1) When you stop smoking cannabis you wake up each day with a fresh mind
Waking up feeling fresh each morning makes a huge difference to the way you feel for the rest of the day. Your mind and thoughts work best when your head is unclouded and ready to face the day ahead.
You can get up out of your bed and get stuck straight in to whatever you have planned. An idle mind is the perfect place for those unwanted thoughts of worry, anxiety and depression to grow.
By stopping smoking the weed you are allowing your brain to function as it should, so you can get on and focus on the things you have to do.
2) Smoking weed saps your energy and drive
By stopping your energy and drive will return and you can use your new found energy to make the right decisions to help you take the path to recovery from anxiety and panic.
You will want to challenge yourself and go do what is important in your life. Hit the gym, play some sport, go make some money, build something new or spend time with your friends and family.
When you smoke the weed you will not be able to do the things necessary to look after your body and improve your mind.
3) Smoking weed makes you crave junk food
The munchies make your brain crave food containing trans fats and simple carbohydrates. You’re too stoned out of your mind to be able to cook anything healthy, so you reach for the easiest available thing – highly processed junk.
Anxiety is often strongest when your brain is not able to work at optimum conditions, never underestimate the power of real wholesome food to help your mind work properly.
4) Cannabis is linked with a whole range of mental health issues
From anxiety, suspicion, panic and paranoia whilst using, to schizophrenia, bi-polar, poor memory, anxiety, panic attacks and depression later down the line. Read more about it here.
You are dabbling in the unknown and putting the brain, the most powerful thing you posses at risk of long term damage.
Have you ever spoken to someone who has abused cannabis for years on end?
They are slow, forgetful, mumble their words and just come across as plain stupid and dumb.
How do you think this makes them feel inside when they can’t even hold a decent conversation without stuttering and mumbling the whole way through?
There’s a reason it’s called dope.
5) Smoking weed while your brain is still developing is a recipe for disaster
While your brain is still growing the cannabis can cause chemical changes which can alter its development and cause serious issues. Studies also show that school work is impaired and exam results suffer.
This is the age when you have the chance to learn and grow the most. If you want to be somebody and not just another hopeless layabout you need your brain in top condition.
6) Cannabis smoke contains over 400 chemicals
The smoke inhaled contains 50-70% more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke. Smoking weed damages your health, but not only that it destroys any motivation to get out there and exercise and keep fit.
Have you ever seen a dope smoker excel at athletics, sport or lifting weights?
No, they have little scrawny bodies with tiny arms, often combined with a pot belly from all the junk food they have been eating. When you look like crap, you feel like crap.
When you have a clear mind and high energy you can exercise, get in shape and feel all the better for it.
7) Smoking weed damages your social life
You end up hanging out with the same old stoner friends because they’re the only ones who ‘get you’. You spend less time with your family and with people who are out there living life to the full.
The people you choose to associate with in life make a huge difference to your mood, outlook and the decisions you make.
Instead, by only hanging out with other stoners, their laziness rubs off on each other and they all sit round in clouds of smoke happy in their boredom.
8) Being stoned all the time stops you experiencing life as it should be felt
Daily use of cannabis creates a parallel world where everything is experienced through the haze of a clouded mind.
Real life is experienced with a fully functioning brain just as nature intended it to be.
Those who smoke cannabis daily end up just feeling every day the same as the next, life becomes devoid and numb.
9) Smoking weed impairs the body’s immune system
You are more susceptible to illness and this means you’ll spend more time in bed and less time out there getting shit done and feeling great.
The fact that cannabis users all sit around indoors together sharing a joint just increases their chances of catching germs from one another.