I’ve been smoking weed for almost 16 years now, after starting in my early teens. I’ve experienced the fun of being a stoner at every stage of my youth, and I can tell you that as you get older, being a stoner only gets better and better. Being a stoner at any age is awesome, but being a stoner in your 30s is super dope.
You’ve Got Your Life In Order
Unlike when you are in your late teens and twenties, by the time you hit your thirties you’ve got things more or less figured out (unless you’re some kind of super over achiever, which I was definitely not when I was in my early twenties). You’re hopefully done with college and you have a steady job. You’re hardcore partying days are mostly behind you. My point is that people are not going to be bothering you so much about your herb habit, especially if you’re already moderately successful.
You’re Better At Budgeting
I don’t know about you, but I was terrible with budgeting money when I was in my early twenties. I used to spend around $300 a week on weed, which naturally left me with no money for anything else, with the exception of rent (and more weed). Now, I still suck at budgeting, but I’m waaay better than I was a decade ago. I know now to budget for other things like food and my power bill first, then I’m allowed to treat myself.
You Know How To Conserve
When I was in my late teens and early twenties, conservation and cannabis didn’t even belong in the same sentence. My motto was “smoke if you got it.” As far as I was concerned I could always just buy more. This was how I came to spend 300 a week on pot. Now, I’ve learned how to conserve my stash, and I know that just because I have it doesn’t mean I have to smoke it. Cutting out the hourly bong bowls to myself really went a long way when it came to learning how to conserve my herb.
Your Brain Is Done Developing
Your brain is done developing at the age of twenty five, which means that potential side effects such as short term memory loss are less likely to be a problem for stoners over 25. I actually have noticed a difference in the way being stoned feels now, versus ten or even only five years ago. Indicas make me feel less socially awkward than they did then; sativas make me feel more energetic, to the point where smoking is closer to resembling a stimulant to me.
Cannabis Makes Aging Easier
As much as I am loathe to admit it, I can feel myself getting older. My back hurts more than it used to, my bones are starting to creak, and I’m also more short tempered than I used to be. As you well know, cannabis is an amazing plant with tons of health benefits. Naturally smoking herb makes getting older a hell of a lot better than not smoking herb. My back pain vanishes instantly after smoking a fat indica bowl, and it makes me feel like less of a curmudgeon too.
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