Marijuana, careers, money, and bodybuilding

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My video on the perils of bodybuilders using marijuana as well as my webpage on pot and bodybuilding have been a lighting rod for criticism from pot lovers. Don’t blame me, I am the messenger, not the culprit. If you are someone who is serious about gaining muscle and getting ripped then marijuana has no place in your life.

Turns out there is another reason to avoid pot and one that is not a big surprise – pot users make less money, have less skilled work, and a lower social class than their peers. Pot smokers are not known for their ambition and hard work so these findings should surprise no one. Please note that this was actually a rather brilliant study. Normally one would have the correlation/causation problem but this study minimized that with very clever design – they were comparing the income/jobs/status of young pot adults with their non-pot smoking parent.

So there you have it, two great reasons to avoid being a heavy pot user – physique and money.

Its time to clear the air. I am not judging, I am presenting information. Occasional pot use is completely different than heavy pot use. I have used pot, didn’t like it, but I tried it. It was actually pot brownies and given how much I like sugar and chocolate, I overdosed, and thus my rather unpleasant and humorous (in retrospect) experience. Had it been enjoyable, I might be an occasional pot users to this day – as in once a month or so. For a lot of people a joint on Friday night is a great way to end the week. Many successful athletes and CEOs have been occasional pot users, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the one person that many like to point out. Heavy pot use, as in more than 4 times every week, is a different kettle of fish. Heavy pot use is not a good idea if you want to become a professional athlete nor is it a good idea if you want to be a CEO making a 7 figure salary BUT heavy pot use IS a good idea for some people.

Pot has an important role in chronic pain management. In some cases mental health professionals may suggest daily pot use to clients for anxiety and stress related issues. There ARE very important uses for daily pot use but escaping from reality while making lame excuses about how ‘good it is’ for you is not one of them. Want to know what is good for you? Cardio, unprocessed natural foods, and sleep. If you really cared about what was good for you then you would put down that half-eaten bag of nachos flavored corn chips from your pot induced munchies and go for a jog. If your job is so horrible that you think you need a joint every night to unwind then I would suggest that your evenings would be better spent getting additional job training so that you could get a more enjoyable job.