Now that it has been 5 years without any use of weed, it is sometimes hard to believe what my life used to be like.. My disclaimer for this topic is that when is comes to the use of medical marijuana I have nothing against it if it is truly helping or healing someone. My personal experience however was quite different. I come from a history of addiction and substance abuse. For me, weed was no different. I smoked daily just to "get by". Smoking was a way for me to escape my reality and shut off my emotional body. I understand that many people feel differently about this topic, but again I am only here to share my story. I could not be happier or feel more healthy and alive than I do today. I can say with confidence that if I had continued to smoke, I would NOT be where I am now.