I have done a huge amount of reading about the cannabis plant, although I still have plenty of questions.
Science can only answer some of the questions I have, and I suppose that smoking weed combines the scientific with the esoteric, which means there are some things we have to figure out for ourselves.
I smoke a lot of weed, all day every day, however why is it that I get so much higher when I share cannabis with someone else? I get plenty stoned by myself, although I can smoke less cannabis with another person and get a whole lot higher. There is a communal effect to cannabis, and when you get stoned with someone else it impacts your experience! As I said, science has yet to explain this mystery to me. I can only assume the marijuana was put here to bring us all together as human beings. That is its intended purpose. I have tried smoking marijuana with many weird people, both in groups and as a one-on-one smoke experience. There is a wide variance depending on who you smoke with, and what strain of cannabis you are using. Another side note to this is that cannabis edibles do not have the same communal effect, and cannabis edibles usually just make me feel very tired, not engaged with my buddies. I still prefer reading and studying about the botanical history of the marijuana plant, although I have come to understand that books can only reach me so much. To learn about cannabis you have to embrace it, and let it teach you to be honest.