oskcajga, that doesnt sound outlandish, but is some truly heavy s***. ive read about several experiences like that online before i considered trying it for myself years back, and the notion has stayed with me. for myself, in withdrawal states, ive found that one big hit can do more damage (short or long term upset) than smaller successive hits---your giant hit was the maximum possible damage there, probably...just 2-3 seconds is enough time for your system to adjust a bit before further chemical inundation.
before i was in withdrawal, i took in way too much at once (more than ever before in my life, probably, of the strongest weed i had ever smoked and kept around because i loved its high THC register)...it was a homemade rig (and also a small 4/20 observance in the middle of the night), and i went into a state i had never even encountered before then, or after to that extent. a new dimension, like i was inside a black hole. i had a lot of crazy psych and medication experiences in my many years of being sick, but that was a new one, and supremely terrifying...it was beyond the experience of panic attacks or fear states or anything like that---it was a new dimension that was basically like a portal to hell. and i was telling my friends that i was trying to keep myself closer to this end of it instead of letting my mind get sucked down into the vortex, because, whatever was there, i didnt have any confidence i could ever return. it subsumed my entire field of vision, thought processes, emotions, and memory...essentially a spiritual experience except that the environment was utterly acidic. it might have just been my own psyche---i was rather self-loathing in those days; maladaptive.
your statements should definitely give some notion of gravity to the people who would take withdrawal smoking casually, though i dont usually read of that anywhere on here. i also wanted to say, i can definitely relate to a 12 hour long panic attack. i had a 72 hour long (three solid days, my longest ever before withdrawal) because of geodon, an antipsychotic. after like a day or two, i wrote my psychiatrist an emergency email. he said NOT to reduce the dose, and to KEEP TAKING the medication. lunacy. i had a fit of laughing for 30 minutes---no pauses whatsoever. i nearly passed out and my muscles were sore for days and days because of the contractions involved...the hardest and most ceaseless fit ive ever experienced. i might have vomited, i dont even know anymore. i had a 2-3 week long panic attack in the first few months of total withdrawal, but i had little rest periods in there (a few minutes a day, if i was lucky) so it wasnt the same as 72 straight hours of pounding.
drinking can also be a problem for me (tolerance got tanked in withdrawal, even before i tapered off the last few meds). and i agree that its important to note that weed can cause the same kind of neurological dependency as antidepressants. it has fewer side effects and greater benefits for many individuals, but it is a psychotropic substance---just like psych meds in that it musses around in our brains, and continual use does create a physical or even psychological dependency in people. it can be very mild for some, but i had a friend who smoked at least once pretty much every day for a good many months (for anxiety and depression), and she had a debilitating withdrawal reaction when she was unable to get any for a few days. she got really sick, and didnt previously know that it was addicting in that sense, but anything modulating your internal chemistry on a continual basis is bound to be capable of that.
i rarely smoke these days, as i rarely see the risk as being justified since it can touch off a less than ideal reaction that i cant always predict the potential for (and thus just avoid if i can). but i do try to cope with the dystonia, dopamine crashing, or other symptoms with it on occasion, and it works like nothing else has for me (supplements, psych meds, foods, exercise, rest, etc).
as for the other posts...scientists dont yet understand the architecture behind seizures, but some strains of weed have shown to help stave off or reduce the severity of many peoples seizures. its a lot like the situation with 'belligerent' autistic kids. i figure that most neurological issues are somewhat related, and since weed is a very multi-focal drug, it can influence the healing of a variety of situations.
hash oil can be created at home, though its a bit labor-intensive and also requires at least one small specialized item. it can be a little complicated to refine properly, and youd still need CBD-predominate bud to start off with, and so i dont imagine its necessarily an option in limiting circumstances. i also dont want to suggest potentially illegal ventures or procuring of paraphernalia in bulgaria.
weed couldnt really be patented (im not sure if new hybrid formulae can be---maybe only methodology), and thats part of why prohibition began in america after weed was legal for such a long time: there are ties to lobbying against the competition of hemps industrial applications (nothing to do with smoking) in addition to the temperance movement type ideology.
there are CBD-only pills available clinically in some places, but that is not really the same as a CBD-heavy or "CBD-only" marijuana dose. isolating the CBD both reduces its effectiveness and also its reach---so you can minimize some of the potential side effects, but at the cost of efficacy or thoroughness. isolating it can also have formerly unseen effects, positive or negative, because thats taking a fish out of water, essentially.
"synthetic marijuana" is basically satan and i dont advise even healthy recreational drug-lovers to try it. terrible ingredients, terrible reactions, and also nothing like pot at all. it was basically just marketed that way to fill a void created by the legal system, kind of like other dangerous drug switch-ups we observe when enforcement cracks down (or the boon in street sales of prescription medications---the legalized forms of generally illicit substances like amphetamines, opioids, etc).
so far as i understand, most pot-related incarcerations are due to the person holding over a certain amount (a lot of legislation revolves around escalating weight categories), or having paraphernalia around that can get them nailed as distributors, or crossing boundaries (like state or county lines, school zones, whatnot) with personal stashes or the aforementioned suspicious, framed, or truly entrepreneurial setups. our jails are so full that we are releasing many small-time offenders, and some cops will let a small pot violation go if you arent being a d*** about it (though my experiences largely revolve around medical-legal states, and some areas are WAY less tolerant, in america and abroad). sometimes they wont even confiscate what you have, though some are in a position of legal obligation they intend to uphold due to personal or social accountability. pot-related stuff is a common add-on charge to make sentences more severe (or more likely), or to try to get otherwise uninteresting criminals off the streets for a while, so that is much more common than a marijuana-centric rap sheet in convicts not running a serious grow, transport, or sale operation. they (the feds) really like to jail the medical marijuana doctors and cooperative managers when they attract more than just a small clientele, though, regardless of their level of legitimacy... obama said hed be hands-off, but has the pattern of waffling on his hardline issues (not a political statement, just a relevant point, and largely a product of a multi-party system of government).
theres a nice variety of discussion in here; im glad people are hitting so many different angles of the issue, and sharing their positive and negative stories. i guess i had unfollowed this, so...pardon the catch-up.
Thank you for this well articulated and interesting response. I suppose that you and myself are in the "I've had a panic attack that lasted longer than 10 hours" club. Your experience with the antipsycotic sounds similar to what happened when I smoked the marijuana. You made a lot of good, interesting points that I can't really respond to in one response, but I read your full post and found it very interesting. I'll try to respond to them in the future when I'm feeling a bit better.