Why do a lot People use Cannabis
Why do alot telnet people choose to use Cannabis ?
Cannabis provide an escape. When you’re different than your peers, especially when you’re have trouble to communicate with them because of your intelligence, it’s common to find refuge in substances. A prime example is the amount of authors, artists and performers who frequently die of overdoses or wallow in substance abuse. It’s a symptom of an issue with the world not accepting or being unable to relate to the world around you. This is bleak, but can also be looked at as a positive thing. An brief escape made possible by cannabis is a blissful experience with very little consequences, compared to other substances that may be much more harmful.
On the topic of being different, it create a common denominator. This especially rings true in illegal states. In legal states, the fact that you smoke cannabis is no more of a “shared interest” with your neighbor than the fact that you drink beer. In illegal states, it speaks volumes. It could be interpreted as a common rebellion, a common respect for nature, an understanding of plant medicine, a shared interest in culture, a desire to find commonality with one’s peers, etc. Smart and dumb people understand drugs (to some degree) and know that if they both take a few shots or few hits off the bong, they’ll both feel about the same. It’s a unifier in the same way that people come together for creative purposes or teams work together to achieve a goal or win a game, regardless of intelligence.
Point blank, smart people know more about drugs than their dumb peers. Generally, people with higher capacities for learning, understanding and critical thinking have a tendency to question what they’re told, investigate and experiment on their own, and prove or disprove existing theories. Pick a topic and a smart person is more likely to care enough to delve into it than a dumber peer. Drugs are no different. Whereas simple minds might accept anti-drug propaganda or “just say no” messages from teachers and parents early in life, others may respond with “why” and when dissatisfied with the answers, seek out their own information. I remember stumbling (literally, on StumbleUpon) onto Erowid when I was in high school and being fascinated with the stories and knowledge that had been collected into a central repository. Many of the people who contributed to the site weren’t your standard, propaganda “druggies,” but were intelligent, literate individuals providing real world experiences that weren’t being shared elsewhere. When you know what the LD50 of a substance is and know that a standard does is much smaller and could provide an interesting experience or learn that no one has ever died from the use of cannabis or a variety of other helpful tidbits, your threshold for what is and is not acceptable changes. You no longer look at substances as outright taboo, but rather as tools that should or should not be be utilized to achieve a goal. Ayahuasca is a prefect example of a substance that is not designed for the casual user, nor for casual use by an experienced user, but offers many benefits as a substance, when researched and used accordingly. Clinics in other parts of the world treat drug addiction and a host of afflictions with this substance that is an “illegal drug” under US law. Cannabis is no different. Some 35+ states have cannabis laws on the books saying the substance has value, the federal government has patents on its medicinal value, and yet it remains a controlled substance.