Originally Posted by Josh3239
I am very open to an intelligient discussion about it.
That is my biggest problem with drvgs of any kind is the ritual you speak of. I have co workers who go out almost every night and get hammered. The next morning they are complaining about how bad they feel yet they do it again later that week. I have friends who use marijuana and it seems their ultimate goal is to just smoke more. If they get money, they should buy marijuana. If they have free time, they should smoke marijuana. If they wanna have fun, they should smoke marijuana. To me it seems very counter producive if society behaved like that.
I am biased, because I have never touched the stuff. Except on rare occassion alcohol. From someone on the outside it doesn't look like a healthy way to live. I don't care how you slice it, anything that you put in your mouth and burn is bad for you.
the thing is, you can't link "socializing" with weed. i smoke pretty much every day. i get home from work, do some ****... go to dinner, whatever. write a bit, read... then i'll do my thing and play some Xbox LIVE till nighty-night. i don't hurt anyone. i don't complain, and it doesn't hamper my life in any way.
the people you speak of, are trapped in some social habit they can't break. they're addicted to the lifestyle, or the habit of "going out". just like alcohol and caffine, marijuana doesn't effect everyone nearly the same as cigarettes. people jonesing for a butt is an intense individual i kid you not...
marijauan is just like a strong ciagerette. it has been so villainized and missunderstood--and poorly reported on--that most people think it's akin to cocaine or heroin, or that its' even remotely like being drunk. it's just not that way.