People who smoke marijuana are just like everyone else. They are world famous celebrities and ordinary people like you and me. They are your college professors and nice old ladies from your neighborhood. They are politicians,they are garbage men. They are murderers, they are preachers. They are goofballs and dead-serious disciplinarians. They are lazy slackers and world class athletes who are the best in the world at their sports. The silly stereotypes need to stop. Smoking marijuana doesn't determine who you are. It's just a rather pleasant activity that responsible adults may or may not choose to partake in.
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It's been my experience that people who routinely smoke pot function at a lower intellectual and social level than those who don't. That's admittedly based upon a biased sampling.
1-You are quite right in that the use of drugs doesnt make people feel better about themselves...more valuable to society because they use drugs...a better person because they use drugs.
2-maybe it could have been said better AND read better...people OFTEN use drugs because they feel like crap about themselves and using drugs gives them a temporary break from feeling like crap about themselves. That could EASILY be seen as feeling GOOD about themselves...but a more accurate description is truly to STOP feeling like they are worthless, defective, scumbags, garbage, in pain, etc.
3-To your point...many addicts feel far WORSE about themselves AFTER they use again...guilt from relapse.
To quote Dave Chapelle....everything is better on weed.
Someone told me once that there's a right and wrong,
and that punishment would come to those who dare to cross the line. - TooL
I picked other because it depends. I've never used it and I have mixed opinions of those who do depending on what they are using it for and how often and when and where. It's pretty much the same opinion I have on alcohol use, although I will admit that I am a goody two-shoes who doesn't like to get in trouble so no one will ever smoke it in my house with my knowledge and I will not be around anyone elsewhere while they are smoking it. These are also to protect my own health. And it smells awful.
I think medical usage of marijuana is ok. I understand that some people are truly sick and mj can help them feel better. As long as they aren't putting someone else at risk by doing it or by their actions after doing it, it's no big deal to me.
I don't think I'd ever turn anyone in for smoking it but I'm also not going to say that I think it's ok for recreational purposes. Anecdotal as my experiences may be, I prefer to rely on that than others' stories when there's so much conflicting information and it's so hard to determine what might have been. The people I have known that smoked pot, whether just occasionally or frequently, didn't seem smarter or dumber while smoking it. They did seem to zone out with occasional moments where they'd join in conversation and then zone out again, but I haven't been around too many while they smoked, so I don't know if this is how it is for everyone. I know a couple of people who smoke pretty much everyday. They're pretty dumb and neglect their three kids, but I don't think it's all because they're smoking marijuana. They might still be that way without the weed, but I'm sure it doesn't help them.
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