Marijauna is both an upper and downer depending on the individual. I have experienced both and the more I became aware of who I genuinely was as a person the more of a downer it became. However, the times in my life that I was wearing a mask for protection and self preservation it was an upper. Yet, when it was an upper for me and I had my mask that's when the addiction settled in each time. I finally get what they say in the AA meetings that you will always be an addict. Those trigger moments linger just beyond the surface and you must always put on your whole armor to ward off those spirits of bondage to the sins that so easily beset us whether from generational curses or from things that has happened to us in our childhood. Marijuana is a gateway drug to open up all those dark places and demons we try to hide.