I quit drinking several years ago after realizing I couldn’t take the bad side effects any longer. I looked horrible on a day to day basis. I consistently felt withdrawal symptoms whenever I was stuck waiting for another beer or to get anywhere where I could buy 1. When my wife asked to have a sit down, she leveled with me about my downward spiral. Hearing it in her words snapped me out of the feedback loop in my mind and I had a fire burning inside to change and stop the substance abuse. After getting alcohol free, I decided to try marijuana for the reasons I consistently self-medicated with booze. Even though cannabis is still an intoxicant, it’s completely different from alcohol. The latter is a literal poison, killing brain cells and ruining your liver and digestive tract. It’s so addictive the withdrawal symptoms from severe long term use can literally kill you if you’re not good about it. Even though marijuana still has a minimal addictive character, it was worth the risk. I’m glad I took the dive and decided to give cannabis a chance. It eases my anxieties and quells my depressive thoughts really easy. Whenever I drank booze, I never felt like the drink was successfully calming my nerves like I thought it should. Cannabis is great as well because as a plant, it has so many differences in strain selection. I have stuck with indica strains from the cannabis dispensary because they’re the most sedating and pain relieving ones. I’m fascinated by strains that have green buds in them. I have been told it has to do with the temperature in which they were grown.