Weed and Me
I use weed for multiple reasons these days.
The main reason I have been using it on a daily basis for the last 15 years or so is to manage mood swings caused by biploar disorder.
Without it, I go through swings that last 2 months in each stage. 2 months of depression is far into the suicide zone... 2 months of mania is also there, but due to poor decisions and risk taking as opposed to direct suicide.
With it, if I keep the levels high enough, I zip through multiple moods each day, never having long enough to focus on any one enough to spiral out of control or at least not very far... lol
It allows me to accomplish things everyday and keeps me 'sane'.
Besides that, it also helps a lot with the pains from arthritis and other chronic issues. I didn't realize quite how much until just recently I had surgery and turned down their offers of pain killers to take home.
I just smoked a couple of extra joints (well, maybe more then a couple) and kept on going.
Until just recently, I have been pretty much at the mercy of whomever I had at the time for a supply. It never really matter what strain anything was as it wasn't like any of them offered choices... lol "I have this for this much, want it?"...
I've been around weed my whole life (minus a few years in my early 20s), and never paid attention to strains very much... The only one that ever truly stood out in my mind was White Widow and that was because at one time years back, I lent a buddy the space for a grow and in return he kept me supplied... That was really nice stuff.
Now that I have my MMAR card now (Health Canada authorization to possess and grow), the issues of strains has become important.
I can order through some online compassion clubs up here, which allows me to save a bit of money as well as sample various types until I get a proper grow underway.
My background is organic farming, free range animals and natural landscapes.
I am also a computer programmer, although it is only a hobby these days, it is what I went to college to study (and did quite well).
In my previous lives (no, I don't mean in a metaphysical sense...lol) I have helped build and run a legal greenhouse (house, bedding and landscaping plants). Worked on and run farms of various types, been in sales, tech, IT, hospitality, as well as more then a few other things.
My biggest push lately with weed is over the connection between Cannabinoids and Cancer (amongst other ailments).
More specifically, concentrated Cannabinoids Extracts.