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Do you consider weed a drug?

Discussion in 'Marijuana' started by blinghoblanger, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. My girlfriend says i cant do drugs but i could do anything else...honestly i dont consider weed a drug i consider other stuff that i dont like drugs...as in coke or anythin else like that.
  2. missbishi

    missbishi Community Champion

    I don't really consider marijuana to be a drug either. OK, I suppose that, strictly speaking, it would be classified as such but it is a million miles away from the potentially unsafe pharmaceutical compounds and lethal beverages that it is lumped together with.

    Just out of interest, how does your girlfriend feel about alcohol? Does she not consider this to be a drug?
  3. Jane

    Jane Active Contributor

    I do consider it a drug. I don't think it's as bad as others....and hey, there are other legal things that are even worse (like cigarettes). Realistically, though, it's a drug....and that's something that you and your girlfriend need to talk about and figure out what you two are willing to compromise on.
  4. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    I consider anything that can be abused a drug. Really, if used in moderation or for medicinal purposes, weed is not that bad when you take in consideration the bad things that are out in the world.
  5. Totalarmordestine

    Totalarmordestine Senior Contributor

    weed is not a drug . It is labled a drug by the government to keep it illegal.Weed is not addictive the first poster is stupid.
    A drug can be derived from a plant ..it goes through chemical processing and alters the properties of the plant. A plant is not a drug. We can buy "valerian root" at any store and make tea. It isnt labled a drug. Once it is Altered by a chemist it becomes "valium" A poppy is not a drug its a flower. but again a chemist can make opium and heroine with it.. Foxglove grows all over it isnt illegal but is used to make "digitalis"
  6. tarverten

    tarverten Senior Contributor

    All of these substances are chemicals that are bioactive. They produce a physiological reaction in the human body and that makes all of them drugs.

    Weed can be addictive like anything and has harmful side effects (especially from smoking it, which is pretty obvious since inhaling burning vegetation is going to cause lung irritation and possibly things like lu ng cancer). The harmful side effects are fairly benign, but short term memory loss and idiotic behavior aren't too bad. I would avoid using it more than once or twice a week. Make it a weekender kind of drug.

    Did I mention that alcohol is a drug? It's also very addictive, and dangerous.

    I think what your GF is worried about is the fact that weed is illegal. Possession of it can lead to jail terms depending on how much you have on you. If you have a small amount and happen to be carrying a gun then you're looking at 20 years in prison. Having weed in the house with your own child can lead to that child being taken from you by DHS.
  7. blastguardgear

    blastguardgear Senior Contributor

    Well. Technically (Dont know if i spelled that right) Weed isnt a drug , but the THC (Tetrahydrocanibinol) is a drug. But seriously it shouldnt be considered a drug or cigarettes should be considered drugs.
  8. thepieeatingjay

    thepieeatingjay Senior Contributor

    well .. considering even mint is listed as a drug, weed is defenitly a drug, believe it or not many stuff we daily take are considered as a drug, coffee, tea, energy drinks and so on, but the the factor that makes them illegal-not drug-but illigal is their dosage, well what I have for you my friend,from a weed and hashish user (myself) , is that you and only you know how to operate with your body, smoking weed should not become a daily habbip cuz it occupies your time which can be used in other fields of life, although i know some people who smoke weed and stick to their work for several hours without getting tires, anyhow, I believe no one should ever decide for others
  9. SarahWorksAtHome

    SarahWorksAtHome Community Champion

    Yup.
    I agree with @blastguardgear that technically cannabis isn't but the chemical it produces is. Ofcourse, cigarettes are also drugs in my opinion as they contain nicotine. Same thing there. I don't think tobacco is a drug but nicotine IS. Caffiene is a drug. Tylenol is a drug. And so forth.
  10. shadowsupernature

    shadowsupernature Senior Contributor

    I don't see it as a drug. I see drugs as something that has to be manufactured and the collective ingredients hurt you. Marijuana is literally just a plant. A product LITERALLY grown from the earth. Not factory made. So personally, no, I don't see it as a drug.
  11. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    I consider it a drug because of the effect it has in our bodies. If it was not a drug then people could not be smoking or using it. Then what can we call it, food or just weed? And why weed? Maybe because it is not supposed to be where it is planted.
  12. Rob93FL

    Rob93FL Senior Contributor

    You're calling other people stupid, yet you're claiming that Valium (diazepam, a benzodiazepine) is made from valerian root. The only thing similar between Valium and the valerian root are the first three letters of the words.

    Out of curiosity, what is your definition of a drug? Cannabis, by definition, is a drug. You're looking way too deeply into it.
  13. henry

    henry Community Champion

    It is a drug, no matter what anyone says. Most drug addicts started with weed and then started doing harder stuff. Why do you think that is if marijuana is not a drug? To me, anything that distorts your perception of reality is a drug.
  14. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    Of course it's a drug. Just because it's a plant or because it grows naturally does not mean it's not a drug. Magic mushrooms grow naturally and they are a drug, Speed and meth come from Khat which grows naturally, cocaine comes from coca plants which grow naturally and heroin comes from poppies which grow naturally. Any substance with a chemical composition and which can be consumed and has an effect on the mind/body is, by technical definition, a drug.
  15. Se7en

    Se7en Active Contributor

    Weed or marijuana or cannabis is considered as a psychoactive drug and as medicine. So yes, I consider weed as a drug.
  16. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    As long as it gives you that high feeling and as long as you get addicted to it, yes, I consider it a drug. It's not that strong, that's true, but it's still a drug.
  17. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    Not that strong? The Marijuana on the streets of the UK in recent times (and in many other countries) is now three times stronger than it was ten years ago. Even back then when the drug was mild, the dangers of heavy long-term use were known and were the same as they are now. The Marijuana on the streets today is much more likely to cause mental health problems such as psychosis and, at the extreme, Schizophrenia. The UK have recently reclassified it from a Class C drug to a class B drug due to it's potency.
  18. SarahWorksAtHome

    SarahWorksAtHome Community Champion

    Hahaha, oh, it's strong! LOL.
    I had not smoked it in a decade and smoked two years ago and two hits off a joint knocked me off my feet! I dunno what they are doing or growing but that is NOT what I smoked in high school!
  19. Se7en

    Se7en Active Contributor

    Weed nowdays is not pure weed - it's often mixed/sprayed with other drugs.
  20. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    I don't know about where you live but where I live many people are growing it themselves in their own homes. The weed on the streets around here is definitely pure (aside from perhaps some contamination from the growing environment used). No-one around here will touch weed unless it's high quality stuff. They won't pay for anything else. The only weed I know of which is mixed or sprayed with other substances is what would have been classed as 'legal highs' up until a few weeks ago. Legal highs are now illegal in the UK.

    Your post pretty much goes against what I said above also. It's now three times more potent than it was ten years. The weed back then was mixed and sprayed with all sorts of other stuff (including vinyl and plastic) because years ago it was all resin/block. These days it's all pure bud. Resin is now extremely rare in the UK. Resin does not have the same risks as bud (psychosis, schizophrenia, etc).
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