Hi, i'm new here so please bear with me! So, i've never been a smoker really, i've always preferred hi energy party drugs. But a few years back I got M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and cannot indulge in these anymore, or even drink alcohol for that matter. Neighbours of mine smoke tons of weed and a few months back they came over with a little gift - a big of weed. I was sure to ask them that it definitely wasn't skunk (and here's were my knowledge becomes very thin) because in the past i'd smoked what I think was skunk which found to be too overwhelming - anxiety inducing etc. I smoked a little of what they brought over and was initially fine, so have continued to smoke here and there instead of drinking. I have a very low tolerance and really don't smoke that much, but the other week I smoked a whole joint to myself (shock horror!) but didn't mix it with tabbaco and whilst watching a film my mind just couldn't concentrate at all and instead of being a chilled experience was just short-circuiting every few seconds. I didn't like this at all. A friend of mine who used to smoke said I should try hash as it is much more mellow and you never really hallucinate or get these brain freezes. SO, my question to the forum are a few: 1. Are these brain freeze type shortcircuitings normal? I mean I couldn't even hold a conversation with my girlfriend, every few seconds I forgot what i was talking about...is this the standard experience of weed or am i just not suited to smoking this and should just stop asap? Or perhaps this is the standard and is why people smoke... 2. Would skunk (i.e. white widow etc) be just much more intense and I should avoid these like the plague? and 3. Would hash ultimately be better for me (i think i smoked this in my teens and was ok), and if it would be better, lighter, more mellow, why is this? Is it lower THC content , or is it something else entirely? 4. Also, and this is super important. I get seriously MOODY the following week after smoking. Say I smoke on a Friday, up until Thursday the following week I am in a bad mood, slightly depressed, irritable etc..Is this to do with the quality of weed i'm smoking or is a generic reaction from some people? p.s The weed I got was, I believe, cheap bog-standard weed from London. Probably nothing special. Not very moist, greeny brown colour...may this helps?! Maybe some of you can help me here Thanks!!!