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Do you consider weed a drug?

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

  1. rightct

    rightct Community Champion

    From a point of view, I don't, from another one, I do. I'm at crossroads sometimes when I need to give my opinion, and I just don't know which one to tread. But, I would always be more inclined to say it isn't a drug... but if used excessively then it can of course escalate into far worse things.
  2. Se7en

    Se7en Active Contributor

    People here are growing it at home themselves, too. We call it home-weed and it is the cheapest. But you can also buy other types (skunk, hash, etc.) and some are hybrids/mixed and contain more THC than pure weed (and is more expensive).
  3. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    The stuff people are growing at home where I live is the strongest. They are using hybrid and crossbred strains and using hydroponics, steroids, etc to grow it at home in order to make it as potent as possible. Hash is now very rare in the UK and when it is available, it's incredibly weak. The stuff that used to be imported from other countries is now pretty much pointless because no-one wants it due to the low quality.
  4. ZXD22

    ZXD22 Senior Contributor

    I would call it a drug. Medical patients do use the plant for medical reasons so it would make sense for it to be called a drug. Of course its an overused product so I would see why people would argue against this.
  5. JonnyMacdonald

    JonnyMacdonald Community Champion

    You don't get to decide what is and isn't a drug. Drug is a defined medical term, it's not subject to interpretation or opinions.
    YES. Weed is a drug.
    A drugs is pretty much any chemical that has a measurable biological effect.
    If you girlfriend says you can't do drugs but you can do anything else (I don't in the world know what that is actually supposed to mean) that means you can't take Tylenol or drink coffee/alcohol. I also hope you don't have any medical conditions that require drugs to be treated with, like diabetes or high blood pressure.
  6. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    Correction, not as strong as other drugs. I, for example, haven't heard of anyone dying because of marijuana. Yes, it's a pretty strong one, still it can't cause problems as big as other drugs. And it is even prescribed to some people.

    I should learn to explain myself better, ha ha.
  7. NanouHammie

    NanouHammie Member

    Weed is not a hardcore drug. It is a beautiful plant that opens your 3rd eye and lifts your spirits. There is no way to die from smoking cannabis. It is a life saver for me. I use it to treat depression, Autism spectrum disorder, Anxiety, Arthritis, and other pains. It is also excellent to help when coping with grief. Alcohol is an evil demon compared to marijuana if you ask me.
  8. Se7en

    Se7en Active Contributor

    Nicely said :D And it relaxes your mind.
  9. Shimus

    Shimus Community Champion

    Yes. Weed is a Drug. A Drug is a Drug is a Drug. It doesn't matter if it's over the counter cough syrup, marijuana, coke, meth, heroin. It does not matter. Drugs are Drugs. To say or believe anything else is just sugarcoating the situation and putting on rose-colored glasses and acting a fool. Now, is it in the league of "Harmful" or "Damaging" or even "Hardcore"?

    Now with that said, do I consider it a "Hardcore" drug? No, I do not. It still is illegal/legal in most places, so this also confirms it's "Drug" status. It's used in medicinal treatments as well as it can cause cancer. Therefore while it has uses you have to consider it as such.
  10. Parassd

    Parassd Active Contributor

    Weed can't really be called as a drug, by that I mean it can't be put under the same category as cocaine, ludes and other hardcore drugs. However, it is a somewhat, in my personal opinion, medicine. People smoke to relax, it helps appetite and also calms a person. :)
  11. Se7en

    Se7en Active Contributor

    But it is drug. It is a recreational or medicinal drug.
  12. panda

    panda Member

    Even if it is less potent than other substances, I still consider it a drug. Anything that can cause addiction and dependence is probably a drug.
    My brother who's in rehab started weed in high school. He did stronger things after that.
  13. Cheeky_Chick

    Cheeky_Chick Community Champion

    Yes, of course it is a drug. It is something that you are putting into your system in order to get an experience that is not natural for your own body. If you say that it isn't a drug, you are in denial. It may not be as potent as other drugs, but even so there is a very dangerous scope for addiction so you should be careful - particularly if you already know that you have an addictive personality. I will not touch anything like that anymore because I know how susceptible I am to things like that.
  14. Morvack

    Morvack Active Contributor

    Yes I do. If you question it enough to ask us, I am guessing you do too. So let me reaffirm for you.

    Anything that can get you high is a drug. Anything that messes with brain chemistry can be considered a drug. From cough syrup to freaking world of warcraft could be considered a drug. So in a way , drug is kind of a broad term.

    I know you didn't ask, but I'll answer anyway. Do I think your girlfriend would consider it a drug she wants you to stay away from? Yes.
  15. Just Another Shallow Man

    Just Another Shallow Man Active Contributor

    Marijuana is a drug, regardless of the use being recreational or medicinal. It is a drug and has effects similars to other drugs by altering your brain's state and inducing a "high". It's not as hard as other drugs such as crack or coke, but it is still a drug.
  16. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    It is a natural drug kind of. Plastic and vinyl, that's interesting. The psychosis from weed I was just reading about that last night. There is much more to why it is being legalized than people realize. The dispensaries in California are saying that what they sell is more pure, organic and so forth. No chemicals or drugs added. Weed has always caused psychosis. It stays with you and sneaks out reaping havoc. People think its ok to use, they should think again. The chat about nobody kills anybody on it. Sorry but they do other things and it is days later.
    Valium; the chemical makeup of that drug is based on valerian. Not made up of valerian. In other words the pharma company copied the composition of valerian and made valium.
  17. Sparkster

    Sparkster Community Champion

    Ah, I see what you mean. It is one of the milder recreational drugs to be used. Having said that, it's continuing to increase in potency and was reclassified back from a Class C drug to a Class B drug in the UK a few years ago. If it keeps going the way it is (and people are now even smoking pure THC), then I can see either marijuana, or at least THC, being reclassified to a Class A drug (along with cocaine, heroin, etc).
  18. Shimus

    Shimus Community Champion

    The question should be, do you consider weed a HARMFUL drug? Because THC/Marijuana IS A DRUG, doesn't matter if it's legal or illegal - as someone said, if it can "Get you High" or mess with brain chemistry, it's a drug. It's a broad term these days.

    But do you see it as a harmful drug? Perhaps a little bit, for breaking relationships, for draining money as a vice. For long term health effects? No. I'd place Tobacco and Alcohol above it, definitely. You don't hear about someone who smoked a joint and went on to crash their car into someone else killing both families. If anything it makes you paranoid to drive SAFER than you normally would.
  19. smartmom

    smartmom Senior Contributor

    I think that it is a drug even though it derived from a plant. I strongly feel this is why we have such a thing called natural medicine. I feel that anything addictive is a drug. What some dont know is that some of our pharmaceutical drugs are plant derived. For example aspirin comes from a plant so yes I would say that this is a drug.
  20. Just Another Shallow Man

    Just Another Shallow Man Active Contributor

    I would agree, it definitely is not as harmful as tobacco or alcohol, but it's still kind of harmful specially because it can create an addiction like any other drug.

    I think driving while high should still count as a DIU, though. I think it does, though, but I'm not sure? No matter what, my point is that it's dangerous to drive under the influence of any drug or alcohol.