lots of people can smoke buds without losing control, without getting lost in the lineup and without being a retard. Others can take a hit and be a total dumbass. whats best for you is not necessarily the best for someone else.
i got straight A's in high school, graduated engineering school at the top of my class, and now have a serious engineering job which requires massive amounts of thought. I smoke almost every day. I never smoked until i was 17y/o and i am glad for that. My friends who started earlier than me got into coke, heroin and other terrible decisions which have literally ruined their lives.
in my experience, if you need to do more than smoke pot, you are probably in trouble. If you can control pot, then it can work for you. otherwise, "saying no" has zero downside and youll save a lot of money. I like surfing sober and stoned, depends entirely on the session, the vibe and how heavy the waves are.
surfing is my #1 addiction tho, and nothings gonna change that
In my opinion most people who live in our society can't use pot in moderation, and just abuse it, and in effect become paraniod and shallow minded. And as far as riding high, I just don't see the point. If you feel a need to "enhance the experience" than your missing the whole idea of being in the ocean.