I think the timing of my life when I started smoking weed was super influential into my relationship with weed. If I started smoking weed when I was in the deepest of my depression when I was in high school I probably would’ve felt the need to have it and i would’ve been addicted. But I started smoking weed after I got help and it was not something that I rely on it’s just something to enhance my mood or just make me laugh I just do it for fun. It never started from me being reliable or using it for an escape. Hope that made sense.
it’s funny that you mention loved ones trying to quit smoking because the past 5 months i was smoking so often because i wasn’t getting high the same anymore and i was chasing this intense head high. i took a week tolerance break and smoked a bit of weed for the first time today since and i’ve appreciated the high way more. i think i’m going to regularly take tolerance breaks. i love weed, i won’t ever fully stop smoking because of the amazing effects it has on my mental health and chronic pain. but breaks feel like a vital part in not becoming dependent on it.