Reasons for smoking your weed pure…
Over here in Amsterdam, we’re still mainly smoking our weed with tobacco. It’s just the way it has been for the past decades. But lately, the number of smokers that roll pure joints is growing. This is something we’re happy about, because we can come up with a whole list of reasons not to put tobacco in your joint. So…. Why don’t we just sum those reasons up for y’all. Here we go friends!
This first point only really applies men. One of the powerful messages you can send men, especially younger men, is that smoking tobacco greatly increases the risk of impotence. Smoking tobacco affects the blood vessels, making it harder for them to dilate – including those responsible for causing an erection.
This, understandably, makes it hard for the body to get it up and maintain it. If this sounds like a struggle you have, and you use tobacco with your weed, giving it up can put that spring back into your step (and your unmentionables).
Smoking tobacco regularly, whether it is alone or with cannabis, changes the very biochemical nature of your skin. For example, using tobacco can deprive the cells in your skin of the oxygen they need to perform their processes efficiently. This causes the aging process to speed up, leaving smokers with unhealthy, and often wrinkly leathery skin well before their time. If you stop using tobacco, this ceases to be an issue.
Research from John Hopkins University found that people who used tobacco were four times more likely to have a bad night’s sleep compared to a non-tobacco user. It was thought that this was likely a result of nicotine withdrawals. Quitting tobacco use when smoking cannabis, and getting over the nicotine withdrawals, will leave your body in a much better condition to get a good night’s sleep, as cannabis doesn’t contain nicotine.
Smoking gradually worsens sense of smell, and through it, taste. This makes it hard to pick up on for tobacco users, but they may eventually notice that food becomes lacklustre, missing the flavours and aromas they remember it having. Whilst this onset is gradual, once tobacco use is properly halted, this sense of taste and smell comes back in one go!
Tobacco smoke is full of shit. There is no dispute about this. One side effects of such smoke is yellow staining – usually the teeth, hands and fingernails. Whilst quitting the use of tobacco with your weed won’t be an immediate fix, it will allow the build up to stop. This will help the skin and nails to go back to normal with time, as well as your teeth with more time and possible intervention. This is not a problem with pure weed, as it does not contain the plethora of chemicals and toxins that are responsible.
Plus people who use tobacco often tend to have that distinct ash tray smell about them. It is horrible. This is because the chemicals tobacco contains linger in its smoke, causing it to seep into your hair and clothing.
Tobacco causes addiction, and we mean proper full-on physiological addiction. This is thanks to nicotine, a stimulant that digs its claws into your body. Cannabis on the other hand, despite fearmongering, is not physiologically addictive. In some cases it is possible to form a mild psychological dependence on cannabis, but this is nowhere near the same thing, and is extremely rare. By dropping tobacco out of your high, you can get rid of the constant need and unhealthy reliance tobacco creates.
It is well established that tobacco smoke greatly increases the risk of lung cancer, often being a direct cause. This risk still persists whilst used in conjunction with cannabis, so you are best just not using it. You may think that smoking is smoking, and that you still run a risk with pure cannabis. But the difference in risk is staggering. There is even research to suggest that potential protective properties of cannabis prevent it from increasing the risk of lung cancer, and that it there is no link between long term cannabis use and adverse lung heath.
This point is more for those who also smoke pure tobacco. Thanks to the addiction, smoking tobacco can be a costly habit. It is not unusual for a regular tobacco smoker to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day (or the equivalent). Depending on where you live in the EU, this can be quite expensive! Just think of the money you could save if you stopped using it. This money could be used elsewhere… like getting more weed!
Despite being extremely obvious, this has got to be the best point. Tobacco smoke hurts your health in so many ways (more than listed here). By halting its use whenever you roll up your weed, you save your entire body all kinds of stress, disease, and potential problems. If you stop using tobacco, you stop cutting your life short. Simple.
Thanks for reading this here,
Best Friends Amsterdam