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    Does marijuana help you?

    The Secret Lives of Many


    I'm an Air Force veteran and a current computer science college student. I go to class high, I do my homework high, I get good grades, I drive high, I interact with people high, and I just do about everything while high. As a result, I drive safer, I enjoy life more, and I think deeper and realize deep profound truths to life that many people would never even begin to think about throughout their entire lives. I'm more creative, I'm happier, more motivated to live life to its fullest, and I am simply much happier, not because of Cannabis itself, but from the new perspective that it allows me to perceive. These experiences become a permanent part of me and I am glad to say that even without Cannabis, I am able to benefit from and apply the wisdom I have gained from the aid of this plant. I often wonder how something so miraculous could be downgraded to a "drug". It's effects can be spiritual and life altering for the better if you allow it to assist you. If you fear it, it will present you with a magnified version of your own fear. While nearly all my friends are coffee and alcohol addicts, acting like fools while drunk, killing brain cells and getting hangovers, and wreaking havoc on their adrenal system, I am thinking about quantum physics, humanity, about much needed change for the world, about philosophy, art, spirituality, biology, while having the greatest time of my life.


    The pleasure from food becomes equivalent to sex and sex becomes a million times better. Hot showers feel better, the sky looks more beautiful, you become more social, you bond better with others, music sounds orgasmic, and it unlocks the artistic side of you. It's like bringing heaven down to Earth, literally.


    It is important to understand that this new level of awareness that Cannabis provides takes time to get used to. Beginners are best advised to stay away from driving or any other task that they cannot afford to mess up on. The first time I got high, I couldn't even read a book, as I would forget what I was reading by the time I finished the sentence. But gradually, you learn to function with the new level of awareness, and you learn to use it to your advantage. It's almost like having special powers and I'm sure there are many successful people out there such as politicians and doctors who understand what I am talking about.


    Legalizing it is the bare minimum. We should encourage more people to understand and experience the benefits it provides.

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