Weed Cigarettes and Debt
Can weed cigarettes and debt be linked together like that? Sure, they can! Especially if you've found yourself weighing the pros and cons of which of those two gas stations will best suit your immediate needs more than once.
What do I mean? Well, your debts aren't always going to be financial obstacles. There will be times when you're offered routes in life that will seem better than others, and you'll be seen as crazy if you don't jump on board... but let's figure out how to tell if it's actually worth it to become indebted to someone.
What are Weed Cigarettes?
Weed cigarettes, my lovelies, are better known in today's age as joints. Joints and weed cigarettes are simply smokable papers filled with marijuana. Joints, spliffs, blunts, doobies, etc., are various weed cigarette terms.
What is Debt?
Something you owe, usually to someone else. Getting a cash loan is the same as acquiring a debt. You're borrowing money you're supposed to pay back, in other words. You can be in debt to someone for their services, too, though, just so you know! Don't forget about someone who has spent half their day or longer doing something for you without being paid or rewarded by you for it. You're technically in debt to them and should take them out to lunch for their service if nothing else!
Oh, and if rent and bills are due, you're in debt until you pay them.
So How are They Tied Together?
We all know by now how much weed impacts our mental status. It usually lubricates our brains with warm fuzzies and tingly sensations better known as happiness or pleasure. Some of us might also experience a difference in our bodies during the high of weed. These two reactions are usually positive, but can be negative in some cases.
Some people react poorly to pot and develop paranoia. Some will become more anxious and depressed or less open. Other people will tell you that their minds and bodies have been rejuvenated upon smoking weed. Our realities will all be a bit different from one another's.
When Weed Becomes a Priority, You Pay
Not just literally, because that's where debt comes into play. If you're not too familiar with many aspects of the weed world, there are weed dealers. These people aren't always what you'd expect... especially today. A dealer is someone who sells specialty goods. In this case, weed is the specialty product.
Someone could just "help you" find and purchase pot from another dealer, but they're technically dealing with you as well! These guys are usually just our friends, though, and seen as middlemen instead of actual dealers.
Anyway, since pot pleases so many people, it's in pretty high demand... no pun intended. Since it's in high demand, the price for weed can be a little steeper than harder drugs. That's a main point to gateway drugs, as well. Many are tempted to seek those harder drugs because they want to feel as good as they do with weed without the cost. Since the effects of pot wear off sooner than many stoners would like, harder drugs can become more appealing to chronic smokers for the lengthier, altered states.
But that's the focus point here, as well... how weed makes you feel. When you deal with daily issues such as depression or anxiety (hopefully not both!), you're likely to be pleased with the effects of weed. When the chemicals aren't too harsh for your body, a sense of relief and happiness washes over you within seconds of smoking and lingers for minutes to hours.
When you reward your anxious or depressed mind with weed, it can quickly turn against you. The next time you're at work, and your eye twitches due to your anxiety levels, you may find yourself relentlessly wishing for a blunt to "ease your pain." The drug is already gaining power over you at that point, but if you can leave it at that without giving in, you are more powerful than your temptation.
We have now arrived at the area in question. What do people tend to do when their weed dealers become (or already are) their friends? They tend to rack up a weed debt! How? By being "fronted" marijuana in "times of need."
It's easy to become a chronic weed smoker without awareness of the problem. You may not see anything wrong with smoking a few bowls of weed a day. But couldn't that be similar to having a few beers a day? Doesn't drinking beer that often increase your likeliness to develop a "beer gut?" Smoking weed often increases your chances of addiction.
When you become addicted to weed, you'll find yourself bartering with people. For example, I heard someone ask if they could trade some of their anxiety medicine for some marijuana at a music festival last year. Two completely different things, but those two people probably use the two substances frequently, if not interchangeably.
When you're ready to barter for weed, you're ready to take on debt for weed... and that isn't good. It's one thing to let yourself unwind once in a blue moon. It's another to have more than one weed dealer on standby for you at all times. When most people get weed, they inquire, pay, and receive the kind buds.
When you are addicted to weed, you may find yourself getting closer to your dealer for the sole purpose of being able to "borrow" bud... because bills are due, and you still want to get high, duh! All jokes aside, this might not be harmful in itself.
Move Ahead, Don't Acquire Marijuana Debt
You're here because you wanted to quit smoking weed, most likely. That means you're strong-willed because weed is harder than cigarettes to let go of, in many instances. It makes you happier as a whole, generally, than cigarettes do. So do yourself a favor and erase your dealers' numbers from your phone. Don't get that quarter-ounce of weed fronted to you anymore. Especially if you can't pay for it immediately. It's a lot easier to leave something behind when you don't have to make payments on it in the future... remember that, if nothing else at all!