Thinking About Addiction
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Legalization solves problems related to the legal status of a drug, but has far less impact on the problems related to the nature of the substance itself.
As soon as they were feeling better, the guys would gather in the lounge to swap stories of high-level burglaries and shoplifting expeditions on a grand scale.
Some people are surprised that someone could function at such a high level in public despite significant drug use, but that’s something addiction has been known for.
Sure, the tar was gone, but as one of the other counselors put it, “that thing ain’t nothin’ but a crack pipe for nicotine.”
…we’re often well behind the curve in terms of what’s actually happening in colleges and bars and on the streets around America.
And yet our legal system seems designed to punish the low level offender while protecting their counterparts in business and government.
There is research that links more potent cannabis, including skunk, to THC-related changes in the brain, among daily users at least.