If you happen to live in Colorado, Oregon, Washington or Alaska, you are probably aware that marijuana has been legalized for both recreational and medical use. Many parents are having to ask themselves the hard question of, “Should I let my child smoke pot?” Many celebrities such as Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen admit to smoking pot regularly. Smoking pot is “fun and games” for a lot of people that use it recreationally.
Marijuana is said to give you a high that is calm and soothing. Many people that smoke it say that there is no harm in getting high on pot. Others that use it for medical use say that it relieves pain. If pot is so good for many people, why are the other states against legalizing marijuana usage?
Many young adults choose to smoke pot because their friends are smoking it already. It is often mixed with alcohol, friendly conversations amongst friends and family members. Many people that smoke pot will only use this drug. It is often a lot like smoking cigarettes. However, there is a certain percentage of people that will smoke part and then start taking a harder drug such as cocaine or heroin. Many young adults feel that they can handle marijuana, so why not try cocaine, heroin or flakka. When a person first tries one of these harder drugs, it feels great. The drug helps them to forget about their present day world and takes them somewhere beyond their own reality. Over time, these drugs cause a person to get addicted. Once a person is addicted to a hard drug such as cocaine, heroin and flakka, it is hard to stop. The body begins to physically crave these drugs. The addict will often feel like they cannot stop. In order to get more of these drugs into their system, they will often result to stealing from their friends and parents. A person that is addicted to a drug often cannot work a regular 9-5 job like most people.
Instead, their life spins out of control. The person that was once smoking marijuana has now become a hard core drug addict. It is true that not everyone will use harder drugs. However, many people have found that when they started using marijuana, they got introduced to harder drugs. Marijuana is bought through either a drug dealer or someone that knows a drug dealer in most states. These drug dealers often introduce other hard core drugs to their customers. Most people have no idea what kind of an effect a drug will have on their body. Most people only find out when it is too late. Usually a parent recognizes that their child is out of control. They don’t know how to help them. The bottom line is that they need to get into a drug rehab program before it’s too late.
Many celebrities died of drug overdoses to include: Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Chris Farley, Jimi Hendrix, John Belushi and many others. The big question that many states are having is whether or not marijuana will lead to heavier drug use. We can conclude this article by saying that some people will find marijuana to be a gateway to much harder drugs.