A drug which can be used in 3 ways:
1-To forget about problems and escape reality
2-To simply party
3-To burst open your mind and allow you to understand yourself and the world around you in a radically different light
Obviously, marijuana can be abused; but this is no different than caffeine or gambling or any countless number of habit-forming substances and behaviours. Addiction is not exclusive to weed. It exists everywhere, and weed is a far less dangerous drug than alcohol or tobacco. Weed can have problematic effects in the long run. but it should not be grouped with more fully destructive drugs like heroin, meth, or cocaine.
For people who have never tried the bud, and associate it only with drop-outs and losers, they should do a little research and explore the culture of cannabis a little more. Countless weed smokers have found untold success in life even with a history of drug use. Weed can be destructive or incredibly and positively life-changing. Don't be fooled by the swarms of half-truths and propaganda which fly from the mouths of anti-weed activists; if marijuana hits you the right way, it can allow for profound understanding of music, art, film, people, life, the soul...whatever you want. (It can also be very habit forming).
Try a little, but understand that if you smoke enough you could change yourself forever, mellow you out, make you appreciate life more fully, make you think more...or fuck up your lungs or mind forever
In an case...smoke up.
Marijuana Smoker 1: Woah man...now I can forget about my drinking problem, multiple DUIs, assault record, meth habit, and the giant tigar that lives in my basement maaaan
Marijuana Smoker 2: (Giggles incoherently) lolz
Marijuana Smoker 3: Wow man...I understand the meaning of life. Let's pack another blunt.
Anti-weed non-blazer: #@&^&( LOSERS LOSERS LOSERS WEED IS ILLEGAL GUYS ITS WRONG MAKES YOU STUPID UR GUNNA RUIN YOUR LIVES WHY DO YOU DO IT IS STUPID STUPID WRONG DONT DO IT YOU LOSER POTHEADS &^$%#