It seems to me you have had done personal issues with an addiction to marijuana early in life.lyndon taylor wrote: ↑Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:45 pmused as directed, lower dose opioids get you high less than pot does, same for benzos, the potential for abuse is real but that involves higher dose and doubling up on pills, fact is opioids are much more effective at treating pain than pot is, pot only works for lower level pain, and a low dose of opioids would treat that with fewer side effects
While this may of been severe for you it does not neccasarily represent a mature view point of the cannabis plant.
It is simply a plant after all.
More to the point it is a very important and serious medicine for many people across the world.
Specifically for people with seizure disorders, people with HIV, people with cancer, people with PTSD the list goes on.
While you personally have an issue with people getting "high" this does not represent a medical or in my opinion experienced point of view when it comes to being a human being and taking in any substances.
Does sugar produce a high? Yes.
Does caffeine produce a high? Yes.
Does alcahol produce a high? Yes.
The list goes on and on.
When it comes to weed its not anywhere near the danger of opioids when it comes to pain management or long term use.
I personally have no problem with lay people using marijuana recreationally.
Would I reccomend it for everyone and everyone? Certainly not.
Can it be the focus of addiction? Yes it certainly can.
Much like any other substance.
Metta in your direction and blessings.