Marijuana is a drug. The use of marijuana causes physical and psychological dependence. It is illegal. Marijuana can change the brain. It also changes your time perception and the way you think about time. The book Marijuana tries to bring the whole configuration of marijuana’s problem to the reader. It is the drug that was at the heart of alienation for many young people in the second half of the 1960s, as well as fears of social breakdown among the older generation.
Cannabis is a drug
The argument that cannabis is a drug argues against the common view that it is not. Goode’s argument is that it is a drug, but only because it is abused. His argument is based on the difference between the genders and the different types of drug users. While marijuana is more popular among women, men do not tend to be as socially conscious about the ritual of sex, preferring to focus on the path to the orgasm.
Marijuana’s chemicals ride through the nervous system to the brain, latching on to cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are responsible for regulating our pleasure and affect cognition, memory, and coordination. Getting high has a profound effect on our thinking and behavior, and it may also influence sexual behavior. Researchers have examined studies conducted during the 1970s and 80s and concluded that frequent marijuana use was associated with aphrodisiac effects in about half of subjects. In other words, marijuana users claim to be more receptive to pleasure when they are high.
Marijuana permits us to detour from the traditional channels of experience and to overcome social inhibitions. Middle class Americans, for instance, have been socialized to be self-conscious and ‘nice’ about their bodies. Toilet training has taught them to be self-conscious about defecating, while taboos about sex still linger. Middle-class Americans have learned to respect the ritual of eating and drinking and to not become overweight. They are even taught to be wary of sweating, flatulating, and belching.
Marijuana, like all psychoactive substances, can cause panic or psychotic episodes in some people. However, these experiences are highly unlikely to occur in a healthy psyche. Marijuana can trigger a variety of different situations that make it difficult to cope with. Therefore, the legalization of marijuana is the best way to ensure that people do not suffer from this disease. There are many other benefits of using marijuana, but it is best to use it responsibly.
It affects time
There are several reasons why marijuana is classified as a drug. Most notably, marijuana allows users to deviate from the norms of time and social inhibitions. In the context of sex, for example, middle-class American women are often more preoccupied with the ritual of foreplay and the path to orgasm. In contrast, men are more centered on the orgasm and focus on the body.
It causes psychological dependence
The Hammurabi Code was first created around 2240 B.C., and has been used to classify drugs, including marijuana. In this code, drugs were defined as chemicals that cause the release of chemical messengers in the brain, including dopamine, serotonin, and narcotics. Goode argued that the social context of the drug’s use determined its effects.
In addition, the shift from chemical dependence to psychic dependence has changed the way drugs are classified. In the past, experts have mistakenly classified drugs based on their effects, as if they are inherently addictive. Instead, people switch dependencies without ever achieving greater freedom. It has become necessary to redefine addiction as a societal problem and recognize it for what it is.
It is illegal
The reason that marijuana is illegal is to prevent people from using it. Currently, it is illegal for individuals to purchase and possess marijuana, which is an unregulated and highly addictive substance. According to Erich Goode, marijuana is a drug because it is illegal. This argument may sound odd to some people, but it is actually a reasonable one. We should not judge drug use by the way it affects us. We should instead judge drug use in the context of our society and its effects.
If you are caught with marijuana, you are breaking the law and should expect to face criminal or civil penalties. However, it is legal for medical purposes when possessed by a licensed medical practitioner. Legalizing marijuana for recreational use would eliminate the penalties associated with marijuana possession. However, this is a long-term solution and will only be possible if it is legalized in a state.