I've smoked weed everyday for like 8 years now. It's like cigarettes for me i guess (which I don't smoke). I don't get giggly or laughy or paranoid or any of that, maybe at first, now it just helps me relax, not think about stuff.
I used to smoke before school and between classes during college, at work and at home, it's never affected me negatively I don't think. I always did well enough with or without it.
All you people talkin about bad paths and failures and stuff I look at it like, you're either a failure or you're not. Weed isn't going to push the envelope one way or another. I mean we're talkin weed here... not heroin.
I'm a social smoker. I haven't smoked in over a year, but i don't miss it. I will probably smoke this summer when me and my buddies get a lake house. But I've never bought weed, and don't plan on buying it any time soon.
So I clearly don't smoke before classes or work...
I can see how smoking weed may or may not affect someone. Ive seen horror stories of all kinds. Friends who used it as the gate drug and got into pill popping to the extreme. Others used it and went on to crack. Other friends just left it at weed. Some friends tried it and that was it.
Success rates vary. To some, it may just help the person get by through stressful times (sure enough i prolly could have used it myself for that reason)... instead i used alcohol (it got bad).
Ive smoked a blunt. It was nice. Real nice and smooth. But i can do without it.