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You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

Discussion in 'Seasoned Marijuana Users' started by vid00d2, May 22, 2010.

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    The substance abuse treatment community has a cute little saying: "A drug is a drug is a drug is a drug," to which I reply, "No, it's not, you moron. Marijuana is ten times less dangerous than hard drugs, both in terms of addiction potential and the amount of harm it causes for the user."

    It seems imbecilic to lump crackheads and speed freaks in with potheads. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying weed isn't addictive, but I sincerely believe that people coerced into treatment for marijuana-related offenses should be handled much differently than users of hard drugs. They should be quarantined off from crackheads and boozebags, for the simple reason that marijuana dependency is a mild habit compared to cocaine, heroin, or even alcohol addiction.

    I would even go so far as to say that those recovering from an addiction to hard drugs should smoke pot, as it would, from a logical perspective, lessen their desire to snort or shoot up.
  2. No matter how much you don't want to think about it, marijuana is a drug. Drugs, of coarse, go from LSD to Asprin to Marijuana to Oxy's. It's a very broad category.

    But you are right in the fact that Cannabis is one of the safest of all drugs in pure (vapor) form. And no matter how less dangerous it is compared to other drugs, it's going to get categorized in the same manner as harder drugs. Probably not for too much longer though, the public is starting to learn the truth about marijuana. :smoke:

  3. sorry i disagree, the last thing an addict needs to be is high with his mind outta reality....
  4. Maybe so. At the same time though, if you can keep yourself to weed then you are dealing with something a lot less harmful and from there you could be in a better position to work on mastering the habitual part of your psyche.

    As always we need context before saying it is this way or it is that. Every situation has to be observed on it's own terms.
  5. Ya exactly, when I first got out of rehab the reason I relapsed was because I smoked weed, it was different than being sober and that made me want other things. Not entirely blaming it on weed, its on me too, but weed definitely made me want harder stuff for like 4-5 months after I stopped doing drugs
  6. I'm going to also have to disagree with this.

    If someone is an addict, then that means they have a really addictive personality. If you let them smoke weed, they may as well get physically addicted to it too.
  7. I think this subject is another that needs to be looked at in depth, case by case. I don't think you can generalize marijuana as being a means to ease you of your addiction... Like others have said, if you're addicted to something, you have an addictive personality. Taking yourself off of that substance (or whatever it may be) and replacing it with weed could, potentially, just be like switching addictions, for certain people. You're right, it is a much safer substance than most other substances that people are addicted to, but I'm not sure that using it to ease someone of their current addiction would be the best thing.. It definitely helped me quit cigarettes, though :D Today marks my 8th month.

    What grinds my gears is the generalization of marijuana as a gateway drug. There are many people in the world that this is true for, that it makes them want harder and more intoxicating drugs, but there are so many people who are completely content with a few "hits from a booonnnngggg."

    Every case and everybody needs to be looked at individually. You can't say that smoking weed would help cure someone of their addiction, because it may or may not. It could just be adding fuel to the fire.
  8. Even alcohol is a drug.

    EDIT: gah... bit blitzed man. Meant to say i was agreeing with you hahaha
  9. Lol coming from the people that are caffeine & sugar addicts :laughing:
    (both dangerous drugs)

  10. I completely agree. The disease concept of addiction does hold some legitamacy and if one is recovering from the use of a "harder drug" than pot can be extremely detrimental to their recovery.

    Despite what high times says, weed is not for everyone and there is nothing wrong with that. I love smoking but it is not the cure all end all to every human problem. Commen sense states that if you are recovering from a drug addiction, you probably should not use any other drug.
  11. doesnt he usually hate america?
  12. i agree with OP.

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