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The Beginners Guide to Marijuana Distribution
Ch. 30 Managing Paranoia
Ch.1 The Decision To Start Dealing
Ch.2 Finding a Supplier
Ch.3 Trust
Ch.4 Weed on the Front
Ch.5 Finding Customers
Ch.6 Ethics in Drug Dealing
Ch.7 Honesty and Lies
Ch.8 Judging Weed
Ch.9 Doctoring your product
Ch.10 Necessary Equipment
Ch.11 Phones, Cell Phones and Pagers
Ch.12 Guns
Ch.13 All About Bicycles
Ch.14 Clothing
Ch.15 All about automobiles
Ch.16 Dealing From Your Home
Ch.17 Weights, Measurements, Prices and Mathematics
Ch.18 The Ideal Customer
Ch.19 To Front or Not to Front
Ch.20 Growing Your Business
Ch.21 Keeping Your Mouth Shut
Ch.22 Avoiding Rip-Offs
Ch.23 Carrying and Hiding Your Weed
Ch.24 Dealing With Cops
Ch.25 Your rights and the police
Ch.26 If The Cops Search Your Home
Ch.27 If You Get Arrested
Ch.28 Spotting a Narc or Undercover Cop
Ch.29 Awareness of People and Surroundings
Ch. 30 Managing Paranoia
Ch.31 Managing your Money
Ch.32 Managing Your Smoking Habits
Ch.33 How to Roll a Sack

Managing Paranoia

You might say that the last section was getting a little paranoid, and I see your point. But remember what Kurt Cobain said, "Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not after you." The cops might be following you, or they might have your phone tapped or even your living room or computer. Your friends could be working with them, or figuring out a way to rip you off. There's any number of things a dealer can worry about.

Paranoia of all shapes and sizes is something almost any dealer must deal with at some point. (If you're not paranoid once in a while, then something's probably wrong with your perspective.) But paranoia, generally speaking, is something to avoid, one, because it's not fun, and two, because cops can smell fear so the more paranoid you are, the more likely they are to notice you or target you.

So a good dealer must find that fine line between constant awareness, thoughtfulness, and preparedness versus paranoia. Unfortunately this is a psychological issue and other than the couple ideas I'll give, you'll have to figure out your own ways of dealing with paranoia.

I feel that much of a dealer's paranoia comes from breaking per own rules. When you break one of your own rules of conduct, it becomes blatantly obvious that you're taking a legal risk, whereas before you might not have thought about it. Sometimes individuals will convince you to break your rules for convenience sake, and perhaps sometimes you will, but somehow you must find the perspective and confidence to not let things go too far and get too risky. If someone makes you nervous about the way pe does business, talk to the person, and if pe's unwilling to change, consider not doing business with that person anymore.

Remember that it's important not to ignore paranoia. Paranoia or simple nervousness is your subconscious telling you that something is wrong. For your first few deals, and every time you do a deal that's larger than what you're used to, you'll probably have to override your paranoia, and just deal with it. But do not deny its existence, and don't choose to override your subconscious until you understand what it has to say.

But one thing to consider when trying to deal with paranoia is the actual, real-world statistics, as compared to other dangerous activities in life. Take for example the automobile. Every time you sell a sack, there's a chance you'll get busted. Every time you go for a drive, there's a chance you'll die in a car crash. But these chances vary greatly depending on how safe you are in your car or in your drug dealing. A person who gets in a car, is risking death, dismemberment, the destruction of the automobile, and the potential of killing a pedestrian or another driver. A small-time drug dealer who sells a forty sack is risking a night in jail and a small fine (usually significantly less than you've made by selling), depending, of course on your location.

Another simple way to deal with paranoia, is to simply understand that you are doing absolutely nothing wrong. When you drive a car, you put other lives at risk, you support terrorism by buying their gasoline, you support pavement and the rape of the forests, and you're supporting smog and the destruction of Earth's ozone layer. If you sell marijuana, you're supporting peace, friendship, compassion, freedom, and getting high; nothing more. If you believe in God and heaven and hell, then you can rest assured that regardless of what the government may think of you, you will be rewarded in the afterlife for being a good person and not selling out to The Man. If you believe in karma, then just keep believing in it. Most criminals become paranoid not because they're afraid of being caught on a logical level, but because they know they've done something wrong, and deserve to be caught. It's important for you, as a marijuana dealer, to understand that you're not doing anything wrong. Marijuana dealers are not criminals, and shouldn't be thought of as such, as the laws do not really exist, because they are not constitutional.

Beginner's Guide to Marijuana Distribution, Chapter 30