It's like that at first. Down the line you start getting anxious without it. Even further down you start needing it for activities and such.
>sleep=easier and sooner
That's true... as long as you're high. Once your body gets used to the high, good luck falling asleep with out it. It's hell.
No. Fuck no. I believe weed is the most dangerous drug because everyone acts like it's harmless when it's far from that. Weed will steal your mind away from you.
I was a pothead for five years, tried it in my early 20s and got hooked like a fish. At first it was wonderful. Everything was fun and easier. The world had more color to it. Then you get used to it. Every other day becomes every day. It doesn't hit as hard anymore, so you roll bigger joints. You start buying more. Before you know it 2/3 of your paycheck is going to weed. You don't go out anymore because weed. You haven't seen your friends in weeks because weed.
I lost three very good friends because weed. I chose staying home and getting high over meeting them. I didn't even notice, at the time it seemed natural. They eventually stopped trying to contact me because they were uncomfortable with watching me deteriorate into a drug addict. Five years later and they still won't admit it. I talk to one of them irregularly. I haven't talked to the other two in months. Once I realized the situation I tried engaging with them, hanging out... Didn't work. A lot changes in five years, especially people. They weren't the guys I remembered. They'd changed and I didn't fit in with them anymore. They were my best friends, I've known them since we were teens. The three of them are all still good friends and they regularly hang out. I'm just not a part of the group anymore.
What of friends you make through the weed? People you meet up with to smoke? They're not your friends, they're co-dependent. It's nice to meet up for a smoke because that makes it feel like a social thing, not a dependency/addiction. Then if you give it up these people have no reason to hang out with you anymore and vice versa.
Weed deteriorated my health. My lungs aren't as good as they used to be. My will is weaker. I have less confidence now. I'm not as good at typing as I used to be. I have anger issues because I'm angry at myself for wasting five years getting high and playing vidya. I'm angry that I spent hours in front of the screen binge eating cakes and candy. I'm angry I let myself sink so far down. I used to buy bags of candy roughly as big as my forearm, get high and devour them overnight. The damage I've probably done to my body makes me sick.
Weed makes you okay with everything. That sounds cool at first but what it really means is you'll become apathetic. You're okay with doing nothing and having nothing, as long as you're high. Weed makes you okay with stagnating. It even affects you in the days after. You're slower, drowsier. It's kinda hard to explain. It's like your personality becomes sloppy, like you're a flat version of yourself.
Weed can also show you some truths about your life. Once I was hooked, I noticed I was happier high than sober. I didn't know how to deal with that so I just kept smoking. Eventually I was forced to confront my problems and deal with them. Now I haven't had a smoke since January. The last time I smoked I lit up two grams by myself and had a mental breakdown afterwards. I smoked up in the garage and couldn't convince myself I'd closed the door, even though I remembered doing it. Went outside five, six times to check. With my phones flashlight, taking videos of myself closing my garage door over and over in the middle of the night. Neighbors probably think I'm retarded. I am in a better place today but life is different. Time passes differently for me now. I don't really notice it passing. The days sort of melt into one another and form one, continuous hum that makes events from two years ago feel like yesterday. After months of being clean I feel my mind is slowly returning but every day I wish I'd never tried it and I try to accept who I am and the path I chose.
I realize how preachy this might sound but this is my honest experience with weed. You sound a bit like me when I started getting into it. You do you but keep this behind your ear.