To my amazement, I fell in love with marijuana overnight.
Whenever I’m prescribed medication, my doctor is forced to slowly increase my dosage because my body gets used to the drug after months of continual use. This happened with antidepressants when I first took them eight years ago. Although I manage fine without depression medication these days, back then it was much harder. But it was frustrating because I would get used to one dose and then it wouldn’t work as well anymore. Pretty soon my doctor had to increase the dose, only to repeat the process two months later. It’s not fun taking higher doses of SSRIs because of their potential for over-firing your serotonin receptors, something that can lead to serotonin syndrome. When I had to go on sleeping aids a few years later, it was even worse. I was worried that I would experience long term side effects from the doses I was on so I looked for alternatives. This is when I found cannabis. One of my best friends told me that he smokes before bed and gets the best sleep imaginable. I decided to visit a cannabis dispensary and give it a shot. To my amazement, I fell in love with marijuana overnight. But after using cannabis flower products for over a year now, I’m feeling like my tolerance is building to the effects like it does with any other medication. Now I’m using cannabis concentrates because their THC content is much higher than that of cannabis flower products. You also get more THC in your system faster, making the “high” much more enjoyable for someone with brain chemistry like my own.