(I searched for a thread like this, and couldn't find one -- sorry if it's already been done!) I've always been fascinated by humans' relationship to psychoactive plants and drugs in general, so I'd love to hear the FuckCombustion community's answers to this question. Why do you get high? If there are several reasons, which would you consider most important? Does it have a particular medical application for you, or do you simply enjoy it? And if you enjoy it, what about it do you enjoy? Another question I have is, do you believe that cannabis has a long-term beneficial effect which outlasts the experience of being stoned itself? ~~~ I'll go first. I think my favorite use of cannabis is to fight fatigue and promote wakefulness. It doesn't really help me fall asleep (even indicas), but hitting my vape first thing in the morning really helps me get through the day if I haven't slept enough (or even if I have!). Also, if I need to stay up late at night, puffing away keeps me from getting too tired to function. Secondly, it encourages me to take some time to dive inward, and reflect on the various challenges in my life, which can help me come up with new ideas, and gain a better perspective. Unlike most people here I'm guessing, I don't particularly enjoy the feeling of being stoned, but I don't dislike it either. I simply do it because it feels beneficial for my body and mind, and to satisfy a kind of primal drive to alter my consciousness.