5 Misconceptions About Daily Pot Smokers

1. Daily pot users are lazy.

There is no scientific proof that smoking weed makes you lazy or unmotivated. Yes, smoking pot may make people relaxed and makes people want to chill out. The way I see it, people are either motivated or lazy and what they choose to smoke has very little to do with that. Coming from someone who does smoke weed every day, I can honestly say that I have smoked weed and written papers, cleaned a house, ran errands, gone to work, etc. It all depends on what type of person you are. If you're the type who smokes and melts into the couch for hours, maybe it's a good idea to take car of your tasks first, then smoke up.


2. Daily pot smokers are unmotivated

This is another one that I'd have to disagree with wholeheartedly from a personal stance. As a three time college graduate, full time employee, and full time parent, I can honestly say that I am a motivated person with or without smoking weed. If I have a goal in sight, that goal is on the forefront of my mind. Smoking weed doesn't inhibit me from attaining that goal. It doesn't push me to the goal either. I will say, that when I feel like my plate is too full, and I have too much going on, smoking bud calms my mind and makes me feel relaxed. Definitely not unmotivated.


3. Daily pot smokers kill an enormous amount of brain cells

The research about this topic are very shady. Many people have heard this ‘fact’ because it’s based on research that was done during the first reefer madness movement. Scientists did a poorly performed study on monkeys where they pumped them full of so much smoke from marijuana that they suffocated them. What’s one of the first signs of suffocation? That’s right, brain damage. This study was used in the anti-marijuana propaganda so prohibitionists could keep marijuana illegal. It's crazy the lengths that the man will go through to try to keep marijuana illegal. The best way to combat that is to stay informed.

No study has even been done that has scientifically proven that marijuana kills brain cells.


​2. Daily users are addicted to marijuana 

Yes, it’s pretty easy to get into the habit of smoking pot on a daily basis, but it’s not physically addictive. Marijuana does not produce any withdrawal symptoms, no matter how heavy someone uses it.  When I was pregnant, I quit smoking pot for a year and had no problems doing so. No cold sweats, no chills, no puking, or gross bowel movements. I was a little cranky but not 'sick' by any means. However, everyone is different so quitting may be harder for some than others, but there is no universal withdrawal for every user.


​1. Daily users will eventually move on to heavier drugs.

This is one of the most ridiculous misconceptions of daily drug users. Smoking weed everyday does not mean that you'll start smoking crack or shoot heroin. ​ Pot was one of the first drugs I used, and I did experiment with ‘harder’ drugs later in life, but I can personally say that pot didn’t lead me to those drugs. I would have tried them no matter what. I also know a lot of pot smokers who’ve never done any other drug in their entire life, as well as a coke head who’s never smoked pot a day in his life. It truly depends on the individual, their personality and the type of people that they associate with. Plus, the effects ‘harder’ drugs are much different from the effects of pot. If you’re into smoking pot and sitting in front of the tube for the night then I highly doubt that you’re going to be into snorting a line of coke. Two completely different highs. Two completely different feelings.

Patrice Felder
Patrice Felder


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