Today, me and my friend (who is basicly anti-weed) got in an argument about... you guessed it! WEED!.. so he said that i need to "cut back" on the drugs and that i was "gonna end up a bum". and i responded with "Weed isn't a drug, it is a plant. drugs have chemicals added to them and they are modified. Marijuana is a plant you grow. drugs are illegal, weed is LEGAL NOW (in cali and it is legal from medical purposes in several other states)!" he said i was wrong, but if i got my fellow weed loving friends to give me 200+ up votes he will finally accept that weed isn't a drug.

HELP ME!

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Fri, 01/15/2010 - 10:00pm

i dont know why this got published twice. the first one cut off the last sentance

 
 
Fri, 01/15/2010 - 10:48pm
Kramer683 Says:

Weed is a drug my friend...it's not a bad drug...but its a drug. THC is the chemical that is in it.

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 10:35pm

a drug is something thats altered and manufactured weed grows from the earth and is 100% natural so weed aint a drug its an herb

"every puff that i breathe potent herbs and leaves"-Krayzie Bone

 
 
Mon, 01/25/2010 - 3:14pm

A Drug is something that is used as a medicinal purpose. Herbs are used as medical purposes, and therefore could be called a drug.
A drug is also something that alters normal body function, weed ddoes that so yea.... its a drug, a very good one though

 
 
Tue, 08/07/2012 - 2:26pm
 
 
Fri, 01/15/2010 - 11:17pm

drugs are created by PEOPLE messing with them

 
 
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 6:15pm
cisconast Says:
 
 
Sun, 01/17/2010 - 1:29pm
 
 
Sun, 01/17/2010 - 2:55pm
Just_Blaze Says:

why does it matter if is a drug or not? YES, weed is a drug, but that doesn't mean it is bad for you, because it's not. There are good drugs and bad drugs. Weed however, is a good drug (BUT STILL A DRUG)

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 7:48pm

your friend definitely won't accept weed as a non-drug because a bunch of stoners said so.

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 8:05pm

what is the criteria determining a good drug from bad drug mister Just_Blaze1? and to that end who is making the decision. a drug is a drug whether it is sugar, weed, or heroin. who are we as people to judge whatever drugs other people want to put in their body. So long as they do no harm to any other persons it's ok by me.

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 7:44am
Just_Blaze Says:

I consider a bad drug to be detrimental to one's health. Weed has not been proven to be at all detrimental, however has medicinal purposes.

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 8:28pm

I don't think your friend is going to accept that weed isnt a drug. Besides who cares if your friend thinks it is a bad drug. How about you keep smoking it and when its legal then blow some smoke in his face?

P.S. is weed legal in cali? From what i see it is going to be put on a bill in november to be voted on whether or not it should be, but i dont think it is yet? correct me if im wrong because i have been wondering

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 9:36pm

It isn't legal yet, and the bill you speak of still has a long way through legislation before it is passed to law, but it has made the most progress in the history of legalization and regulation.

-One of the many modern Socrates; The Baron Von Joseph-
"Dear friend, all theory is gray,
And green the golden tree of life"

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 8:30pm

Weed IS a drug!

Not all drugs are bad. The word drug actually means that it's something that affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals.

Marijuana applies. So do a lot of other things that are not bad substances.

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 8:33pm

i believe what distinguishes a "good" drug from a "bad" drug is the addictivness it holds. despite what anybody says, weed is NOT addictive, therefore it should ultimately be classified as a "good" drug.

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 8:34pm
Doki Says:

I wish I had the patience to actually keep up a drug debate without cursing out person for being ignorant/naive.

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 8:54pm

smokeplease- weed is NOT legal YET in cali, but it is said to be on the ballot in November, so you are correct. it is tho completely legal for medical use, with approval from a doctor of course.

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 9:14pm
rayamato1 Says:

how could you be frends with someone who is anti-weed?!?

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 9:18pm

Weed is a PURE drug made from god and its even referenced in the bible. Psalms 104:14 "He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man." Every other drug is made by people doing bad things to make money.

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 9:53pm

Weed is a drug, or if you prefer a plant containing chemicals that have a physical/psychological effect on you (i.e. a drug). Drugs are not illegal, narcotics are. What weed is not, in my opinion, and what I believe you are referring to, is a narcotic.

A drug is only as "good" or "bad" as the way it is used. Pain killers can be good for people who are in pain and need relief and bad if abused and taken in unsafe doses. Weed can be used for a number of good things (relieve pain, give appetite, enhance your perception of a situation) and a number of bad things can be done because of weed (theft of either possessions or weed to get high, using other people to get high). The drug is not the problem; people are. People are responsible alone for the things they do.

As for your friend, he has made his own choice on how to view the situation. Your friend isn't wrong, just opinionated, like anyone else. I think it is a petty thing to come between friends and that you should both move past the issue or stop being friends. Also, the minimal input of opinion shown from 200 up votes shouldn't be what sways your view on an issue. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions instead of using some pissing contest to further the ignorance of the world.

P.S.- Weed is not legal and regulated in California yet. The bill was passed in one vote and needs to go through a few more before being considered by congress as I understand it.

-One of the many modern Socrates; The Baron Von Joseph-
"Dear friend, all theory is gray,
And green the golden tree of life"

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 11:27pm
 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 11:29pm
dylanto Says:

hey dick squeezer, way to take a perfectly good highdea and shit all over it by putting a "vote up and...". i doubt that your friend actually said," hey ill accept that weed isn't a drug if you go on a stoner website and get 200 votes". everyone who voted this up should be ashamed.

 
 
Mon, 01/18/2010 - 11:38pm
 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 12:02am

i bet you are to fucking scared to even touch green. scared that your mommy and daddy will catch you. aight?

OP what the fuck is that?

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 12:22am
brendabong Says:

I LOL'D. its probably true though, what the hell is this ?

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 12:03am

acid, and such are drugs. made by man. weed. made by god. you plant a seed. wait. and get high.

who the FUCK disagrees with me on that?

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 2:59am

I disagree with some of that. Heroine and cocaine also come from plants and are manipulated by man to serve what ever that persons interest is. Weed is also manipulated by man. Grown under certain conditions and bred in certain ways to produce more THC content.
I also disagree that it was made by god, but that is another subject entirely.
But just because we disagree doesn't mean either of us are right or wrong. Just opinionated.
Really it all comes back to the issue being petty and we shouldn't even worry about it.

-One of the many modern Socrates; The Baron Von Joseph-
"Dear friend, all theory is gray,
And green the golden tree of life"

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 12:19am
jeyy_420 Says:

weed isnt a drug,its a plant.
its natural and not mixed with other chemicals.

STAY LIFTED<3

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 12:28am
brendabong Says:

It's a PLANT. It should be no more illegal than growing a plant that you use for your own benefit, like potatoes, green beans etc. Weed, like everything else that is natural, comes from the ground. All it needs is sunlight, water and the right temperature.

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 1:08am
ngronqvi (not verified) Says:

haha i just sat here and read all of these debates. and then getting mad because he asked for 200 ups. lol i'm stoned magoned :)

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 1:55am
aaronmahaffey (not verified) Says:

first of all i really hate to be the bad guy but marijuana is a drug. the definition of a drug is "a mind altering substance". and weed is not legal in California why do people keep saying that. maybe in a couple little cities but thats it.

.:JIMMY:.

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 1:55am

You know what I think we have to ask ourselves?

We have to ask: "Just how potent of a connotation is the word 'drug' anyway?"

When the word 'drug' comes to mind, I, personally, instantly think of a syringe. I'd imagine it isn't far off from most of others' notions on the term.

Heroine is a 'drug', caffeine is a 'drug', and cannabis is a 'drug'. < It's like a fucking joke that these 3 things have little to no relation with one another yet are all lumped into the same group. One rarely hears caffeine being mentioned as a drug though.

For some reason, when I hear the word 'narcotic' I think of tubas... No idea why, I just do. I'd imagine that word would be just as frightening as 'drug' to most people though.

You never hear 'alcohol' being used as a drug, and you never hear someone ask for 'some nicotine'.

I think we could have a REAL EDGE if pro-cannabis users studied the English language and learned to master it. You'll notice I didn't say 'marijuana', 'marijuana' is the negative spin the government put on 'cannabis' and I believe it has mexican roots. BAM. RIGHT THERE. So now it's foreign. That right there says 'It never existed here so it never should.'

sorry guys I feel like I was on a hot streak but I forgot my point.. damnit. oh well im off on a quest for munchies :P peace! :D

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 2:27am

the definition of drug is a mind altering substance
cannabis IS a drug
so is coffee alcohol cigarettes salvia even chocolate is considered a drug for fucks sake
drug isn't always a bad word people don't freak out when they go to a drug store
get over it kids they're gonna call it whatever they want no matter how much we fight them about it
everyone's entitled to their opinion

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 2:36am

I would say that marijuana is a plant but THC is a drug.

-Because I got high...I was high, soooo high...sayin goodbye to a tangerine sky...i realized why...i love to get high. :]

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 4:08am
KCheezy Says:

weed is a drug for the same reason that poppies, peyote, and coca plants are drugs. just because its a drug doesn't make it bad. it is a drug because it has many medicinal purposes.

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 10:01am

The definition of a drug is not how it is made, produced or injested
"any article, other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals"
Weed affects the function of the brain, amount other things. It is a drug. There is no contention on this point. it is not opinion. DRUG DRUG DRUG

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 10:55am

weed naturally has THC in it. therefor why are they making it illegal for us to smoke something that is natural?

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 11:21am

a drug is a drug. one cannot distinguish between good and bad, just over indulgence of that drug.

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 11:29am

Make your friend look at this web and show him how much more people smoke than dont

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 12:01pm

Sorry bro but a drug doesn't have to be man made in any way... Thc is the active drug. But drugs arnt bad until their abused. Most of our drugs are found in nature, I can't come up with any right now cas I'm not tryin to think that hard but yeah. Just cas it's a drug doesn't make it bad.

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 1:07pm
Ironlamp Says:

I agree with all the people who say it's a drug especially dysfunctional,
to his point i add think of how much of us are some what ignorant as to whether cannabis is a drug or not and then think about what the general public know about the drug, I think public ignorance might be the one thing we have to overcome in order to get full blown legalization to happen and I think it has to start with our selves first

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 3:16pm
 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 6:18pm
Kramer683 Says:

Weed is a drug, a drug is not always man made, a drug is something that when enters your body you are physically and/or mentlly effected by said drug.

 
 
Tue, 01/19/2010 - 11:19pm

cocaine and heroin and all those other drugs are altered from the original state. weed you just grow and add fire.

is anyone arguing with this now?

 
 
Thu, 01/21/2010 - 3:12pm
lpweedman Says:

lol weed is so good u dont even need to add fire, just eat it

 
 
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:49am

Weed is a drug. Any substance that alters the normal bodily function of a living organism is a drug.

More importantly, though, is that the distinction between "man-made" and "natural" is a very fuzzy line. What does man-made mean? That it is processed before it is used? Well guess what, weed must be dried and cured before it reaches the form you know it as. You can try to pick a fresh bud off a plant and smoke it, but it will be very harsh and unpleasant and won't get you very high.
Does man-made mean that it can be obtained without human intervention? Well, all of the higher quality bud is grown with a lot of human care. Plants are bred to produce the most desirable traits. That's all human intervention.
Every "man-made" drug eventually started from SOME natural source. Every started from some natural source.

Good luck, and good smoking

 
 
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 4:42pm

Marijuana is considered a drug because of THC(Tetrahydrocannabinol) which get's you high, it alters your mindset, that's why even though Marijuana is a natural organic occurance, it's considered a narcotic, but Marijuana, really has no harmful effects, other than the inhalation of smoke, which isn't good any way you look at it, but if you want to get high, you're inhaling smoke. The government is now marketting Marinol, which is basically synthetic THC in a pill form, so if THC in pill form is legal, and available by prescription, then why is Marijuana illegal, alot of people claim it has chemicals in it, some same as cigarettes, but how can it, if it's grown in the ground, and you pick it from your own stores, there are many holes in the reasoning behind the outlawing of Cannabis. You can find out alot about Weed just by wiki-ing it, or going to www.erowid.org, not to mention Erowid is pretty informationable on most Narcotics and illegal substances.
Stay High, my friends.

And I Would Not Want You, Any Other Way.

 
 
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 11:45pm
connor419 Says:

Whenever I come across this argument I just say "if weed is such a bad drug why do they sell it as medicine"

 
 
Thu, 01/21/2010 - 12:55pm

They sell codeine and Tylenol as medicine too, but those'll fuck you up ten times worse then pot when taken in large enough doses to be considered a 'high'. It's sold as medicine BECAUSE its a drug, not because its not. All medicines are drugs. hence the term 'drug store' instead of pharmacy.