Originally Posted by Polux
It's my retirement plan!
Marijuana has been proven to shrink cancer cells. It's much better for you than alcohol period.
I don't drink wine or high alcohol content booze. It would destroy my exercise routine.
I will investigate the use of marijuana though in retirement especially if it becomes legal
where I am located.
It could be easily stored on a solo RTW sailboat though and would be much more practical than any type of alcohol.
As far as cholesterol, if folks would exercise that wouldn't be a problem. In fact, exercise and a healthy diet should be part of every sailors daily routine.
That exercise routine should at least include pull ups. You never can tell when you will have to pull yourself back into the boat or have to climb the mast
.........this is especially true for solo sailors.
Sometimes we misjudge people, I thought you were being rude when it seems you really mean it
I am over 60 so I got all that hippie period and marijuana thing but we never really went for light drugs and our social group always preferred wine. I guess that our cultural routes get the better of it
Regarding the moderate consumption
of wine it has been proved that it is beneficial to health
. Some years back on the EC they made a large study to try to understand why on the South of Europe
there was less cardiovascular problems than on the North of Europe
and the answer was surprising: wine, not any alcohol but wine.
Regarding Marijuana I have nothing against but I don't like it since it seems to cloud my brain and I hate that. Besides with the Marijuana you get intoxicated fast while with wine it is very slow (and tasty) and the process is what is interesting not an end in itself.
Even if I had been sometimes at party times very "happy" due to a high consumption
of wine never been "wasted" in my entire life. Part of the cultural thing is to learn how to drink and never took more than one can take without making a fool out of himself. That is also part of the culture: one that gets drunk is looked by the others as a fool.
Regarding being a cultural thing, well my grand mother made wine, I was plunged, according tradition on the "mosto" as an infant to grow healthy and strong, used to help to make wine every year stepping over the grapes.
But most of all I drink it not for the health
effects (that's a nice bonus) but because, if well chosen, it can better any meal and make my day a nicer one