If you’re reading this, then you probably love cannabis as much as I do. But why, exactly, do you love weed? I decided to sit down and come up with a list of the 10 biggest reasons that I love cannabis.
1. It helps me sleep
For me, this is a big one. I have had insomnia for my whole life. I had been taking prescription sleep medication for over a decade. I was desperately trying to sleep without it, but to no avail. And then I rediscovered weed. Smoking a bowl or two and hour or two before bed helps to calm my mind down to the point where I can actually fall asleep! For the first time in my adult life, I am able to sleep without taking pills. I have weed to thank for this!
2. It boosts my appetite
For most of my life I’ve been underweight. While some people would kill to have a fast metabolism, for those of us that actually have one, it’s more of a curse than a blessing. Sure it’s nice to be able to eat whatever and not gain a pound. But looking like a living skeleton all the time is not great for the self esteem, especially as a guy. Cannabis has given me the appetite to actually get the calories that I need to gain weight. Between weed and the gym, I’ve put on about 40 pounds of muscle since I started smoking weed a few years ago.
3. It reduced my anxiety
Life can be stressful and full of anxiety. At the end of the day, I find that a little bit of weed goes a long way at reducing my anxiety. After a few tokes all the anxieties of the day get washed away and I can enjoy my evening.
4. It makes music even better
I’ve been playing piano since I was 7, drums since I was 11, and guitar since I was 13. Music, though I don’t play professionally anymore, is a huge part of my life. Not a day goes by that I don’t play some guitar or piano. And rarely does more than a few hours go by without listening to music. While I certainly don’t need weed to enjoy music, it can absolutely enhance playing and listening to music. Classic rock, gangster rap, classical piano, and dubstep are my favorite genres to listen to high. Weed doesn’t make shitty music good. But it does make good music even better!
5. It allows me to think differently
Sometimes we talk to other people about our problems to get a different perspective on things. I find that smoking weed, though not a substitute for friendly advice, allows me to step outside of myself and look at things from a different perspective. If I’m trying to solve a problem or just thinking about life in general, weed gets me out of my own head and lets me see the world a little differently.
6. It makes sex and masturbation better
I wasn’t going to put this one on here, but what the hell. It’s true. Smoking weed can heighten the senses. And at no time are your senses heightened as much as when you are getting it on. Whether with a partner or just enjoying a little “you time,” weed can heighten the senses and make sex and masturbation even better (not that it needs it).
7. It makes me stop and appreciate the little things
Most adults have lost their sense of childlike wonder. With bills to pay, jobs to work, and things to do, who has time to stop and smell the roses in this crazy world of ours? I find that I’m able to slow down and appreciate things more when I’m high. This is especially true of nature. Just being outside after smoking can be a wonderful experience. Listening to the birds, looking at the trees, or looking up at the night sky and pondering my existence in the universe are all things that I love to do when I’m high.
8. It makes me laugh
Weed helps me to not take things so seriously. Sometimes we get so caught up in our busy lives that we forget how to let go and unwind. Weed helps me to not take myself so seriously, at least for a little while at a time. That’s another great thing about weed. It takes me out of myself, but only for an hour or two at a time. I wouldn’t want to be stoned all the time. Weed gives me a couple of hours here and there, when I need it, to let go and laugh. Whether joking around with friends or watching my favorite comedy, a little cannabis helps to bring out the laughs.
9. It helps me to be more creative
This one goes hand-in-hand with being able to think differently. Creativity is a strange creature, and is hard to cultivate on demand. Weed, sometimes, makes me want to create. Whether it’s music, writing, cooking, or some other creative venture, weed can help get the wheels of creativity spinning.
10. It just makes me feel better
I think this is the one reason that every one of us can agree with. Why do you smoke weed? Because it just makes you feel better. Pretty simple. Not over-analytical. If I have a cold and I smoke a little weed, I feel better. If I’ve had a shitty day and I vape a little herb, I feel better. Weed just makes everything a little better. Even this list. Go smoke a bowl and then read this list again. I bet you’ll like it even better!
And there you have it! There’s 10 reasons why I love smoking weed. I could probably come up with another 10, but that’s another post for another time. So, why do you smoke weed? Feel free to leave your reasons in the comments section below!