Understanding risks helps us navigate life; it’s why we put on a parachute when jumping out of a plane, a seatbelt when driving a car. To the degree you believe that pot is good, bad or indifferent, there are a few things you should know.

Pot harms the body in a multitude of ways. There are studies and reports and scientific proof that consuming pot harms your body. Beyond the effects of smoking it, the high, the release, the happy feelings you may get when you smoke it, there are real, proven, and documented effects it has on your body.

The landscape of your brain changes, even if you only smoke once in awhile.

People often ask how they can tell the difference between social pot use and pot use that has triggered a dependency. As the social stigma of smoking pot has decreased, the use of pot on a regular basis has increased. So, how do you know when someone’s pot use is dangerous?

If you really want something by which to measure your pot use, or someone else’s pot use, let’s use this survey. Answer the questions below and see what the results are.

(We’re using the term ‘smoking pot’, but it could be anything – ingesting, consuming, smoking…)

Questions


Does your desire or need to smoke pot override your daily responsibilities? Meaning, do you choose to smoke pot even though you know you’ll be late for work, miss an appointment, or that it will keep you from following through with plans?

Yes
No

Do you plan your day around smoking pot?

Yes
No

Did you or do you have higher hopes for your life than where you are right now, but can’t seem to get there?

Yes
No

Do you feel better about yourself when you smoke? And when the high wears off do you feel worse about yourself, your accomplishments, or your place in life?

Yes
No

Would you rather be smoking pot, than not smoking pot?

Yes
No

Do other people – family and friends for example – tell you that you have a problem or that you need to quit smoking pot?

Yes
No

Do you think you should cut down on your pot use?

Yes
No
Submit

Fill out the form below and start a conversation with us.

So it looks like you’ve got things in order, your priorities are in alignment with your future goals and aspirations, and pot hasn’t interfered with your life path. Most people can use pot with negligible impact to their lives. Seems like you fit in that category. Keep reading for more information, and to continue to learn important facts about pot.

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