As for things that are obscure or strong e.g. Krokodil (a drug only really seen in a junkie population in Eastern Europe), heroin, crack, PCP etc. are not exactly easy to come by. Hell I go out clubbing every weekend and do work for nights in underground clubs where drugs are rife, even if I asked dealers who I know sell hundreds of pills, coke, ket, acid, 2CB etc. I would be VERY hard pressed to find any sort of person who even knows a dealer for the highly addictive and heavy drugs out there. They simply aren't easy to come by for a reason, it's just common sense not to take it. Though as a side note, there are a shit load of people out there who take things like heroin and lead a normal life, just because junkies get all the attention and others are reluctant to admit they take them, doesn't mean they don't.
FYI: I do not smoke and have no vested interests in protecting weed except to set the record straight. Hell, I don't drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes pot or do any other drugs, I don't even use Aspirin except maybe once a year for a splitting headache and no longer drink soda and never drank coffee. I am one of them people where if I can't take my life sober, I just can't take my life and refuse to do any drugs as I have seen too many get lost in them.
First, I have never in my life heard of any psychosis from weed, only from other drugs people had their weed laced with which isn't weed induced.
Next, I have already covered the gateway theory a little while ago, it is only a gateway drug BECAUSE it is illegal, studies have already shown that.
Also, if you ever read more into the studies, they haven't been able to figure out which causes the other yet. They haven't figured out if weed causes the damage or people with the damage already have a bigger chance of going to weed to help them cope with it. So not sure which is a symptom of which. Also, even if it did cause it directly, it took years of sustained use in their developmental years to cause it and alcohol use in them same years does even more damage which legalization and regulation would help curb to a great deal.Actually they did studies on this. The fact that pot is illegal is why it is considered a gateway drug.
You see, since many drug dealers don't deal in just one substance, they typically start offering and pressuring them to try other stuff.
An example of this would be if you had a pothead go to their supplier to get some weed but he also deals in heroin and starts offering it to them even letting them get a free try and pressuring them to try it, THAT is how many got their start.
If it was legal and regulated, that wouldn't happen as much due to the fact that their supplier is the local convenience store and not trying to actively get them to try the harder drugs.
And yes I have seen people get lost in weed, it is really sad too but it isn't a physical addiction, it is people who can't seem to cope with it like sex addicts and gambling addicts.
So you were old enough to move out with some chick when you were 17, but at the very same age, she is just a little baby? Either grow a pair and talk to your younger sister like an older brother, or move on and stfu.
OP, perhaps it isn't your place to say much more than your opinion on the matter? From the initial post, it seems like you two have drifted apart, perhaps from your extended absence. Perhaps just share a personal experience or encourage her to wait until experimentation doesn't have as much of a risk in injuring her development.
Weed doesn't make you do anything, in fact it makes you more likely not to do something lol. So many people who have no idea what they are talking about here, its dumbfounding.
If she's smoking marijuana, you shouldn't be worried. Anything else, worrisome.
The last three presidents smoked weed. Almost everyone successful that I've spent time with smokes weed or does harder drugs (ironically I do not). If you saw the sheer volume of cocaine that I have watched captains of industry fit down their nose, you'd be shocked.
From reading the replies by the OP, it seems he really needs to educate himself on Cannabis, tobacco, alcohol and "drugs" in general. He seems to have been brought up to think weed is this evil drug that makes you kill babies and do dumb shit. Go learn some stuff, OP. You're still a kid yourself.
Talk to your little sister about the legal, health and social repercussions of illegal drug usage. Whether or not you agree with the law that forbids you from possessing and/or using an illegal drug, it's not worth it. A lot of employers require drug tests these days, and with the job market as rough as it is, do you really want to cut off a lot of opportunities like that? Out of the four jobs I've held in the course of my life, three of them required a drug test. If you get caught with the drug, the legal repercussions can be tremendous. Get a felony on your record and your life is going to be pretty challenging for quite some time, even if you're lucky enough not to end up in harsh prison environment.
When you weigh out the costs, it's just not a logical decision to possess/use an illegal drug. It's not worth the consequences, no matter the age. Be safe and be smart.
get a proper strain of cannabis sativa and of you goooooooooooo
"It hath been found by experience that no matter how decent, intelligent or thoughtful the reasoning of a conservative may be, as an argument with a liberal is advanced, the probability of being accused of ‘bigotry’, ‘hatred’ or ‘intolerance’ approaches 1." - Cranmer's Law
1) Weed isn't bad. The worst side effects are it makes you a fucking moron, but only if you smoke it every single day. Don't abuse it and you're fine.
2) Hard drugs (Meth, cocaine, heroine) are bad. Highly addictive, should stay away from.
3) Psychedelics (LSD, Shrooms, Peyote) are not bad for you so long as you don't abuse it. LSD is pretty intense but won't kill you so long as you don't abuse it. Only bad side effect is that if you abuse LSD you'll get flashbacks. Peyote isn't bad for you at all.
4) Everyone who thinks that weed is from the devil and will ruin your life if you smoke it once needs to take a step back and do some research. It isn't a gateway drug. It isn't physically addictive. It won't hurt you. It won't kill you.
5) To all the stoners out there who are berating the people who think marijuana is deadly, chill. It's because of how they were raised and the propaganda that surrounds it. Try and be logical and explain it, don't insult them. They don't know any better.
Also for the record, I've never taken a drug in my life.
Drug is a good thing . People have to believe that. Your Government and that very person that stole your cellphone, not long ago, thank you for using them.
"We live in a world where a style of play that uses posession and passing to try and make spaces is made fun of.
While a style of play where a team sits back for 90 minutes and breaks away in 1v1 situations is respected."
- Ronald Koeman.