posted on Jun, 21 2005 @ 08:13 AM
APC, it is actually closer to sugar. In a reverse way.
Sugar doesn't alter your state of mind for a full week after usage.
And sugar doesn't provide an unhealthy feeling of escape to those suffering from anxiety or depression. Whenever you hear the classic "gateway
drug" reference, the criteria is generally surrounding people who use it in this fasion.. looking for an escape. This rapidly becomes an
Of course it is just as easy for someone to become an alcoholic, however with alcohol most people pay the price the next morning.. marijuana usually
has no ill residual effects, so it is easy for users to rapidly reach an unstable and detremental level. Someone who deals with a lot of stress and
decides to calm themselves by smoking can quickly progress from a once-a-weekend habit to a once-a-day habit, or maybe once before work/school, once
after, once after dinner, once before bed, etc. When you screw around with your brain on a constant basis, things get a bit messed up. Just ask a
hippie what time it is... you'll understand.
This is why I toss it into a range between "Paxil and Morphine".. it has long term effects on the brain while not really providing any physically
addictive mechanisms. Clear and undeniable medical applications, but like anything else that relieves sobriety, it can be very dangerous when it
becomes a problem. This is why it is illegal here today. The dangers are undeniable, and anyone who says there are none is obviously... high.