I’ve always been told recreational drugs are bad. Don’t do them, they “put you in haze.” Of course, they always mean the illegal, recreational drugs. Because if something is legal it must be okay, and if its illegal it is clearly evil. What about prescription pills? Cigarettes? Alcohol? Caffeine for fuck’s sake (I don’t care what you say, anything that alters your state of mind is a drug)? I can positively say I know more people that are addicted to caffeine, and have subsequent health problems because of it. Look at the addictive properties of sugar and how they are used in McDonald’s food. I have seen more people that have severe health issues because of places like McDonalds than I have with all the illegal drugs combined.
Why aren’t these illegal?
More specifically, how are some of the prescription pills out there legal? Do you ever listen to the disclaimer on some of these things? I constantly
see (I no longer have cable) saw commercials for anti-depression pills where, after the long list of side effects, they state it may cause increased thoughts of suicide. No one else sees a problem with this?
How about all the chemicals they have to put into these to get the desired effect? You’re okay with pumping all of those into your body but you won’t try illicit drugs? I simply can’t wrap my head around something like that. Most prescriptions just put you in a haze as well; when people get sick they just pop a few pills so they don’t feel the effects of being sick? Or the idea that when you get sad you can just take a pill so you feel better about yourself? That sounds awfully similar to what alcoholics do, yet society looks down on them.
It’s been over a year since I have taken any pills (except Echinacea tea pills when I’m sick). I got my medical Marijuana card when I moved to LA, and when i’m sick, i just take some Echinacea to boost my immune system and sip OJ all day. If it gets too bad I get a little high and continue my day.
Because of this “stoner” influence I since given up:
My microwave (and all associated foods)
Most MSG laced foods
Now you tell me who is more healthy? The pothead or the average American?