I have stopped smoking many times in my life and tried to replace it with things that you listed. I just always find myself smoking again because nothing really changes as far as my sleep issues or stress level. I also constantly remind myself that what I do isn't a bad thing and that very soon it will finally be excepted like its beginning to be. People that are really uneducated and against marijuana piss me off. I honestly feel like a homosexual living in the south sometimes and that I have to keep it a secret, even though what I'm doing doesn't harm anyone or myself.
I have a stable job and pays the bills but I'm always looking for more so when this opportunity came about I did the interview and bam, now I have a drug test in 4 days. Even if I didn't smoke every day I probably would've smoked a little with some friends over the weekend or something so this would still be an issue.
The thing is this isn't my dream job, and I have other opportunities that don't even require a drug test. So I'm REALLY not worried. This could just be one of the better gigs I've had and could potentially be something stable for a while. So I'm going to go through with trying to pass this test and then we'll see what the next chapter holds.
honestly try bikram yoga. i know people that swear by that who were users who didn't want to smoke anymore but had mental health issues.
if that doesn't work then i have no more advice. a lot of these other posters bashing your insomnia and anxiety are retarded and probably have never experienced it to the extreme that you may have. insomnia is terrible and makes people prone to suicide and rage. and anxiety can of course be crippling and leave you unable to provide for your family.
good luck man and hope everything works out even though you are Bwood and i hate you. :-)
why don't you just tell them your father has a grammy at home and you will let them touch it instead?
but seriously i'm kind of torn about this.
a couple things: you admitted it's a crutch because you have insomnia, anxiety, ect.
there are healthy ways to remedy these things without having a crutch on MJ. i hike, or do something physical in the morning and after work. it relaxes my my mind and relieves stress and is the ultimate healthy thing you can do. Sorry but MJ is not completely healthy and you're lying to yourself if you say otherwise.
you do a lot of blaming on society (and i agree mj should be legalized) but you have a wife and a kid to take care of now. you say you've only had 4 days to take a drug test. you should have been thinking about this when you married your wife and had a kid that one day you would probably have to take a drug test to better your life for you kid and spouse. unless you are settled in the job you have now and the money you are making, and that's fine.
this is kind of a slippery slope for me because i've helped people in college cheat on drug tests to get back in school because 1: they had quit for over a month and were still coming out positive on home kits and 2. i think mj is the most harmless drug known to man and has helped me quite a bit in expanding my mind because i came from a very walled up, sheltered childhood.
i think you need to think of ways to stop smoking and supplement those with other things that work (try bikram yoga, running, hiking, biking) so that MJ isn't taking away something that your daughter may need in the future because you have to worry or not pass a simple drug test for an increase in pay