Vertigo I was talking about pot. I have seen noone talking about the negative side effects of pot to anyone they know personally. Of course I didn't read all 73 pages of this thread. My point was that me and the people who I know and have known who use pot plus the people that everyone else on this thread that they know who use it. That is a big pool of people. Your big thing about pot is that it might cause psychosis in a few people. The term psychosis is too broad.Most people who have psychosis get buy just fine. Lots of things are addictive and dangerous if abused. Its your body. The police shouldn't be clogging up the jails with farmers and businessmen when there is thieves and violent criminals on the street.If you want to drop out of society and be a useless druggie. what gives anyone the right to say what you can and can not do with your body and your life. Noone is totally useless. They can always be used as a bad example.
Vertigo no matter how you say it. It is their body and their choice. Making things illegal makes things worse. Better to make it legal, tax it and use the funds for rehabs and med research. Beats the heck out of further ruining peoples lives.
Thing with marijuana now is that dealers put so much shit into a simple joint, like mixing it with tobbaco to get the addiction, or in some cases even heroin, putting things like glass into it to get the weight, and even putting things like horse tranquiliser into it. I think that's part of the reason why people are more uptight about drugs now, especially as marijuana has been upgraded to a class A drug
If you get marijuana from drug dealers you are likely to be coaxed into other drugs that have a more profound effect on your psyche as well as the obvious mixing in of other rubbish that is more harmful than the drug.
This is why the decriminalisation of marijuana has worked in the Netherlands and Portugal, because people are less likely to get into more psychologically damaging drugs and the purity of the joints purchased is far higher. The flip side is also good because police can focus on finding drug dealers rather than putting users into jail.