A study into cannabis, as a cure for anxiety, in the middlerly and the elderly….including top tips for the aged stoner.
I am not quite elderly yet, merely middlery, and I’m pretty sure I have just made up a word, but that’s is what I am. Half a century old, how did that happen ? One minute I am refereeing children, You probably use the term raising children, and the next minute I am refereeing grandchildren.
I have been on this planet for 50 long, hard years, hard that is, until I finally allowed myself to start using cannabis.
I have tried all of the traditional anti anxiety remedies, antidepressants, and many other concoctions of drugs that my GP has prescribed over the years.
No medication has ever worked in removing my anxiety and depression completely from my life.
A few months ago, I was at the end of my life as I knew it. I wanted to die. Deep down I knew I didn’t really want to die, I just wanted something to change. And change it did.
There and then, I decided that I was going to retire from life, and live at the top of my garden, smoking cannabis and writing stories.
Since Making that decision, I have no regrets. I am a completely different person now, I am enjoying my life for the very first time, I have put myself first, for the first time in my entire life. I have found new passions for drawing and painting, and even discovered a talent I never knew existed.
I have lived under the anxiety cloud all of my life, and now I have finally stepped out into the sunshine, I wish I had done it years ago. But better late than never, as my old grandad used to say. I am only 50, I have at least another 20 years to make the most of.
The only thing different in my life that has changed, is smoking cannabis. Smoking cannabis has allowed my mind to slow down, so that I can see my life for what it truly is, beautiful, magical and very special.
Cannabis is not for everyone, but it is for me.
Although it is still illegal in the UK, I feel that it is only a matter of time until it is legalised here. The benefits of cannabis cannot be ignored any longer. I have documented my days of smoking cannabis, including any side effects I found.
The only side effects I have found are as follows.
1 weight gain, this is the classic side effect of cannabis, so if you want to keep your skinny behind, and you are not prepared to live in the gym, then this drug is not for you.
2 Impaired reaction times, this drug does slow you down, you can sometimes lose your train of thought. I would never operate heavy machinery or drive whilst I smoke cannabis, but this could affect others differently, please check with your insurance provider.
3 Often, after smoking cannabis, you may find that you may not have the ability to, or even care that you do not have the ability to, get up from wherever you may be sitting.
This is fine whilst you are sitting in the comfort of your own home, but perhaps not if your job requires you to move at some point. If however people are prepared to bring the work to you then you should be fine.
4 You will probably lose all kinds of aggression in your body, you simply agree with everything that is being said, because you can’t be bothered not to. If your job entails being a ‘yes’ Man, then this drug is perfect for you, if however you are a ‘no’ kinda person in your place of work, then i would give it a miss.
5 Overdose, unintentional or otherwise.
It can be pretty unpleasant when you accidentally over dose, which I found out to my detriment one day after smoking too fast.
I crawled up the stairs dry heaving all the way, and practically passed out on the bathroom floor, luckily you do get plenty of warning and if you just lie down you will be fine, you may vomit, sweat and have the chills. This all lasts for around 20 minutes, it’s not pleasant but I’ve had worse hangovers in my time, and once the 20 minutes is up, you can get on with your day as normal.
It’s basically like being out all night in town, drinking far too many shots, and throwing up in the taxi on the way home. Then you have to crawl up the stairs to bed.
And all within the space of 20 minutes, I’m surprised that more people aren’t smoking cannabis really, it’s a cheap night out. There has never been a death from a cannabis overdose, and I very much doubt I will be the first.
I have turned into a happy hippy, loving life at the joint at the top of my garden.
My findings into this study are conclusive, cannabis has turned my life around, I am no longer anxious, I have written a book, I am loving life, I’m not saying I don’t have days where I can still feel that anxiety building, but as soon as I stick a joint in my mouth, it goes away.
Hooray for cannabis, it’s a big thumbs up from me..
Nature has been around since time began, maybe we should take more notice of what our amazing planet can do for us, and spend less time destroying it.
Always remember, greed is a deadly sin.
love Betty x