academician, NORML Advisory Board member and respected physician, Lester Grinspoon, recently updated his webpage and is seeking cannabis consumers to contribute essays to his newly launched blog devoted to furthering understanding and appreciation of the way in which cannabis enhances a variety of human experiences.
An awesome essay submitted to Dr. Grinspoon’s definitively written Marihuana Reconsidered by a mysterious Mr. X originally inspired this ‘Uses’ project, later to be revealed as the late, great Dr. Carl Sagan.
Dr. Grinspoon is looking for material for a new book examining the myriad and compelling reasons why so many people use cannabis.
Essays can be anonymously submitted…or not.
The ‘Uses’ webpage is companion to Dr. Grinspoon’s comprehensive medical cannabis-related webpage: www.rxmarijuana.com

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  1. hi my name is eli when i was a student in highschool i was perscribed to take ritaln to help my adhd today i think i found something much better and that is Marijuana it helps me focus i smoke beforr bussnis meetings it helps me be on the ball if im correct please let me know it will do me lots of good thank you

  2. I USE TO ALLEVIATE PAIN,DEPRESSION,AND TO INCREASE APPETITE-IT WORRIES ME THAT I COULD GO TO JAIL FOR TRYING TO DO SOMETHING TO REDUCE MY INTAKE OF ADDICTIVE DRUGS-I CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY SOME PEOPLE WANT TO PUSH THEIR BELIEFS/PREJUDICE ON OTHERS-I HURT NO ONE

  3. WHEN I MEDICATE (USING MY OWN HOME GROWN) IT OPENS UP MY MIND AND HEART. I THINK THINK AND THINK ABOUT HOW BEAUTIFUL AND HARMONIOUS GODS CREATION IS AND HOW (TRULY)SAD IT IS THAT THE MAJORITY HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED(BY UNCLETOM HIMSELF) TO BELIEVE THAT IT CAUSES “MADNESS”. I PONDER THIS SO MUCH IT MAKES ME GO OUT TO FIND THE ENLIGHTENED AND SHARE A HEAVENLY SMOKE WITH THEM(STRANGER). IVE EVEN GIVEN AN OUNCE TO AN ENLIGHTENED STRANGER(JUST HARVESTED A WEEK PRIOR AND FINISHED DRYING THAT SAME DAY[BLUE WIDOW]) WHOM I SMOKED WITH CAUSE THEIR OUTLOOK ON HERB MADE ME A BETTER PERSON. THE SELLING OF THIS BEAUTIFUL HERB AS A COMMERCIAL PRODUCT IS TRULY DIGUSTING.I PROMISE TO ALL THOSE WHO GROW LARGE SCALE OR NOT GIVING AND SHARING HERB MAKES TRUE LIFE LONG FRIENDS.I PROMISE. WILL BE GIVING HERB ON THE NEXT HARVEST.ITS ALMOST A PASSIONATE HABIT WHEN I SMOKE. PEACE.

  4. I’ve smoked since my early 20s when I was at university studying electronic engineering nearly 20 years ago. I got my degree and have been smoking ever since, generally after work to relax, or when I spend time with friends who also smoke grass, or before I play the guitar. There’s a misconception in the public eye about smokers being a bunch of braindead layabouts. On the contrary, I’ve lived in a number of countries, including in South Africa where grass is so cheap it’s practically free compared to Europe or the US, but the homeless are always alcoholics, even in South Africa. Grass makes you think, alcohols switches the brain off. I smoke after work not to switch my brain off, but rather because after a full day’s work it’s the only thing that can give me the concentration to read, play music, etc. But because it’s illegal I’ve been forced to break the law many times in various countries to buy it, and I count myself lucky that I’ve never been busted in all that time (touch wood!).

  5. Dr.,
    I thought my experience may be relevant. My Father was a chain smoker, chain swearer, alcoholic 24/7, mental abuser and physical abuser. A screamer and abusive but better than his Dad gave him! Being born into this environment and being called stupid in every sentence creates a hateful, self loathing screwed up kid. I was a juvenile delinquent and it was military or jail at 20.
    When I got to college using the GI bill I started alright but as I got into my Junior year I was failing. I thought the people at high school who said I was too stupid for college were right.
    One night I sat down, after flunking my finance midterm, with a bowl of hash. After reading the same book stoned I understood every word! I got straight As in Finance! When creating computerized computer programs they were unusable straight but made sense when done stoned!
    The ADHD is created as a child, from the abuse. I was anxious, nauseous and my brain raced. When I got high it all boiled out while I slept and I joined society as normal. I woke up refreshed, clear headed and ready to go.
    My negativity builds up in me and the only way to relieve it is with THC. I have had to get more than I wanted to be able to have it when I needed it. I then over indulge and it relaxes me to sleep. It relieves the constant pain of being scared all the time for no reason. It feels really good. But I am just a pot head to most.
    This has been a 40 year journey and I appreciate you not broadcasting it. If you think my input would help I would be happy to answer questions or what you may think.
    Ronald

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