Some of my fellow stoner friends are really lazy in general. I like to take rips of strong kush strains as much as the next person, but it doesn’t make me any less productive or determined in my day to day life. If anything, having cannabis as a way to calmly and safely discharge after a long day of stress is a huge benefit to my short term and long term life. Although I’m a biased cannabis lover who doesn’t get great effects from alcohol in the first place, I still think that it’s not even remotely comparable to cannabis on a medical level. It doesn’t interact with the endocannabinoid system, which plays a key role in the neurological process of pain receptors throughout the body.
Alcohol is considered to increase anxiety and depression in users over time, something that certain strains of cannabis easily avoid. However, “cannabis” is so broad that it’s easy to forget that there are three broad categories of different kinds of strains. Of the sativa, indica, and hybrid strains, there are now hundreds, if not thousands of various strains that have been cultivated around the globe in the past 60 to 70 years.
You need to find the right cannabis strains that work for your body and your individual medical needs. Some people need sedating indica strains for stress or insomnia relief, while people like myself cannot survive without energizing sativas during daytime hours. On top of knowing what strains work for you, you also need to consume your cannabis carefully and cleanly. That means cleaning out your old bongs and pipes on a regular basis. Bong water can become an immediate source for fungal growth and should not be used after it has sat out for a day or two.