I think it is still compatible, it helps to focus on the game. Unlike alcohol, there is no lasting effect, and such a harmful effect on health does not have. But in general, you need everything in moderation, including playing poker.
As a 30 year pot smoker and a recreational poker player, I would have to say weed and poker don't mix.
I have had my best results while playing straight.
Weed tends to tighten you up for too long and before you know it, you're wondering how you managed to become so short.
You take less risks, tend to pay less attention to your opponents and overvalue your hand at times.
"Respect people for who they are, not just what position they hold."-Shinedown.45
I really don't get the idea, if you're playing at home with friends just for fun i think that's ok, but on a tournment? Cash games? Wanting to make profits?
If you know or anyone knows someone that takes 1st places with this method, please make a case study about it! If not...
Practice to smoke marijuana it is rather widespread among players. Cases when the pokerist during a break runs to the car are known to much to drag on the next kosyachok. Marijuana calms, makes the person more balanced and steady. On the one hand such behavior can help during the tournament, but on the other hand any concentration vanishes. The player is simply not able to be focused at the game, he becomes more indifferent.
I'd say it depends how smoking it affects you as i person , I personally would not do it but I know people who do and they prefer to have had a smoke before playing for some of them as they get very nervous when they play and it mellows them out.
I have never used any substance of this kind and I think that's not right, but it's my opinion. Just natural way and without worry. Always slowly and relaxed without any aids, I made the best results and I do not think we need any extras to succeed or play better. Happily and greetings, an interesting thread anyway!
As someone who smokes marijuana regularly (It is legal in my country) I will say I make just fine desicions at the table.
But this is mainly because I have a incredibly high tolerance for marijuana, I do not feel much of a level of intoxication when using it. Instead it will make me feel more calm and increase my ability to think through tough spots.
I do not know about marijuana) I have never used it. Who likes can smoke and wants to play, if I do not think that this will help the game, at best it will not be a hindrance. In my country, smoking marijuana is against the law. So from it in any case there can be problems.
I am not against marijuana, but I don't think it is a smart idea to have a smoke and play. I'm not as positive it could do you any good if you are in a good game. It could go both ways, so it is a risk for sure!
Poker and Marijuana! How do you consider this compatibility option?
Personally, I do not drink alcohol in all its forms, I do not smoke anything, I do not use drugs. But I know the player and quite successful, which uses marijuana during the game. This is all individually. Someone likes to drink during the game, someone likes to smoke anasha.
Personally, I am against any kind of drugs. I wish all of you, my dear friends, to always remain sober . Health to you!
I lot of you seem to have a big misconception on smoking pot. Sure, if you're a first timer or rarely do it, you're going to get super baked and can't function. But for those who have a high tolerance to it, they'll be fine and can function properly and get stuff done.
I have a negative attitude to any psychotropic substances such as marijuana or alcohol. I believe that a successful player will not abuse the alcogol or marijuana. I am convinced that drugs or alcohol during a poker game have a negative effect on concentration.
I thinkk the only way it would make sense is if you were an incredibly over aggresive player as it may be able to bring that down to a more suitable level or if you were experiencing abnormal tilt or were at a table that was a good game but somewhat hostile and/or tense as the effect of being high would help to keep you in a more relaxed state.