I am new to this site and also new to growing. i am currently in Michigan, USA somewhere around Detroit. I have been a medical user for 9 years now after I broke 4 vertebrae in my lower back in an accident. Somehow the doctors thought that 4-6 Vicodin ES a day was better for me than weed, so I took up my own campaign. When I tried taking that shit they prescribed me it cause rampant and very serious mood swings as well as a very noticeable spike in my blood pressure, triggering Migraines, so I say Pass that Damn Pipe. and stick these pills somewhere else, they may work for others but there not or me.
I smoke everyday, unless a dry snap has caused a lack of product or a spike in prices that my income can't support. Specifically why I decided to grow once legalized in the state of Michigan for medicinal purposes.
Everyone who knows me knows I smoke. i am a bit of a hermit and a loner, so I don't smoke with a lot of people besides my sweetie, but when I do go out and about 99% of my friend partake of the fine cheba with me.
I have 3 children and two of them are under 18 and still at home. I have NEVER lied to my children about my MJ use. I have used periodically since high school prior to my injury. My father used and NEVER NEVER hid it from me. We have Cherokee Indian Ancestry. Weed grew wild in my grand mothers back yard and my family passed the peace pipe so this was never an issue. However i was raised down south, and definitely believe in spanking of the out of control or out of his or her mind child. This coupled with my belief in using weed has caused me problems. Just year before last, the year prior to them passing the medical use laws here in Michigan my daughter (who is Bipolar, ADHD and ODD) who was 12 at the time cut up 300 dollars worth of clothes cause she wanted shorts and short sleeved shirts....I whipped her ass good as this was an on going problem, and as a single mother on SSDI who receives no help or child support from her father of any kind, I can't afford to buy new clothes cause she cut them up. Anyway,she got some bruising on her bottom and went to school and told a teacher that I abuse her regularly...Which is a lie, this child hadn't had a spanking in over 3 years prior to that, but anyway. She told them that I beat her regularly and that I smoke weed everyday. I had never tried to hide anything from her, as it wasn't hidden from me and I think that made me more understanding, knowledgeable and accepting. Well the state took my children required me to take parenting and anger management classes as well as weekly random drug screen to prove I had quit using MJ. I never lied always told the court I smoked for medicinal purposes, since once my daughter snitched they tested and i failed, there was no sense in lying about it. The judge actually looked me right in the eyes in May of 2008. 6 months prior to this herb being legalized and asked me who died and made me a doctor, with the knowledge and education to decide that illegal Medical use of MJ was appropriate? I told her My doctors all knew and supported my decision to self medicate with herb, and that I was much healthier smokng weed that I could ever be taking 4-6 Vivodine ES a day and risking stroke because of high blood pressure, and that dealing with my daughters issues, if I wasn't a smoker I would have ended up in the court for REAL ABUSE many years earlier. Instead of ending up in court because someone doesn't understand that certain children need that firm hand of knowledge across the seat of learning so that there will be less of a learning curve in the class of family values and expectations. In total it took me 14 months to get my kids out of foster care, but I haven't changed anything I still smoke, my kids still know it, I refuse to hide it and now that Michigan has passed the medical use laws I have begun to grow. Right now I have two plants 5 days into flowering, just waiting to see sex so I can re pot to bigger pot, these are in a room in the basement with a 400w Metal Halide. I have toasted a couple of the leaves trying to get the lighting right. Everything I have heard about the 400w MH says 10 to 12 inches from tip to bulb, but that seems too much heat. and I have a closet with my next grow going in the master bedroom. in here I have 11 that are all 3 weeks old today. These are growing in 1 gallon pots. the 6 largest are growing under (6) 23w cfl bulbs and 5 are growing under (2) 4 foot long phillips plant and aquarium bulbs. I constantly rotate them to keep the larger ones under the cfl and the smaller or more fragile ones under the fluorescents. I will keep these in the closet until they go to flower in the next 2 weeks or when they hit 10inches height, then will switch them to the flowering room in the basement.
Well this is lengthy and I could probably go on forever, so I will go now, it was good finding this forum. I have started a grow diary and welcome all to look it over and give me some feed back, lots of feedback....I have posted some pictures to my album, but can't figure out how to reduce the picture enough to get it into a thread, so I will have to work on that....
Pass that Pipe!!