As a lifetime smoker, my thoughts on marijuana have changed many times since I took my first deep breath. Originally I smoked just as a way to rebel and feel good/cool. This mentality I think is pretty common amongst the youth. It turned into a way for me to relax and be social without sports or school.
It then became a habit and I realized the substance itself isn’t wasn’t addictive, but the lifestyle and social aspects were “Addictive”. I’m in no way saying its a gateway drug. Adderall is the biggest gateway drug in today’s market and we are giving it to children!!! This stuff is chemically literally METH just made by a Pharma company so its OK to Prescribe to our kids!
The biggest downside to Marijuana is the legal aspect of getting caught with it, but that’s changing thanks to the big energy in the sky or whatever you believe in.
Now Big Pharma and our government want to categorize drug use and abuse as a DISEASE so they can prescribe you more drugs and insurance money. Its just simply not true now are some people more inclined to some behaviors may be, but being raised in an environment has as much to do with it as genetics and probably way more as most behavior is learned by mimicry. Telling people they have a disease just gives them a crutch and excuse for their actions instead of taking responsibility for their actions. Which is the only real way with the desire to get clean to get on with a productive positive life.
I’m not saying Marijuana is harmless especially for the younger people. It can be over used like anything else and be an escape from reality, but no more than alcohol, video games, or Facebook. It is way better than say Xanax which in one form or another a good portion of our society are on to the point of abuse, but since it is being prescribed its perfectly safe…lol All drugs prescribed or not have the ability to steal your drive and potential. Moderation and goals will take you way further than anything a doctor can give you. Self-restraint and delayed gratification are the ways to freedom and self-growth where addictive trats are easier to overcome or grow beyond.