What is Comicvine's thoughts on this topic which is in the spotlight right now?
I should give some details about how it feels to use it and how harmful it is however because there are some serious misconceptions about it.
First of all its high is not massive at all. You don't lose control of yourself and if you wanted to appear sober it's pretty easy to do that for pretty much everyone even if you're blown out of your mind. You don't lose any motor control and you don't do anything stupid like after drinking too much alcohol but you do become mostly less concentrated, so driving I think should still be risky after smoking it.
You're basically smoking plant matter, so if any pothead tells you "Its not harmful bro, it's good for you" please don't belive that. Smoking it is NOT good for the lungs. I'll link some articles which will explain why. Lungs obviously get damaged because of it.
But the damage is much lesser than cigarettes which are legal. They also cannot cause lung cancer or any other type of cancer for that matter. However it can do some temporary damage at times. A friend of mine was a very regular smoker and it straight up cut the inner lining of his throat and it got painful to eat for him. It was because he wasn't smoking good quality marijuana and now has shifted to good quality and is fine.
It's high, like I mentioned is also much easy to control than alcohol and honestly much much safer. Alcohol also has tons of adverse effects on the body, especially the liver. It also makes you fatter if you're a regular drinker.
Another thing that should be mentioned is that you cannot OD to marijuana. That's simply not possible given the amount you'll have to smoke in order to literally overdose. You can pass out however because you will get tired.
People will also say its good for the health because it kills cancer and is given to cancer patients. That's dumb and stupid logic which I don't know why people even think is correct. A lot of medicines are given when you have cancer, doesn't mean its good for you. Hell, during cancer treatment they basically pump you full of toxins in the hopes that it'll kill the cancer before you die. You can just Google why this one is stupid I don't think I have to explain it honestly.
So basically, marijuana is less harmful that alcohol and cigarettes by a very decent margin and provides a high that is much safer and much easier to control than alcohol. It does harms the lungs however because at he end of the day, you are smoking something that's going in your lungs which isn't supposed to -
I'm sure someone is gonna say that most of it is still not proven but that is because the studies haven't had enough time to get any concrete evidence yet. Marijuana shares some elements from cigarettes which cause damage to the lungs and it'd make no sense for the same elements to not damage the body as well.