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The Curious Trend of Celebrities Quitting Cannabis

March 21, 2017
The Curious Trend of Celebrities Like Woody Harrelson Quitting Cannabis
A curious new trend is sweeping through Hollywood and it’s catching some of us by surprise. Several prominent canna-friendly celebrities have come forward to admit that they are giving up the plant.

Woody Harrelson shocked the cannabis circuit this week when he told Vulture during an interview that after 30 years of using cannabis, he hasn’t touched it in over a year. His explanation was that he wanted to be more moderate, after “30 solid years of just partying.”

Indeed, he’s not the only one who has gone public with giving up cannabis. Pete Davidson, a comedian, Saturday Night Live cast member, and vocal cannabis supporter, took some time off from the show to get sober from everything, including cannabis. In an open note on Instagram, he wrote, “I quit drugs and am happy and sober for the first time in eight years.”

Davidson’s cannabis cessation is more surprising than Harrelson’s because he was using cannabis to help cope with Crohn’s disease, which he was diagnosed with at 18 years old.

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Both Harrelson and Davidson have plenty in common, even starring in a cannabis-inspired SNL sketch in 2015 about New York City’s new cannabis possession policy. These two are certainly not the first, nor will they be the last, to give up cannabis for personal reasons.

Paul McCartney and Mark Wahlberg both gave up smoking cannabis, citing family as their motivation. Wahlberg became concerned when his daughter asked what the smell of cannabis was. He replied that it was a skunk, and her retort made him reconsider his choices: “Sometimes Daddy smells like that!”

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Method Man slowed his cannabis consumption significantly in 2011, but for him it was an image issue. “I don’t want that every time you hear Method Man’s name you associate it with getting high,” he said, “because there’s so much more to me than that. I’m not actually distancing myself from my marijuana culture people, but it’s not in the forefront anymore. It comes to a point where no matter where you go, they’re always thinking you’re high. And I’m not always high. I mean, right now, I’m sober as a priest.”

Natalie Portman admitted that during her college days, she used cannabis almost every day, but has since quit. “I love stoner comedies. I smoked weed in college, but I haven’t smoked in years,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m too old. I wish I was that cool, but I’m like an old lady now. I’m in bed by 10 p.m. I can’t do that anymore.”

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During Lady Gaga’s Born This Way tour in 2012, she had a hip injury that was exacerbated by the rigorous schedule and physical demands of touring and performing. At night, she smoked up to 15 joints at a time to help deal with the pain. After the tour ended and she had hip surgery, she worked with Marina Abramovich, a famous performance artist, to help quit her cannabis habit.

Neil Young enjoyed the green herb for nearly 40 years during his career, but after suffering a stroke in 2005, he quit drinking and smoking any mind-altering substances for his health. “I did it for 40 years,” the singer told the New York Times. “Now I want to see what it’s like to not do it. It’s just a different perspective.”

CeeLo Green quit using cannabis in 2010 after he experienced a bad cannabis-induced anxiety attack. “I never got comfortable with it again,” he said.

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Mark Foster of the band Foster the People quit smoking cannabis, but when he met Snoop Dogg, he told him, “I quit smoking, but I’d have a blunt with you now if I had the chance.” Surprisingly, Snoop reinforced his decision, saying, “You know what, brother, sometimes you gotta slow down and focus on your shit.”

Have you ever taken a tolerance break or decided to quit cannabis altogether? What inspired your decision?

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  • Alan479 Martin

    It does not surprise me that some long term users are quitting. When you abuse this drug for so long its going to become old and ineffective. These individuals never discovered the hidden secrets of marijuana and it was just a crazy feel good drug for them. They have totally missed the boat and probably never knew or met someone who knew how to use it. It has 2 major aspects to it. One is as the most powerful therapeutic adaptogen available and the other is way beyond the average pothead who really doesn’t care about anything subjectively or objectively esoteric.

    • Crepidula

      Right on, Alan.

    • Todd Burgess

      It is not a drug. It is a plant. It is confused with drug status by law.

    • Highway 69

      I’m a long-term user, and I don’t find cannabis “old” or “ineffectual”. I also would like to learn what these “hidden secrets” you speak of are.
      Can you also explain to this “average pothead” your last sentence? Thanks.

    • mattwm

      You can always tell the ones who have never smoked it. They say stupid shit like “abuse this drug”. Sorry, I guess I abuse food too, because I just can’t seem to shake the habit. LOL!

    • Serai 1

      Wow, think you could be just a touch more arrogant and/or snotty?

  • dmbones

    This is my 51st year of cannabis use, starting in 1966. Snoop was right, sometimes you quit, but don’t make too big a deal out of it. Addiction robs us of free will, so choosing to quit for a while is an affirmation of that free will. It’s all good.

    • Jarrod Farley

      well said. I couldn’t agree more!

    • free spirit

      True, self control and not obsessing…JUST be! RESPECT the plant…dont misuse it…I didnt use ABUSE…MISUSE sounds better,

  • Anton_Zilwicki

    Proof that too much of anything can and will make you sick. I take breaks all the time from cannabis. It’s called being broke………

  • Nominalis

    Taking a break from any regularly repeated activity can refresh the experience and make it feel like new again. Any activity but ingesting caffiene, not many caffiene addicts are able to ever take a break.

  • WarrenOsborn

    I have taken breaks from weed on several occasions for various reasons; I had to once to go through rehab to get my student loans restarted after a possession conviction. Two other times I did just to see if I could but the last time I found out that cannabis plays a major role in controlling my blood pressure even though I take 4 prescribed meds for that and it helps me sleep. This is important because my kidneys are failing and I can’t take any sleeping pills for my chronic insomnia.

    • Elk Whistle

      Thank you for sharing this Warren. I also have severe depression MST/PTSD and I am also a “Steven Johnson Syndrome (SJS)/Immune System Severely Over Reacts to prescription drugs” i.e. I was given a 300mg Sulfa based pill for a cold and my body burned internally to the outside my skin turned deep purple with 3rd and 4th degree burns causing my skin to fall off had to be wrapped in guaze bandages and be medivac from Walter Reed,DC to Ft Sam Houston,TX burn unit ICU for 2 months where I almost died. Anyway, I currently take Wellbutrin/Buproprion Generic 300mg and I had another severe allergic reaction/Steven Johnson(SJS) red rash over entire body then given steroids/Prednisone 120mg which caused severe hiccups (SJS again) with Benadryl 50mg and I had to stop taking Wellbutrin and the steroids. Now I have to wait to try another depression pharmaceutical drug as I have tried so many and had my SJS take over. Plus the military won’t prescribe Medicinal Marijuana yet. So, now I am trying medical marijuana “Kush” strand for depression on my own with medical marijuana card. However, I don’t smoke it (one puff through a vaporizer with a filter) as needed maybe in the evening as I don’t want to or like feeling impaired from the THC and I know with my SJS that my marijuana tolerance is probably low or “whacked” but I don’t want to feel depressed and suicidal. So we will see if it works. At my age, 61, what do I have to lose but a way to control this depression plus I do “Talk Therapy”.

  • Crepidula

    Yes, I took a 30 year break from the herb. Career, motherhood. Then I got real sick. Herb to the rescue! Now I’m using high CBD cannabis as medicine. It’s replacing 5 different pills for me. I feel great, considering, and very grateful for this wonderful plant.

    • Serai 1

      I had quit smoking weed about a year before I got injured on the job (which led to my having to stop working entirely). Just wasn’t enjoying it that much anymore. But when I started going to osteo doctors who wanted to load me up with opiates, I said NO THANK YOU and went back to weed. It’s really helped, and I only use the hard stuff when the pain is really bad, which luckily isn’t very often. Flower power!

  • Banner

    It’s admirable that people can make such a big change and if they feel its making their lives better, more power to them!

    I only just started smoking at 43 years old for health reasons so it’s doubtful I have any reason to quit. I’m 50 now and on my own so there are no social or familial influence regarding my marijuana use.

    My friends didn’t judge me for starting. I see no reason to judge folks for stopping and really admire people for stopping for the sake of their children.

  • Lovemymeds

    I think there’s a difference between using for medical needs and recreation. I use my mmj within reason and the only time I get high is when I choose to. Usually one night on the weekend. I’ve found it’s the best thing for my pain and I don’t get a yucky feeling the next day like oxycocets do to me. I’m also using mainly high cbd during the week and save my thc strains for the weekends.
    Also, I don’t hide anything! My kids know, my mother knows and they know why I’m legally prescribed it. It’s made my mother, who was very anti “dope” change her thoughts on it. If you kill the stigma and normalise it, most people come around.

  • Patti Panuccio

    Most of the people I know, except those that use it for medicinal reasons, can take it or leave it.

  • Paul Sorensen

    I started smoking pot in high school (1972). In the late 80’s I gave it up. I had things to do and pot wasn’t part of that. Neuropathy pain, (45 years as a type 1 diabetic), led me back to cannabis (2013). It has allowed me to cut back on my meds for that pain. I have a whole new appreciation for it. And now that it’s legal for rec in Oregon, access is easy.
    I understand giving it up. But,it is great to have there if you want or need it.

  • Bavarian

    Nothing wrong with a break. It does get tiresome and it’s good to isolate yourself from it at some point even for a couple of months or so.

  • Richard Wilson

    I haven’t used Cannabis since 1989, not always by choice. Those times when I thought I would like to have a Weed Sojourn, I couldn’t get it — No big deal, one way or the other.

  • SB Starlight

    I started smoking pot at 15. I’m 65 now. I’ve laid off smoking several times over the years for various reasons. The longest was for a decade so I could be a foster parent. But the greatest reason was to keep perspective and prove I was the one in control.

  • randolini

    I’ve been a user since 1972. I have an abstinence routine I have practiced for many years. When I find myself smoking more and enjoying it less, I quit cold turkey for 60 to 70 days to be sure I can. No it’s not addictive to me. When my time is up, I find that I smoke much less and enjoy it much more. All things in moderation. I enjoy a beer or two on occasion.

  • Marty Brim

    no

  • I had quit when I started a relationship with the man I am with now. He had 2 teens and 1 preteen and I wanted to be a good influence on them. Low and behold they ended up using it anyways. That was in 2010. In 2013 I was diagnosed with PTSD and depression and got put on all sorts of pills. They kept changing and changing to find what worked. Last year I had dropped a lot of them because I started using cannabis with a high CBD count and I feel ive progressed a lot more than I was taking all the pharmaceuticals!

    • Serai 1

      This is one of the main reasons it’s been illegal all these years. Can’t have anything interfering with corporate profits!

  • écriture rouge

    I dropped opioids in favor of cannabis for pain management after not using it since college (30 years ago). I find it impossible to reach the levels of euphoria I remember from my youth–which is okay since the pain management aspects still work. However, even those will fade unless I take a holiday now and then. I suspect something happens from the increased pain levels I have and that there is a connection between opioid and cannabinoid receptors (tolerance to one impacts the other). Breaks help. But even when I didn’t use it, I still felt strongly it should be legal.

    • free spirit

      For medicinal reasons and if prescribed by a professional, I see no harm. And self control is a good thing. At least you understand that. A mature stoner NEVER gets offended and they do not even smoke that much as they RESPECT the healing plant.

  • Highway 69

    What these celebrities — or anybody for that matter, decides to do with cannabis is their choice. If they need to make changes in their lives…cool. As long as they don’t start preaching.

    I started smoking pot as a teenager, like many of us. I had a mandatory 20 year cessation, due to my career, where it was cause for dismissal, as well as culturally advisable to consume alcohol. Since retiring, I have stopped drinking and resumed using cannabis (I use a Storz-Bickel vaporizer now).

  • Raul Tsi

    I took a 20 year break from smoking from 1988 to 2008. I had been working in managerial positions in finance and could not be known as a partier. I lost my career position in the great recession of 2000 and worked many other professions to get by. In 2008 I was diagnosed with severe chronic open angle glaucoma. The next day an old acquaintance I haven’t seen in 30 years literally walked into my garage where I was cleaning up trash. He had been one of the biggest smokers I ever knew and was still. For the next four years, I smoked with him until for personal reasons I no longer wished to be in his company. A short while later I quit smoking cigarettes which I used mostly as a cover for smoking weed. Unfortunately smoking weed triggered horribly strong urges to smoke tobacco so I gave up smoking cannabis as well. By this time I had experimented with brewing cannabis into tea that worked quite well but used an ungodly large amount, much more than I could afford. I began to eat the cannabis directly by powdering it in a grinder and sprinkling it on greek yogurt. Don’t let the naysayers try to say otherwise, you do indeed get stoned that way. It’s just very different from smoking. No paranoia. No coughing. No cotton mouth. I wish I could say no munchies but that part didn’t go away, LOL.

    I can see why people who started smoking 40-50 years ago (45 for me) are quitting today, the weed is far stronger by at least an order of magnitude. Even the commercial shit is vastly improved. I don’t blame people for saying “I’m not having fun anymore, why bother.” Great for them, I think this shows that even though people can be habituated, it isn’t nearly as hard to quit as opiates or nicotine. BTW – It’s going on 5 years since my last cigarette, and I still get urges to have one. That is a freaking bear to quit. I sometimes get nostalgic for twisting up a bomber and sitting down for half an hour to smoke the whole thing. Until I remember the mess, the ash, the resins and tars staining my fingers, my lips, my teeth. Not to mention the leftover roach, which my Yankee frugality just would not let me discard. “That cost money, don’t waste it.”

    Cannabis is a medicine. Using it in massive quantities every day for recreational purposes is abuse. Pure and simple and mea culpa. Been there, done that. I am in a position where pharmaceutical and surgical intervention are not sufficient to save my eyesight. I was the first patient my doctor ever approved for cannabis because it is the last resort for me. No cannabis, no sight. That’s what it boils down to.

  • Maizeandgrew

    So daddy cant smell like a skunk? But he can push fatty fast food burgers and encourage sedentary lifestyles with music and movies? It just simply doesn’t make sense. You missed an opportunity to educate your child Mr. Walburg. I just think the hypocritical nature of cannabis use vs other lifestyle choices is getting out of line.

    You want to know what the leading cause of preventable death for US Adults is? Tobacco use, you know what number 2 is? Sedentary lifestyles. 3rd believe it or not is medical errors… crazy huh?

    So daddy can promote sedentary lifestyles with movie and music production (available to all ages) and can also sling hamburgers and shakes (to anyone with no limit or restrictions). I promise you the affects of poor diet, high sugar etc and sedentary lifestyle is much worse in the short and long term than cannabis.

    Shame on us adults for lying to our kids about simple truths, “educate” not” evacuate” cannabis based issues. Should I get into how the opioid epidemic can be curved by cannabis use? Should I get into how the govt puts out false info about a unregulated substance that they cant even grow well enough to make medicinally valuable? Should I get into the poor scientific method that was used to produce the false and currently only researched info on cannabis (since its illegal NO ONE can research it open endedly the only info out there from the recent past is flat out a lie) its all a load of bull shoes.

    Government and diapers should be changed frequently and for the same reason…. care to learn more… follow me on IG @maizeandgrew

    • free spirit

      It is a medicine. And you guys keep saying it is…and as a parent we should educate our kids not to abuse medicine. What pain are you treating? I live in a country where it is legal and let me tell you something…its not all moonshine and roses when a teenager is lacking motivation and failing school. I say well done to the parents who do not put ANYTHING above their children.

  • Laurie Allen

    I was a daily smoker for 25+ years. It helped my anxiety disorder and panic. About 5 years ago it started giving me a tightness in my neck and head (anxiety) every time I smoked and even brought on a few panic attacks. I slowed and stopped. Had a 2 year break and started again. After a few months the same thing happened. I think my time with my good friend cannabis has been spent. OHHHHH how I miss the taste though. If we ever get legal enough in my area for dispensary I may try again, but for now it just adds to my disorder 🙁

    • Thomas Sullivan

      Sounds like your ready for a decaf blend. Alot of people share that same story.

      • Laurie Allen

        Exactly!! Trouble is without a dispensary just won’t happen. Hard to find “a guy” that you can trust to have what you need. Leafly app was a great tool for me when determining weather or not I wanted a particular strain. Problem is people go to jail or lie about strains. You end up getting a sativa or hybrid at best when you are looking for an indica. Big pharma and doctor can hook me right up; over and over, but anyone with any real anxiety issue knows how that goes. The system is wack!!!

    • dessertbunny

      Sounds like you smoked some horrible strains (probably mainly sativa). I have a list of strains that give me negative effects. I recommend Girl Scout Cookies which also goes by Platinum Girl Scout Cookies, Thin Mint and there’s more. Also Dog Groomer is the best but it’s not widely known yet so it’s hard to find. Whenever I find a strain that does what you went through, it goes on the “never smoke again” list.

      • Olga Kim

        I suppose some people are affected differently by weed, but “horrible strains (probably mainly sativa)”?! What are you even talking about? Sativa is the progenitor, the mother of the most Cannabis Cup winning, the best and delicious and therapeutic strains in the world.

        Name some “horrible” sativa strains, because, frankly, I’ve NEVER heard of such a thing.

      • free spirit

        yup SATIVA…wrecks relationships and the brain lol

  • Michael Beard

    I smoked from my late teens into mid 30’s for fun and then instead of an after work cocktail. By my 40’s, it just wasn’t convenient and I didn’t miss it. Now, approaching 60, I find myself occasionally using for the aches and pains of age creeping up on me. I’ve found I prefer edibles or vaping over smoking. I quit tobacco 8 years ago and smoking anything irritates my throat and lungs. Still have to be careful because of work. I wish it was legal so we didn’t have the stress added to the illnesses.

  • Robin Taylor

    I quit for a few years due to a new job. I had to remember a lot of information so I thought not smoking would help. I was very surprised at how easy it was, I never really thought about it, weird.. I started smoking again but I’m ready to QUIT I can’t handle the MUNCHIES! and now that I’m older my body reacts differently ( so unfair ) I wish someone would come up w a strain that did NOT give u the munchies! Anyone up for that challenge? ✌️

    • BethM

      I find that the sativa strain not only doesn’t give me the munchies, it actually makes food less enjoyable for me. It’s a completely different kind of feeling than the super mellow, couch-lock inducing indica strain, which is much more prominent and easy to find. Sativa is better for daytime use, in my opinion. I find that both have their place and are good to have on hand.

    • dessertbunny

      There’s tons of strains that do not give you the munchies. Check out “Leafly” and read the reviews. People are pretty good at explaining what reactions it gives so there’s many strains you can smoke without feeling hungry. You definitely don’t want a couch lock strain.

      • Robin Taylor

        Really? No munchies? I had no idea. I asked the guy in the store where I use to buy in WA and he just looked at me like I was nuts, n said nope. That would be perfect, to be high and not eat to much. Thanks for the good news.

    • Brad Schulz

      An improvement in consumable cannabis products would be if they could somehow make it so that it didn’t bind to fat cells. Make it water soluble like alcohol. Alcohol goes through ones system like mashed potatoes. Thats why much of the carnage caused by alcohol consumption isn’t realized because its difficult to test for it. Even small amounts of cannabis, on the other hand, stays in one’s system for days or weeks; not the effects but the metabolites. I find that there is one or two days of minor irritability with cannabis withdrawal but no physical withdrawal symptoms.

  • Apparition

    Started smoking cannabis around the age of 15 or 16. Have abstained numerous times since then. Once for over eight years. But I’ve never felt the need to remove it from my life permanently. Unlike tobacco, which I quit for good at age 21.

  • dessertbunny

    I have quit several times back when it wasn’t openly available through dispensaries. I got my medical marijuana card in 2007 and around 2009 I quit for two years. The withdraw was horrible, my legs constantly itched, I couldn’t sleep. My medical issues brought me back to it when I was able to grow it for myself. When marijuana was not available, I drank a fifth of Jack Daniels a day to sleep through my neighbors barking dog, who barked non stop all day and I’m a day sleeper, I brought this to their attention but they didn’t care and insisted their dog was an angel, but then a month later, they stuck the dog outside in 30 degree weather and didn’t care until they moved into a rich neighborhood.

    I quit in the past, prior to the medical marijuana card for up to a year (in 2002) when I was in college. I could tell my mind was wondering and unable to think as clear as I could off the marijuana (I’m really bad at math but ironically, when I was medicated, I was really good at math but I wasn’t a stoner during school).

    I have had my medical marijuana card since 2007, even though I did take a couple years off. I used to always quit when I found myself struggling to comprehend a sentence but now, I don’t care. It helps me psychically, I rather smoke marijuana than be addicted to Oxy. So overall, I started smoking it at 17 and am almost 40 now. I also think my addiction comes from having no friends. I smoke to forget all the people who have used me over the years whether it was for rides, returning items for friends to only realize years later those items were stolen, or being a therapist for delusional people who I had to cut out of my life before they drove me any crazier than they did since middle school.

    PS I used to be over 300 pounds because of genetics and eating issues. When I was getting medical marijuana I suddenly was able to eat properly (not once a day like previously) and found a new workout. I lost 175 pounds and was no longer obese. My doctor who condoned MMJ all his years is now against it but I remind him what it did for my body and read his dumb articles he gives me that talk about people who smoke morning, noon, and night, which does not apply to me. So now, he’s against it saying there’s too many articles being produced (now that it’s legal) showing marijuana is bad. He went from hippy to conservative. Ridiculous.

  • hugh bell

    I used to smoke from sun up to sun down and back again. Life just became too darn difficult. I quit in 1989. In 2016 I started using cannabis as a last ditch effort to relieve the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome at night so that I could sleep. That is the only time I use cannabis. Thank God for cannabis five or six times a month! Respect your natural self. Respect the healing power of this fantastic plant.

  • the Mac Professor

    I have also taken a break from THC (Which is what you get high from)
    I still use cannabis but in the form of CBD which has all kinds of positive end results.
    The Us government has a patent, # 6630507 awarded to (Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC). Now everyone Please go to projectcbd.org and see what Medical Conditions it is being used for.

    This is Not my web site.

  • mattwm

    I’ve stopped smoking for years at a time, it’s not hard to quit at all.

    • free spirit

      yes, its a medicine! and has its benefits. And just like many meds…requires breaks and dosage. CBD doesnt get a person high, so I dont see an issue with that. But the THC can be tolerated and soon loses effect and you are jumping from starin to strain because you just not get as high anymore. Like every medicine, there are side effects….

  • jennifer kiley

    I started smoking cannabis when I was 19. In 1990 I stopped smoking tobacco – cannabis & drinking just a few months apart. What really screwed me us was I replaced the cannabis with anti-depressants. Not knowing they would make me feel suicidal & depressed. Never felt those extreme levels of depression with pot. I stopped using anti-depressants & the dark feelings subsided. Eventually I discovered I was bipolar & I developed some serious health issues. Cancer to begin with. In 2013 I applied through my doctor to get a license to use Medical Cannabis. I was approved and I have been using Medical Cannabis ever since. It has performed miracles. From not being able to eat & being in extreme pain – I have finally discovered a combination of flowers – wax – hash & kief which stop my constant pain when it flairs up quite frequently. After using my PAX2 & PAX3 together – the pain evaporates in less than 5 minutes. I am able to feel relaxed. It enables me to work on my writing & art & I feel inspired. I am also bipolar & it does help with the moods. I do not use pharma meds for anything relating to my psychological well-being. Why should I when it was so dangerous for me. Medical Cannabis is a miracle plant that never should have been made illegal. I was 23 years without any internal stimulants. The first time I used Medical Cannabis I felt like I was on the greatest mental & spiritual high. All of a sudden I had a desire for food. I wasn’t actually sure until I inhaled a on stove made cheeseburger using ground turkey. It was the most I’d eaten in years. I still have problem but co-ordinating with my doctors I am managing to be able to think & be creative & find the energy to do these things for short periods of time. I don’t plan on ever stopping the use of Medical Cannabis. It helps keep me alive. Good for those who want to take a break. I did and not I am back & no longer using street pot but carefully grown Medical Cannabis. It does make a difference. And my body’s reaction is so much better. It works for so many things. I am grateful my state has made Medical Cannabis available & the state legislature is working on making it legal for recreational use and growing your own. With Medical Cannabis one can do that already but then one does not have access to the assortment the dispensary offers. Keep legalizing all over the US and the World.

  • David Pickett

    I started smoking at the age of 13 as a way to cope with the pain of childhood. I continued using on a daily basis til the age of 39. It became a crutch and a gateway to harder drugs such as meth and hallucinogens. I never learned the proper way to deal with lifes troubles. Now that I have had over four years of sobriety life has finally got real and real good. I praise Jesus for this clean life and a new way to live.

  • Photo_AL

    I’ve been smoking for 50 years. I’m now at that stage of my life where if I have it I’ll smoke it, but I don’t go out of my way to get it. I need my retirement money for better things. Like paying my bills. I can live without weed.

  • Lisa LOCKETS Teresa

    Cannabis is like alcohol, who wants to be drunk everyday or take a precrscription everyday. Moderation is probably the most difficult concept for humanity.

    • free spirit

      and for this comment we will be burned at the stake…hehehehehe. I agree with you 100 percent. Its a medicine!

  • Serai 1

    I lay off every five or six years, usually for about four months, to clear out my system and reset my reaction to weed. After the break, I usually enjoy it much more than I did just before I stopped. It’s worked for me. (I also have a friend who swears by taking a three-month break every year, from January to March.)

  • Calicorock

    For seniors like myself who have used cannabis since I turned 16 (1969), living in a legal State (adult use/ full medical ) is a blessing. One I never take for granted. My concern, is this: If Trump went after women’s birth control, is legal cannabis the next target of the orange-menace?

  • Snoop wanted the whole blunt for himself :p