Marijuana:Weed.Bud.Ganja. Tree. Pot. Chronic. Grass

My fellow squares, what’s goodie?

I smoke weed.

*wipes brow*

Feels good to get that off my chest . . .

It fucking sucks that bud smokers have to hide in the got damn shadows because the shit’s still illegal for some reason. Considering I’m a writer and will never work for a fortune 500 company, I could kind of give a fuck less.

But unlike me, millions of people around the world have to be discreet about their love for ganja because their livelihoods are at stake. It’s unfortunate.

To add insult to injury, bud smokers have to deal with NON smokers and their ignorant fucking opinions on the topic FAR more often then we’d like to.

Just shut THEE fuck up PLEASE!

This blog post is for you, non smoker. Hopefully you learn something.

So, how do I intend on shedding light on the ignorant, you ask? Well, 1. Buy dropping FACTS on them niggas. But more importantly, by providing them with a lens – a glimpse into the lives of a handful of the smokers I know personally. But before I introduce the survey or how I went about conducting it, I’d like to share some weed facts/misconceptions/history, BUT I’m not going to go ham, cause a nigga could literally write a book on this shit. AND I’m not citing shit. This is a blog, not a term paper. If you don’t believe me, do your own research:

Common Misconceptions:

Weed is a Gateway Drug 

No study has ever been conducted to prove a cause and effect relationship between smoking bud and moving on to harder drugs. Some mufucker’s are just predisposed to being addicted to shit. If someone wants to try harder drugs, they’re going to try harder drugs regardless if weed was what they were exposed to first or not. I don’t know too many bud smoker’s who say, “ hmm, this shit’s not getting me high enough no more, let me fuck with this coke.” No. Nigga. We just smoke MORE weed if we want to be higher.

Weed Kills Brain Cells 

*straight face*
Weed does not kill brain cells. Some of the smartest mufucker’s I know are weed smokers. Including myself. I’m talking SCHOLARS. Honor’s students. Graduate students. If you’re fucking brain, you’re a brain. Weed isn’t going to change that. If you’re grades slip because you’re smoking, it’s because you didn’t DO some shit you were supposed to do i.e. homework, prepare for a test . . . that kind of shit. Has nothing to do with your aptitude.

Weed Fucks Your Memory Up 

This misconception is partially true. It fucks up your short term memory, BUT only while you’re under the influence. Where this could go wrong — if you’re high all the time, you’re short term memory is impaired all the time, which may just lead to you having a fucked up memory lol. Bud smokers just forget to do shit — like fill out my survey lol shakin my dreads.

Weed Increase the Crime Rate 

This may be the dumbest misconception. If everyone smoked bud, we’d probably never have war. It turns mufucker’s into the most docile creatures. The only reason statistics speak otherwise is because we’re not taking into account why so many bud smokers are arrested in the first place: possession.

Weed is More Dangerous than Tobacco/ Bad for Your Health 

Is it really? Is it? Let’s be honest here.
Yes, ganja contains more (2x’s more) tar and carbon monoxide than tobacco. This is true. But I’m pretty sure nigga’s aren’t CHAIN smoking bud. There’s not a soul on this planet that smokes as much bud per day as your average cigarette smoker. 1. It’s too fucking expensive to do so. 2. Tobacco smokers and Weed smokers smoke for two entirely different reasons.  Tobacco smokers smoke because they’re addicted/ have urges. Weed smoker’s smoke to get high. Once they’re high they’re done smoking until they want to smoke again. For ex. I’ll hit my bowl 2 – 3 times and be chill. Didn’t smoke an entire cigarette then 15 minutes later smoke another.

No one’s ever died from lung cancer because they were a weed smoker.

Health wise – sure it fucks with your lungs/stamina IF you’re not working out – then again – if you’re not working out, your stamina will be fucked up regardless.

In fact, it’s often used medicinally:

To ease nausea in patients undergoing Chemotherapy .

Lowering eye pressure in people with Glaucoma.


Lack of appetite.


And the list literally goes on.

LASTLY Weed is Addictive

Weed is NOT addictive. As I mentioned previously, some people are just predisposed to addiction. For that population (a small population at that) weed may be addictive i.e. they’re dependent on it. As for the rest of us, we could give up smoking in a heartbeat and not lose sleep. That is IF we wanted to lol. Bud smoker’s smoke bud because they fuggin enjoy it. Not because they HAVE to. I would go further into this, but I feel like most people, even the ignorant, know this isn’t true. 

But Mic, if weed isn’t as bad as tobacco, and not even close to as bad as alcohol, why would it be illegal?

You’re guess is as good as mine, my friend. Before the 1900’s, ganja had been legal worldwide. Man’s been using it since before 7000 B.C.

Even the great Shakespeare used to blow back :

A study published in the South African Journal of Science showed that “pipes dug up from the garden of Shakespeare’s home in Stratford-upon-Avon contain traces of cannabis.”[89] The chemical analysis was carried out after researchers hypothesized that the “noted weed” mentioned in Sonnet 76 and the “journey in my head” from Sonnet 27 could be references to cannabis and the use thereof

Like most laws in America, the original prohibition of ganja (1920’s – 30’s) was largely a racial issue. America is a white man’s country and always has been. Mexican’s started migrating over here with bud, and the white man didn’t like it. They also didn’t like that blacks were using it so heavily.  Here’s two quotes to illustrate the fact.

“In Texas, a senator said on the floor of the Senate: ‘All Mexicans are crazy, and this stuff [marijuana] is what makes them crazy.’”

“. . .newspapers in 1934 editorialized: ‘Marihuana influences
Negroes to look at white people in the eye, step on white men’s shadows and look at a white woman twice.’”

Harry J. Anslinger, head of the Narcotics Bureau, put his foot on the neck of the idea (bud being legal) from jump. It was a fuggin wrap. He knew the harder drugs weren’t going to be enough for him to build his agency so he decided to go after ganja, making it illegal on a federal level as opposed to just  a state by state thing, which it was initially. Check this shit:

Anslinger immediately drew upon the themes of racism and violence to draw national attention to the problem he wanted to create. He also promoted and frequently read from “Gore Files” — wild reefer-madness-style exploitation tales of ax murderers on marijuana and sex and… Negroes. Here are some quotes that have been widely attributed to Anslinger and his Gore Files:

“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.”

“…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.”

“Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.”

“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”

“Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing”

“You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother.”

“Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.”

And he loved to pull out his own version of the “assassin” definition:

“In the year 1090, there was founded in Persia the religious and military order of the Assassins, whose history is one of cruelty, barbarity, and murder, and for good reason: the members were confirmed users of hashish, or marihuana, and it is from the Arabs’ ‘hashashin’ that we have the English word ‘assassin.”

Wild, right?

Anslinger officially made the shit illegal on a federal level in 1937. Since, weed’s been at the butt of the dumbest and most illogical propaganda ever created.

Things may change shortly though. Ganja’s becoming too expensive to keep a clamp on. And since our economy is FUBAR, America may just make the change and tax the fuck out of it. The American way.

Though ganja remains illegal, millions a mufucker’s still use it regardless. I decided to survey some bud smokers I know to see how they felt about the drug.


I surveyed 12 people (6 women, 5 men – ages 20 – 25). Would’ve been a hell of a lot more, but hey . . . they’re absentminded ass smokers, so I ain’t trippin. Because so few responded, I’m able to just list all of their answers as opposed to paraphrasing.

Here’s the list of questions I asked:

When did you begin smoking bud, and what made you continue to do so?
How does it make you feel?

How often do you smoke?

Where’s your favorite place to smoke?

How do you prefer to smoke? (blunts, bowls, bongs, etc)

What are some things you enjoy doing while under the influence?

Why do you think people turn their noses up at budsmoker’s ? Does this bother you?

Is there anything else you’d like to share about the subject?

And here’s their answers (all I’m disclosing is their gender):

When did you begin smoking bud, and what made you continue to do so? 

Woman 1: first time when i was 13. more regularly when i was 15. i continued because it is relaxing, everything is better when you’re high, and it chills my nerves.

Man 1: 1st time was in 7th grade, didnt do it again til 10th. started smoking heavy after high school.. i continued cuz i never really liked drinking.

Woman 2: I started smoking when I was 17, it was my senior year in high school. When I got to college I began to do it more because there were so many people around me doing it so it became a very social thing.

Man 2:  14-15 out of curiosity and found my mom n dad roaches so i stole em n smoked em.

Woman 3: I started smoking in the 9th made me paranoid and i swore i would never do it again..the more i did it the more i liked the way i felt..i honestly don’t know why i kept doing it..

Man 3: I grew up around it. Mom sold bud when I was a chap. I tried it when I was 15 on some bullshit, smashed some DQ then didn’t really fuck with it again until I was 18-19, but only periodically. I didn’t become a SMOKER until my junior year of college though. My roommate blew heavy and I fucked with how it made me feel, so it became my vice.

Woman 4: I was 13 – 8th grade. I like the way it makes me feel, I like the smell. I like the way it looks.

Man 4: Sophomore year in High school.

Woman 5: First time-16, but an actual smoker 18. I was in a relationship with someone who smoked everyday & it rubbed off, then stuck.

Man 5: Started when I was 20, was 420 so I tried it with my guys and I got fuggin baked

Woman 6: I started smoking freshman year of college & continued because I liked the way it opened my mind + made me feel.

How does it make you feel? 

Woman 1: answer included in previous answer.

Man 1: usually stress free, imaginative.. sometimes forgetful, but usually i wont feel like doing daily tasks or even getting out of bed unless i smoke first.

Woman 2: When I get high it makes me feel like everything that’s happening in my life doesn’t even matter at that moment. It calms my thoughts that run 1000 mile per hour.

Man 2: high lol

Woman 3: it makes me feel relaxed..comfortable..

Man 3: Makes me feel good, man. Well, depending on the strand. I don’t like shit that makes me lazy/ turns me into a zombie – I like USING my high, dig? But, yeah, it kind of puts life in perspective for me. Nothing’s as big a deal after you smoke . . . worries, insecurities — all that shit goes away when I’m high.

Woman 4: It makes me feel relaxed. I like to smoke when in stressed, having anxiety, mad, happy, there’s no wrong time to smoke. It calms me down. It enlightens me. It makes me happy.

Man 4: Most times, the mood I am in “pre smoking” dictates the way I feel while high. However if I am in a bad mood, smoke enough everything else becomes irrelevant. Yet again, if I smoke enough it’ll highlight the highs or lows I got going on. Most times it’ll make me feel good, a lil paranoid but good.

Woman 5: It relaxes me, let’s me chill out after running around all day & studying, forget about all the other things I’ll need to do eventually. Gets rid of headaches & hangover magic.

Man 5:  it opened up a different part of my mind sort of it was just a different experience cognitively

Woman 6: Lol it makes me feel comfortable & at peace with my mind (most of the time)

How often do you smoke (my slow ass neglected to ask EVERYBODY this question)? 

Man 3: Depends. I’m a writer, so I can’t be high all the time – fucks with my vocab/ sentence structure and all that fun shit. Usually at least once a day in the evening, but lately every other day –  which is good cause the shit’s expensive lol. I used to go ham though.

Woman 4: I smoke errday. At least one session per day.

Man 4: smoke weed everyday ( Nate dogg voice) but for real, when I can/feel like it.”when do I feel like it?” When I wanna get away from everything else around, listen to Mobb Deep – Get Away. Or when I jus wanna “Get Lifted” John Legend. Pretty much,. Anytime other than before work.

Woman 5: Erryday.

Man 5: I smoke daily multiple a day.

Woman 6: I smoke every day.

Where’s your favorite place to smoke? 

Woman 1: Where ever i wont be bothered. outside is always nice.

Man 1: at the beach

Woman 2: My favorite place to smoke is in my room because I have a black light and that shit trips my ass out!

Man 2: drivin in the car or in the studio

Woman 3: honestly at home.. whether its with music, writing, reading, eating, sleeping, watching t.v. or fucking..i can chill the way i want to there..

Man 3: I like being outdoors. Toes in sand and shit. Blue skies above me. Or surrounded by trees or overlooking a river. I’m kind of hippie. But I dig smoking in the crib too, preferably with a friend or too. Smoking’s 10 x’s better when it’s a social activity.

Woman 4: (she forgot to answer this jawn)

Man 4: Favorite place. My home. Being comfortable is key, n I’m always comfortable at home. But when I was in college living the dorm life, shit was nice, always having someone to smoke with. Now it’s whatever, solo or 4 deep packed in a bathroom, I get high.

Woman 5: In my bed. Otherwise, home.  Just the least sketch scenarios possible.

Man 5: I mostly use bowls or bongs if it’s a group of people we will roll up

Woman 6: my favorite place is probably at my friends apartment in uptown but in the summer at the beach or a park fosho.

How do you prefer to smoke? (blunts, bowls, bongs, etc) 

Woman 1: Anything glass. The occasional blunt or joint is always nice, though.

Man 1: blunts, papers, & bowl

Woman 2: I prefer to smoke joints. No black lips! But I don’t mind smoking out of pretty much anything that gets me high.

Man 2: papers or glassware

Woman 3: started with blunts..prefer papers but really the apparatus doesn’t matter as long as the weeds good.

Man 3: Depends what I’m on. Like . . . if I’m having a conversation and shit or outside, I like smoking blunts or joints. If it’s just me or 2-3 other people, I prefer a bowl cause I don’t have to use as much weed. If I’m trying to get FUCKED up, a bong, which also saves weed. I’m all about conservation lol.

Woman 4: I prefer blunts. A blunt to the dome as a matter in fact. It’s gotta be an original swisher or tequila. Everything else takes away from the taste and smell. Grapes are the worse, but I’m just starting to get into blueberry. Sweet but not overpowering. Then comes Monica, my beautiful bowl with a choke. Then a bong, then a joint. Vaporizer is cool too, but it’s a different high… Nice to smoke when you’re tryna hide the stench.

Man 4: “inhaling vapors out the smoking volcano” vaporizer all the way, but second to that is a blunt fr sure.

Woman 5: The 3 B’s: 1- blunts 2-bongs 3-bowls

Woman 6: I prefer papers, bowls or bongs (blunts are too harsh).

What are some things you enjoy doing while under the influence? 

Woman 1: Sex, sleep, eat, and be entertained by some form of comedy.

Man 1: drawing, watch movies, & sex.

Woman 2: I enjoy playing the Wii, I love having great high conversations. I love to listen to music and spoke word. I also love to dance when I’m high make me feel some kinda way that I can’t explain.

Man 2: makin music my fav. , partyin, kickin it ….shit bein alive.

Woman 3: i like riding in the car smoking and listening to music night though..summer nights like that are the best..

Man 3: Man…EVERTHING. Fuck with adobe illustrator, writing scripts (I always go back and edit any fucked up grammar, but the ish I come up with *slowhead nod*), writing rhymes/ rappin, EATING..nigga everything’s more banging, watching movies, playing video games, hoopin, sexin, fugginnn . . . listening to music is probably my MOST favorite thing to do though.

Woman 4: I love being outside. Fishing. Bonfires. A walk in the park, you get the picture. Going to the mall, movies, smoking before a night out. Like I said, there is no wrong occasion to get high…

Man 4: Besides eating, jus chilling, talking non sense, being around good people. Let me take a hit real quick and I’ll tell ya. (Friday Night Lights is on!!) ah snap.WATCHING TV!!!

Woman 5: I party, watch tv, study, or play catch or something outside when it’s nice, go snowboarding, but obviously I’m most often just chilling at home with friends geekin’ out.

Woman 6: under the influence…I like to be in nature, having deep convo, doing art, hitting Target (ritual Haha) watching tv, it really depends on the high.

Why do you think people turn their noses up at budsmoker’s ? Does this bother you? 

Woman 1: I think it is because it is not legal. I dont give a shit about them niggas.

Man 1: because it makes them feel a different way than it may make another person feel. usually the same person to judge those that smoke heavy either drink a lot or dont drink at all. and yes, at times it does bother me.

Woman 2: I think people look bad upon smokers because they may have been there before and may feel there is a better way of life. Others just don’t understand the reason behind doing it and maybe wish to do it themselves but may be scared. It bothers me when I am high and people have something to say and try to ruin my high Like what’s done is done I’m high so let me enjoy this and we can talk deep tomorrow. But when people are just looking and some more shit I just ignore that shit.

Man 2: cuz its “illegal” they dont understand the sub culture n no i smoke freely as if it is

Woman 3: anything illegal is taboo..there are a lot of weed smokers (former and current) that don’t admit it in fear of what others it doesn’t bother me..honestly what other people think is the least of my concerns..if i cared i probably wouldnt smoke

Man 3: Ignorance. Don’t knock something until you’ve tried it. How the fuck you gon turn your nose up yet get your ULTIMATE ass drink on? o_O Drinking is WAYYYYY worse than weed. So please. Fuck out my face. It only bothers me when nigga’s try and preach to me. It’s cool if u don’t fuck wit bud, but don’t try and get me not to fuck with it. To each their own.

Woman 4: Those that turn their nose I believe have had a bad experience with bud. Some don’t like the smell and others simply don’t like the high. It doesn’t bother me, just don’t tell me I’m a bad person, I’m wrong, and try to bring me down because I don’t wanna be like you.

Man 4: Naysayers say because either they haven’t tried it or have tried it enough. Smoking weed isn’t for everyone, cool, no problem. But to never have tried and then knock it isn’t. The ones who’ve tried it enough probably went through a phase and found flaws with it personally.

( too many drunken high thoughts into this survey )

Don’t hassle me for being high because you don’t like being high. It’s my high life!

Man 5: I think it’s frowned on just because how it’s portrayed. Ever since you start school your pounded about how drugs are all bad . . .

It’s just like people have these negative connotations about something they never tried 

Woman 5: Because they can’t look past the medical purposes, they just think kids want pot legal so they can get high. But obviously some people can’t handle smoking pot, addicts use pot and it does become the ‘gateway’ drug for them and furthers their addiction. It doesn’t bother me whatsoever, after all all smokers love Bob “Who are you to judge the life I live?” & I got my shit straight, multiple jobs, ballin’ grades no one can say shit to me. Haha cept the police.

Woman 6: People turn their noses up at bud smokers probably because they’re not budsmokers lol I firmly believe everyone should smoke a lil ganja once in awhile + no I don’t care what people think of my habits, it becomes a lifestyle, a relationship with Mary if you will lol.

Is there anything else you’d like to share about the subject? 

Woman 1: (didn’t answer)

Man 1: Not at the moment.

Woman 2: I’ve actually took a 21 day break from smoking weed because so many people had a lot to say about it and how I was using it. So I had to re evaluate m life and I have come to the conclusion that I like it! And i know that too much isn’t so good for me because I forget and get distracted. So I have found my limits and have a better understanding of how I myself should be using it. I would say to others that are using just be aware of yourself at all times because it can get overwhelming but your always in control of your actions.

Man 2: (didn’t answer)

Woman 3: yep, weed is awesome… lol

Man 3: I don’t agree with kids smoking. I think it’s an 18 plus drug. That shit can consume you if you’re not mature about it. Homework stops getting done, school gets skipped – all that shit. Some niggas are hella irresponsible about blowing — We’ve all let weed stop us from doing some shit, but when it becomes a habit, you need to reevaluate shit. Bum ass smokers are the niggas that give weed a bad rap lol.

Woman 4: Hm… I will just say that when it comes time that my daughter/kids start smoking, I will have no problem. I might smoke with them when they are old enough (18+). If I find that my kids are smoking as young as I was… I would probably let them smoke in the house where I know they are safe. I might provide, but not all the time. It’s all about safety, I wanna know that they’re not smoking some laced shit. Oh yes, and this is very important- my herbs must always be the finest “dro”. You will never see me settling for that brick, that Reggie reggae, that bobby brown. Nope! I also enjoy eating weed. Cookies, brownies, it’s all good.

Man 4: (didn’t answer)

Woman 5: I don’t support drugs & I don’t do drugs. I smoke pot, a plant grown naturally on our Planet.

Woman 6: Anything else to share? Hmm weed isn’t to be abused & smoked necessarily at all hours of the day because I nerd a sense of reality in my life lol personally, I need to slow down & have simply because it can become a crutch for outlying factors in one’s life.

That just took me a long fucking time to post lol – Nonetheless, there’s the opinion of some of the bud smoker’s I know.

Last Thoughts:

I hope the nonsmoker community learned something from this post. It wasn’t intended to sway you into smoking. II wrote this so you’d stop fucking bothering us about smoking.

Anywho — I encourage y’all to comment. All this weed talk got me wanted to smoke. So I’ll holla,

Later days – MicRNS

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