To balance the discussion, Marijuana and MDMA have never been solidly proved to do any harm to your physical health. Mental health can be a different story.
For example alcohol and tobacco harm your physical health more than Marijuana does.
You keep telling yourself that.
it's not true, unfortunately.
Sensible, limited, recreational use of drugs doesn't have to mean one is per sé 'fucking up his/her life'. Just like one can of beer won't harm you all that much, smoking a joint once in while doesn't either.
I agree that is the case with some drugs such as cannabis. But there is no such thing as a "sensible, limited, recreational" use of heroin for example..
This thread isn't very sexy 2003...
I used to think this way. But I've seen too much that leaves me shaking my head. It gives me no joy to say it, but education doesn't work.
You know how many young people end up drugged out of their minds or dead?? Did they ALL have bad parents who didn't talk to them about the dangers? Come on. I've seen it happen to people who had great parents.
As I'm typing this, someone in a first-world country is heading out to the club in hopes of getting lucky with a stranger. And they aren't bringing any condoms with them. Now unless you've been living under a rock for 25 years, you know about AIDS (not to mention unwanted pregnancy). They know; they just choose to disregard.
People have unprecedented amounts of information at their fingertips, yet they are now even eating themselves into obesity, disease and death (with legal and healthy substances... like food!).
George Burns smoked for 80 years and lived to be 100. Steven Tyler snorted half of Colombia in the 70s and 80s and he lived.
It won't happen to me. It won't happen to me.
There is no education against this attitude.
I agree with kat. I am a medical student, we are educated people who have studied the issue many times in many different subjects, we are as informed as it gets, and yet you would be surprised to find out how many of us use drugs in a non-sensible and recreational way.