Newbies view of forum
I have just been reading the thread on a member struggle with depression and how they have managed to find help and I'd just like to say how nice it has been to read a supportive thread here on the forum.
I have been reading through the threads as a newbie and was beginning to wonder if this was a place for me. Why? Because so many threads support the outside World view that those who use/grow cannabis are foul mouthed, law breaking idiots.
Sorry for any offence this causes, it is just I came here because I am looking for a way to treat my pain naturally and hoped to find sensible threads by people who use/grow for various reasons, many medical. Unfortunately, most of the threads I have read seem to contain a stream of foul language, little thought for others feelings and what I call 'gang english'. For me though, the worst is reading about people advising you tell your GP that you are using cannabis for a 'medical' reason so it is on file if you get caught, despite not really using for that reason.
In my mind it is things like this that do not help the fight to get cannabis legalised, especially for those of us that live with medical conditions that it could make a difference to.
As a newbie I'm probably going to get grief for this thread, but so be it. If that's the case then I will ask the moderator cancel my membership with the forum as it will prove that this is really not the place for me. Sorry.
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I don't know what part of the forum you stumbled upon but it aint all bad, in fact I love this site and its members. I try my hardest to help people and to be nice. I'm sorry you feel this way. Try sticking about to see if you change your mind.
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Elly don't go
Really, we all have a laugh and a joke, we all take the piss, if this offends you then maybe you are in the wrong place?
But don't take the front as the real thc talk
I've been here just.over a year, in that year iv learnt more than I did in school, my plants are now something to be proud of and I have met a few good people on here. Thctalk is the bees knees
So stick around elly and let us prove that this is the place for ya
After all, we are all here for the same reason
If anybody gets on your tits then either ignore, report or fuckin have em back
We are all adults
Hope ya stay
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Hi Elly and welcome to the forum.
As with all internet forums, you will get the odd 'keyboard warrior' who's sole intention seems to be to belittle other members. Thankfully we have an Ignore function which allows us to choose who we'd like to read posts from and who we'd rather not.
There are plenty of guys and gals on here who genuinely use Cannabis for medication. I'm sure you'll run into a few if you stick around.
If you look past the odd daft post/thread you will find a lot of interesting, helpful information on the forum.
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The problem with forums and text in general is its expressionless i agree we have a few members that are quite high strung, quik to hurl abuse, take the p*ss & give snide comments but overall we are a mix of people that are generally pretty friendly and do lookout for each others wellbeing if the problem is serious it will be handled seriously but as in life arguements do happen & abuse does occasionally get slung.
Stick around & you will see..
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Just because we're "foul mouthed, law breaking idiots" doesn't mean we don't care.
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every oen there right to air there opinion good post but i dont know what thread your talking about :/
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I don't see the problem with people saying they use it for medical even if you think they don't. I have no illnesses atm but I consider that I use it recreationally as well medically for the way this herb has helped me in bad times, usually mental ones, it's not much different than using the chemical drugs mentioned in the thread you are talking about for depression for me. We all live under the thumb of terrorists who may take our lives, wives, houses, freedom and jobs for growing this plant so anyway to mitigate that, you'd have to be daft not too.
I don't think it derails the legislation fight because of some people claiming medical when they are not, in your eyes, medical. It doesn't change the facts of this plant and there are many interesting to medicine, the problem is the societal system we live in and the people who keep the status quo, not people using it undeservedly imo.
For example it might bring some bad press especially from the people who are against medicinal marijuana, but in the USA a lot of people are getting it when they don't "need" it, but how are they harming it? in fact I'd argue they are pushing up demand for these dispensaries and the weed they sell and in a way helping to make it more mainstream than it would be if just medicinal people obtained it.
Were stronger as one. Hope you stay around, there are a few bad eggs and crazy people on the forum like any community you can join, I guarantee it, I've been a member of most lol, but there's also a lot of nice, understanding and helpful people like you saw in that thread. I was actually gonna reply to that thread comparing it to another I had read a few hours prior over at grasscity and how the one at grasscity got closed and snide ass comments mostly. I don't think you'll find nicer people on a forum like this to be honest because this drug attracts people from all walks of life with different views and opinions but it's something that I think is a strength if it's managed right, you gotta remember we have people from likely under 18 up until 60? 70s? who may use this place, a mixed crowd of different people. You could probably find a medicinal only user board if you have a google though
Peace man it's an interesting point you raised anyway even if you did kind of insult us all lol
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we do have a medical section, just to let you know.
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I do think there's a lot of hypocrisy spouted about the whole legalisation thang. This site is specifically a community of people who grow weed & swap their knowledge about it. There is, undoubtedly, strong support for those who wish to see change in legislation & those who campaign for it. We would be silly not to support that. We have several alumni who are forging ahead, changing the world (or at least attempting to). & we have nothing but support & encouragement for them.
However, this site was never intended to be a refuge for Medical Cannabis users. I would say we welcome them, as we do all cannabis users but it's not specific to any kind of user other than people who grow the stuff.
Let's face it, we have tens of thousands of 'visitors' to the site who never sign up. They just come in to find what they need & then go & use the information they've gleaned & go off & grow weed for themselves. THAT'S what this site is about.
Some of us choose to hang around here & have a laugh & that's why you get the sort of in-grouping & bitching that everyone has been recently complaining about. But it doesn't stop this site in it's Original Intent - to disseminate good information about growing decent cannabis, for whatever reason you may choose to do it. Swap ideas & know how & be inspired by others.
The fact that us 'Members' can have a bit of a laugh along the way is merely a boon.
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Thanks for all the replies. I've been reading the medical section as well as other sections and have seen some good stuff, but have had to go through a lot of rubbish to find it. I just think it is a shame that the sort of view I have had is the type that makes people think cannabis users are all a bad bunch.
Juice - I did not mean for my message to be an insult, I just wanted to tell people how I saw the forum as a Newbie. Please accept my apologises if I offended you and the same goes to anyone else I may have offended. As Budmore pointed out the expressionlessness of forums does not help.
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Gotta be honest, Elly.. what I personally find far more repugnant is this idea that 'cannabis users' have to be all grouped together and be defined as this thing or that thing. They aren't a collective group of unified personalities.. they're individual people that use cannabis.
Originally Posted by Elly
I actually object to having other cannabis users tell me what I should or shouldn't be like just because I use cannabis.
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We all come with are own thoughts and well most people now days are more Vocal then when I was young as to 'gang english', the fact is in a lot of ways we are hidden behind a computer screen it's much easier to #1 say F U to someone and two to miss under stand what someone post, and take it wrong. I've been on other Forums before and I think this is the best Forum I ever been on with the help that is given and yeah it took me a bit to under stand some people's humor, but I have learned so much from THC and it's members!
I am a Medical user too, and never used Cannabis till a few years ago but it's sure helped me. I Like CBD strains, and others want that couchlock but be it THC or CBD it's medicine, and a lot better then 99% of the Drugs the Dr's give out. I really got to get to bed have to be up in a few hours..
Treat others as you would like to be treated.
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Try not to judge everyone based on what a few threads may say,there are alot of very experienced growers here and many people who use cannabis for a vast set of ailments.Im sure you will find plenty of nice people and great growing info here if you keep an open mind and give it a chance.welcome and i hope you enjoy your stay.
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