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Super High Me

2008, Drugs  -   36 Comments
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Super High MeDetermined to find out the true effects of marijuana on the human body, stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year Doug Benson documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive amounts of the drug for 30 days. More than just an amusing story of one man's quest to get super high, this documentary also examines the hotly contested debate over medical marijuana use. Although the film is inspired by a joke which was inspired by Super Size Me, don’t expect to see the same dramatic reactions. Morgan Spurlock’s documentary about the dangers of excessive unhealthy eating was shockingly unhealthy for the filmmaker.

During the thirty days of only eating McDonalds Spurlock vomits, is drained of energy, and ultimately puts his own life in danger. This seems obvious, but the effects of such blatant abuse to his body there was extreme medical proof of the damage he had done to his body, and yet people continue to make fast-food a success in our increasingly obese nation.

In Spurlock’s television show, 30 Days, one episode features a mother binge drinking for thirty-days, which also shows obviously negative heath risks. From the image that marijuana has been given ever since a slightly suspicious ban in the 1930s, you might expect similar dramatic results when comedian Doug Benson decides to be stoned all day, every day, for thirty days.

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Ghaieth Fezeuchnouzou
Ghaieth Fezeuchnouzou
11 years ago

His lungs aren't damaged Because he doesn't inhale.

Kev Flemming
Kev Flemming
11 years ago

Would have been much better if he actually inhaled properly lol. Kinda hard to call yourself a "smoker" if you don't inhale. Not exactly hard to tell either. The smoke has a blue tint, whereas inhaled smoke is grey.

Anyway, I'm not here for that really. Smoke how you want to. He obviously has a love for weed, and can see what a mess we're in because of it.

So, back to the documentary and general weed-talk. I'm not doing this in any particular order, so here we go.

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The psychic test was a waste of time really, it was probably just luck that he managed to guess seven correctly. It had no real place in the documentary.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a skeptic. It just didn't fit in with the programme and just felt like a space-filler.

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I was utterly appauled at how the DEA were ransacking state-authorized medical marijuana facilities. They should be punished for it, and all of the property returned with an apology.

I really felt for the sufferers of severe medical conditions that rely on weed to help them live a normal life, without being crammed full of pharmaceuticals that can make them even worse.

Wouldn't surprise me if it was orchestrated by a higher-up official to be sold on the streets. Or maybe mafia/cartel/gang related. After all, most government officials have probably been bought by crimelords and such anyway.

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Overall, I felt it to be more of a publicity stunt than an actual informative or "scientific discovery" documentary. But it was still quite good and fun to watch.

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Personally, I find that smoking weed is a very fine line between the so-called right and wrong. In terms of current law, it is illegal. At least in the UK. But in terms of use and the benefits, I feel it is extremely misunderstood and frowned upon for the wrong reasons.

Weed can help. Not with a 100% success rate, as no drug has that ability. We are all individual and react in different ways to various drugs. When I say "drugs" I mean things like alcohol, medication, narcotics, etc.

But it can help.

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A little story of my own.

I've smoked weed (and tobacco) on and off for many years now, roughly half of my life. I'm thirty next month. But I am planning on quitting both forms of smoking very soon, as I generally feel unfit and need to sort myself out physically.

I used to smoke quite extreme amounts when I was younger. Bongs, buckets, baggies, spliffs, blow-backs. All pretty much continuously throughout the day. Sometimes passing out and/or throwing up. Only roughly four, maybe five times though. Which isn't too bad considering most of the time I had been mixing weed with alcohol, and occasionally amphetamine. But then we all did. And I soon learned with age, that this wasn't the correct path to take.

Now, I'm not entirely sure whether weed has contributed to this or not. But I have suffered from quite random depression and anxiety attacks for many years, regardless of how my life is going at the time. And also have, what I guess is a severe lack of ability to deal with bad and/or stressful situations. It's not every single day, but more often than I can generally deal with.

Previously around the age of 21-22, I was prescribed medication from my GP. Venlafaxine. And all that did was empty my mind completely, devoiding myself of any thoughts and feeling, due to the huge amounts I ended up being given. Essentially turning me into a husk with no desire to even get up or do anything at all. It also affected my food intake, causing me to eat less.

And on-top of that, I stopped going out and socializing with friends.

After consistently raising my dosage over time, I found that this was not working at all. My body getting used to the medication, the side-effects were too extreme and wasn't getting any better.

So I quit taking Venlafaxine. Just stopped, no weaning. I'd had enough. And decided to take up smoking weed again.

Immediately, I regained an appetite. I started socializing and going outside for the first time in months. Now this wasn't solely due to weed, but it did play a huge part in getting back on my feet.

Now if it had been legal to use for medical purposes, I might not have had to go through the ordeal of prescribed medication that just didn't work and could have been sorted out much sooner.

I still use weed from time-to-time, and the odd "session" with friends. And have found that occasional use can be extremely beneficial for depression, stress and anxiety. For me, anyway.

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The thing that bugs me the most, is that people assume because you smoke weed you are a so-called "trouble maker" and have contributed to the downfall of society. I say nuts to that. Go and whinge at the many, many drunks out causing damage to property, punching innocent people in the face, smacking their girlfriends about because they've had one too many. Not only that, potentially killing someone in the process of all this drunken madness.

But hey, alcohol makes billions of pounds every year. And it seems the fat-cats couldn't give a monkey's about it either.

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I seriously think we need to start re-evaluating a few things.

Jussi Mykkänen
Jussi Mykkänen
12 years ago

Nice documentary ^^ Just a bit annoyed about all the inhales he didin't take :/ almost all the hits he did he just kept em in hes mouth...

Adam DCLXVI
Adam DCLXVI
12 years ago

Can't believe this only have 29 comments (30 now). Doug's amazing and this is a fun look at pot, hell funny too.

urban deadite
urban deadite
12 years ago

yeah Simon Gomez you keep smoking that much for another 10 years then stop and tell me 5 years after that that your mind is fine i smoked a ton of it for many years and am now suffering years later, World peace? from smoking Weed are you that ignorant, its part of an International Drug Trade the same trade that deals in Slavery and forced prostitution why do potheads ignore this.

Simon Gmoz Aspden
Simon Gmoz Aspden
12 years ago

weed should be made legal everywhere if someone wants some they can go and buy it for example in England the government could make millions or even billions of pounds putting a tax on the drug thou its not a drug it a plant that god him self put on this earth - god made weed, man made beer, in god we trust. the benifits are weed chills you out makes you think around problems and plus it gets you talking to other people who smoke it. yeh weed makes you laugh n makes you clear ya house of all the food but its never stopped me from doing anything ive wanted to do. this guy doesn't know wat being stoned is wow not smoking it for 30 days n the 30 intensive days on weed haha try it for 7 years non stop everyday without fail. people who dont smoke it i suggest you try it!!!!! If everybody smoked a joint at the same time there would be world peace for around 2 hours!!!!

Edward YA Badalian
Edward YA Badalian
12 years ago

the idea of legalizing marijuana is sound on a social and economical level. for all the naysayers, youre simply outnumbered and beaten on the logical level, its a matter of personal choice, to use or not use, same as cigs or booze, not to mention less harmful and addicting than either. consider the social aspect of legalizing it: much less or no drug dealers on the streets, consequently less drug related violence and really, it becomes harder for underage kids to get it. right now, its much easier to get some weed in middle/ high school, than it is to get cigarettes, let alone booze. theres always a somebody around who's selling weed, in almost every neighborhood. its like the prohibition of alcohol in the early 1900's, socially and economically, it doesnt work. whether it has negative effects or not, it doesnt matter at this point, its the fact that millions of americans are calling for an end to its illegality, it could be meth or heroin even, it doesnt matter, this is a democracy, the people get what the people want, nobody can challenge that fact.

Curt Fleming
Curt Fleming
12 years ago

Really.....It could actually save the planet.....But will it be allowed.

Rolands
Rolands
12 years ago

Sweet doc. Put your lighters up

Josh Leoen
Josh Leoen
12 years ago

good movie~~!!!!!!! blaze on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crystal Diamond
Crystal Diamond
12 years ago

rofl pod112 the funny thing is ur the loser for listening to the government rofl the funny thing is if the government said pot was good for you u wouldnt be commenting st*pid **** marijuana has been the usa history since the first president grew hemp so i guess hes a loser. well hes not hes ******* smart unlike some lazy a** people dont ******* research recreational drugs so they look at the news if u ******* notice the news is only based on bad things like busting growers cartels killing people for marijuana but if marijuana was legal non of these murder's would of happened less incent people wouldnt be in ******* prison right now for simple poscion but no all you have to say is just no to tell you that doesnt even work by my parents telling me as a little kid to say no to drugs makes me want to find out and what harm it does well i found out notting marijuana so much benefits from smoking one joint relaxing ur muscles and letting the blood flow threw your whole body but i guess that doesnt matter to hard headed people like you pod112 ur just another stupid *** idiot who doesnt do research on what really the cannabis plant could do would u ever say that to a cancer patient if u did u are the lowest human in the world its so obvious that the increase of apitiate would be a good thing for people who have wasting syndrome my point is proven.

Logan Moore
Logan Moore
12 years ago

I'm a stoner and guess what your ******* Stupid..... and so what he's not a ladies man.... i guaranteed you probably j***** off to your sisters training bra or something..... pot doesn't make you want to go to hard drugs at all that's like saying i like drinking alcohol and i got there by drinking milk so if your going to comment on this movie that isn't awesome than get your facts straight ******!!

roel ter borg
roel ter borg
12 years ago

They say that weed is dangerous,... but on the other hand America sells the most weapons and cigarettes.

There hasn't been a single death directly related to cannabis use, on the other hand thousands of people die by lungcancer directly related to cigarettes, not even to mention the deaths by firearms, and those aren't illegal.... now thats hyppocritical.
Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm still learning...(but come with hard evidence)

Zach Fraser
Zach Fraser
12 years ago

been smokeing pot for years just trying to get off it this so called medicine has increased my anxiety and depresion ten fold now im picking up the peices trying to dry out say wat u want about it it sure as s*** hasnt done me any favours now i have to face my problems instead of hiding from them IM IN A VERY DARK PLACE.

Betsy Fanny Ram
Betsy Fanny Ram
12 years ago

i think you should be more optimistic and more open to different type of people and also watch this while your high will make more sense to you

Nakor420
Nakor420
13 years ago

He's not even inhaling. He's just filling his cheeks then blowing it out. What a dumbass. lol

Morry Morrison
Morry Morrison
13 years ago

fu*#ing pretenders! amature. Sarah Silverman.....HOT HOT HOT!
.....hardest thing was watching such a waste off weed !

.....& the DEA.....
....its all the NWO.... RESIST the 'New World Order' ..... choose love

kirastianity
kirastianity
13 years ago

LAME!!!

Superbuggg
Superbuggg
13 years ago

This guys lame comedy stopped me from even getting to the bit where he gets stoned!

jcjm5
jcjm5
13 years ago

Untaxed

Chris
Chris
13 years ago

The guy doesn't even inhale it and he has the personality of a zombie. He is not the person that should represent weed smokers. Where is Bill Maher, Snoop Doggy Dog, or Willie Nelson when you need them?

toddy
toddy
13 years ago

Goes to show you how harmless MJ really is while poking fun and maybe they should have yelled for make up on Marc Emery,I mean check out the bags on his eyes, Was his dad a racoon.

whoopi goldberg
whoopi goldberg
13 years ago

boring

weasle
weasle
13 years ago

wot?who care if he take it down he love weed fight the haters free the weed x x

brandon
brandon
13 years ago

I knew there was a reason I thought Sarah Silverman was so hot =D

LOLOL
LOLOL
13 years ago

Ha sarah silverman knows how to chief that s@#$ lol

bert
bert
13 years ago

exactly, must be well high not even taking it down!

olly_uk
olly_uk
13 years ago

hes not even taking it back into his lungs, just holds it in his mouth :|