I used to smoke weed everyday for multiple years at a time. from 17 to 25, I smoked nearly everyday, with only a year break. Excessive weed usage is not good at all, but it made me learn everything about jazz, electronica, rock music lol.
Weed did gave me a lot of insight, and I dont know if I would be a buddhist without its help.
I dont smoke anymore, I cannot smoke because I have a obsessive temperament.
What interest me however is people who are able to smoke once a month. Weed, and thats a fact, can give insight, profound ones even, when you are able to control your mind while on it.
The most important insight is always this:" men, you should be more happy from day-to-day and less negative", or " you are so attached to your body" or whatever. Its like weed allow one to see how, when sober, one is negative or reflect on his behavior more objectively. We are all so subjective!
some people in here that answered the thread againt the use of weed would be quite shocked, while high, to re-read themselves. Some of you sounds like frustrated children.
Weed is just entertainment, it wont bring you to enlgightment, but writing in this thread wont either.
While their is truth in, at one point, one will dont even want to smoke weed at all if he's far enough in his practise, but most of us arent.
Problem with any wordly habits its that it creates attachment to sensual desire, but coffee, good food, sex, watching a movie, taking a too long shower, taking a walk all can qualifie as creating attachment.
I honestly dont understand the strong position against weed. You Guys are breaking preceipts, insulting each other, filled with negative emotion, talking about weed usage.