Stop Using Weed if You Have Trouble With It!

Recreational Marihuana Usage is the answer for the problems of 1)"psychosis", 2)"vomiting", and 3)"marihuana overdose". Why? Because it isn't enjoyable or recreational to experience psychosis, vomiting, or overdose, that's why. With the built-in assessment process that is going on all the time for those enjoying life, why would anyone deliberately use weed in such a way that it's not enjoyable?

Those using weed due to receiving a recommendation from a doctor for that, may be continuing to use it such that it isn't enjoyable. This is a tragic situation. I would personally recommend to anyone having trouble with weed, to stop using it.

Note that science has finally discovered that THC measured in the blood is not related to impairment. Science may eventually discover how the "high" effect is created by marihuana. At the moment, no one seems to know how "feeling high" is created from the usage of marihuana.

I would also like to see a move toward using weed of varying potencies so that more people begin to see and appreciate something other than just "high-THC" marihuana.

It is well known in Amsterdam that given total freedom to choose from a plethora of different kinds of hashish and weed, that not everyone chooses the high-THC types.

In the annual "Cannabis Cup" tradition from quite a few years ago, there was one guy, Soma is his name, who came out with a new type of weed (and seed) a few decades ago that everyone liked, but which was not at all merely another "high-THC" variety. This was when "New York City Diesel" by Soma Seeds was introduced, and this type of weed became very popular, even though it was more in the 10-15% THC range (I think). But it had a nice high effect, and tasted really good. (I don't think Soma even cares what percentage of THC his weed exhibits.)

I say, let the market decide. Don't impose a limit on THC, but let the customers buy what they want. In the USA, the high-THC types of weed are dominant, and all we hear these days is about people having trouble with marihuana. I hope the law doesn't force the industry to lower the THC necessarily, but if that happens due to market forces, I will not complain.

Do we need 100,000 different types of weed in the USA? I also would like to see American marihuana entrepreneurs openly state the genetics of their strains more often, and to stop putting out so many differently named types of weed. Most weed outlets here are hawking 100 to 200 different kinds, but this changes from day to day. At the moment, names change as often as the wind changes here, and those seeking to enjoy this or that specific variety have no idea what they are actually using due to the habits of the weed producers.

Stop behaving like Monsanto, OK? In Holland, there are so many fewer types of weed available apparently than in the USA. The breeders there do not (always) compulsively give new names to old strains, just to appear to be having something new. I would prefer it also if the American providers of weed would mimic the business, seed-breeding, and marketing habits of the Dutch industry more and more. Consumers are not aided by the availability of so many strains of weed.

I think most people would prefer that subjective qualities experienced by people should be given more weight than scientific cannabinoid analyses and breakdowns. I would prefer an attitude more akin to how new wines are created, rather than sending each bred specimen off to the lab for THC/cannabinoid analysis.

A big error is to not promote the cannabis cafe. A cafe or coffeeshop can be a "medicine" for people. On the other hand, let's hope that someone doesn't shoot a lot of people in a coffee shop.

The cannabis cafe is the perfect place for those using cannabis to learn the various subtle points about usage with others, without burdening emergency responders with imagined emergencies. There is no sane reason to call for an ambulance after using marihuana, regardless of potency!

The current regulatory regime for "soft-drugs" in the USA? Why should we rely on any third party to determine if a freedom loving U.S. citizen should be allowed to use, or not use, their choice of over-the-counter medicine? Is there any sane reason to use an expensive government regulatory agency to control a substance that is not in the same league as alcohol, Seconol, Heroin, or other potentially deadly substances?

FACT: No One is Actually Dying from Marihuana Overdose!

But Someone is Creating Mass Hysteria in the USA!

Mass confusion: due to the wretchedly poor quality of the U.S. media and other groups in 2018, quite a few people still believe that marihuana is as dangerous as Heroin, Seconol, and so forth. Selling it in special "dispenaries" reinforces that lie. Reporting on marihuana "overdoses" adds to this confusion.

In fact, I would bet anyone that quite a few people in the world still believe that cannabis sativa is like an opiod, and can be used to kill people, just like opiods and other truely dangerous substances do every day. This is the damaging and perverse illusion recently created by the U.S. media, and which is killing people right now.

In Holland, you can't call an ambulance for a marijuana O.D.!

The is a new thing in the USA, and a new way to steal taxpayers money! Recently, too many inexperienced people who use weed and feel horrible afterwards, are calling for an ambulance! This never happened back in 1972. When did it start????? Why allow this waste of money, and subversion of precious medical resources? Being able to call an ambulance for a marihuana "overdose" is as dumb as being able to call an ambulance for a chocolate overdose. I know for a fact that this is not allowed in the Netherlands, where they know the difference between chocolate, heroin, and cannabis. Why is the U.S. medical community not speaking out about this????

It's no wonder we pay so much for medical care in the USA when anyone can call an ambulance if they feel like vomiting, probably.

But if some people are so misinformed in the USA as to think that cannabis is as dangerous as fentanyl, then that idiocy or ignorance is a major danger for the entire world.

Americans are dying in vast numbers these days due to misuse of drugs. I am embarrassed to be an American at the moment. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness?

Soft Drug: cannabis, hashish, marihuana edibles.

Hard Drug: heroin, opiates, other dangerous sedatives, other dangerous drugs, alcohol.

Marihuana overdoses in Holland: note that some people who are not regular users of tobacco, or who are not addicted to tobacco, sometimes faint if they use tobacco, or a marihuana joint made with tobacco and cannabis. ("Syncope" means fainting.) When this happens in Holland, and it's not that common, they still don't call an ambulance, since the "victim" will recover in about 5 or 10 minutes. The "cure" for this fainting is to give them dextrose sugar candy, or any other sugary candy, fruit juice, or soda pop, which is available at most Dutch "weed" coffee shops. However, tobacco is said to have been banned in most weed cafes in Holland.

The main symptom of fainting is paleness in the face.

RE: marihuana overdoses in the Netherlands. I personally have never seen anyone actually faint in a Dutch pot coffee shop after using a Euro-style joint containing tobacco with weed, but once I saw someone getting up after having fainted and fallen down. That means one time in nearly 30 years.

Marihuana overdoses in the USA: most such episodes in North America are probably panic attacks experienced by inexperienced people, who just feel awful, for whatever reason, after using weed the first time. Most here in the USA do not mix tobacco with weed, so there is little if any fainting here in the USA from using weed. In fact, I've never heard of it happening even once in the USA or other areas of North America.

Falling asleep from weed: marihuana is not a knock out drug, but some people who are already tired, will sometimes feel their fatigue a great deal more if they get stoned from marihuana. The solution is to take a nap, if possible. This is not "passing out" or fainting involuntarily since it can be over-ridden with stimulants such as coffee. Such sleepy and tired people are not unusually pale when they succumb to the need for sleep, so it's likely not a fainting spell. But some call falling asleep, "passing out".

One of the functions of the body that is connected to the endo-cannabinoid system, is regulation of sleep. If the body needs sleep, marihuana can aid in bringing it on, but this can be over-ridden with stimulants such as coffee, easily. But why use weed when you're tired? That's a waste of cannabis unless you're trying to get to sleep.

QUESTION: How do they know which drug you have used when an "overdose" occurs?

Answer: the only drugs which are used socially in regular cafes in Holland are just two: alcohol, and cannabis. Therefore, in that social setting, everyone in the area knows which drug the person overdosing, has overdosed on. The only drug among those two which would be concerning to the emergency responders, would be alcohol overdose. But most alcohol overdoses are not fatal.

I'm sure that if a heroin user calls for emergency help, or someone calls on their behalf, the emergency people would respond to that.

But recreational users of hard drugs are not treated well in Holland. Restaurant owners and operators, cafe owners, coffee shop operators, are always making sure hard drug users are kicked out of their shops. If they don't kick them out, the shops eventually get shut down by the police. The shutting down by the police of any cafes or coffee shops which cater to hard drug users takes place all the time in Holland. This is one reason the death rate in Holland is quite low from hard drug overdose: they don't treat well socially the "recreational" users of hard drugs. This anti-social treatment of hard drug users in the Netherlands is a tradition in that country that helps to discourage hard drug usage, and therefore, hard drug deaths.

But regular citizens or legal residents there who get addicted to hard drugs can get help without having to turn to street dealers.