Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop
I can point you to basically every friend I have who can't quit smoking marijuana so you can keep your "not addicting" statement. Also how them starting smoking marijuana has led to them doing other drugs. Regardless it was a discussion about drug use, regardless of how you want to spin it marijuana is still a drug. Very few discussions bother me as much as those of drug use because it hits way too close to home. I should know better than to participate in these discussions.
I don't know how old you are but I have been on this planet for over 6 decades and I can say unequivocally that pot is a very benign substance, especially compared to alcohol. I know exponentially more people whose lives have been negatively impacted by alcohol than pot. In fact, I know about five people who are unapologetic potheads and, BTW, they all have jobs and stable lives (well, except one guy but he is basically harmless and doesn't bother anybody). As far as the drunks I have known, I can't count them all right off the top of my head because there are so many and their lives are not quite as stable.
Nobody ever said pot was not a drug, but is not in the same category as other illegal drugs. Regardless of what you think, pot is not addictive and the people who use other drugs are going to use them anyway, pot or no pot, so the "gateway drug" thing is specious.