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You’re ALL “Drug Addicts” !!

In Ganja, Human Rights, Humour, India, Life, Marijuana, Medicine, Rights, Things that Piss Me Off ! on July 21, 2009 at 8:08 am

Don’t think so?

Read on.

Let’s get this straight. What are drugs?

(“Drregzzz”… to you holier-than-thou types)

THIS, is how Wikipedia defines “Drugs”.

Alcohol and tobacco, by that definition, are socially-accepted and government-sanctioned drugs. But you knew that already, didn’t you?

How about pharmacology then?

Most of us mark a distinction between medicine, say a tablet of Disprin (or Aspirin) and a joint (spliff, doobie, pot..marijuana).

The one noticeable difference is that a doctor prescribes one and a “smoker”, the other.

But based on the assumption that a “drug” is anything that causes a noticeable change in physiological (body-related) and psychological (mind-related) functions, they’re no different.

An innocuous tablet of something that was initially derived from the bark of the willow tree (and is now, probably completely synthesized in a lab), i.e., Aspirin, seems more socially acceptable than “weed”, right?

Healthier too, since it doesn’t fuck up your lungs, or get you “high.”

Not really.

If you consider the fact that you’re probably reading this in one of the metros in India, then it has been proven that the air you’re breathing is worse for you than a couple of cigarettes a day (at least!). Cigarettes, btw, are allowed by the government to contain as many as 2000 (!) chemical additives to the tobacco. Most of them added to provide a “smoother” taste, (read: less likely to make you cough).

What the hell does that have to do with Disprin, or pot?

Well, the Disprin you took, was in all probability for a headache. You don’t think that the bus which you passed on the road or that industrial area you drive past everyday, might have contributed to your headache in the first place?

Sure, the Disprin might have relieved your headache, but consider this:

Cannabis smoke is an expectorant!
(Cough,cough, cough…Hack!!   …sound familiar?)

An Expectorant (from the Latin expectorare, to expel from the chest) is a medication that “helps bring up mucus and other material from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea.” (again, Wikipedia)

Therefore, it dissolves the hardened mucus (phlegm, ‘Bulgum’ or “Flagum!”) which absorbs most of the air-borne particles of smoke/contaminants, etc., and EXPELS it from the body… before it’s even had a chance to reach your blood-stream, and cause that headache!!

..and if you are “high”, then you probably aren’t complaining about a headache in the first place… 🙂

“Prevention is better than the cure…” or something like that, right?

Coming back to the “You’re all drug addicts” point; if we accept that drugs are anything that cause a change in both mind and body function, then how do we differentiate between substances that are common “food”, and “recreational drugs”?

Both tea and coffee are consumed by the majority of the worlds’ population, and don’t try and tell me that it’s for sustenance because they have pretty much NO nutritional value to the human body.

So the primary difference they make, is to the brain and our levels of perception, right?

DRREGgzzzzz !!!

“But I don’t have either tea or coffee!” (Snoot!)

Maybe, but you do have…

SUGAR!!

Either directly, or through commercially-available, processed “food”.

Sugar is the world’s most popular “Drug”!!

In that it’s a highly-(physiologically and psychologically) active substance, and IS NOT REQUIRED by the human body externally. (Your body converts carbohydrates into all the sugar it actually requires from a meal)

Sugar abuse is also the least discussed and most widespread addiction on the planet!
Insidious too, since sugar addiction most often hides behind a variety of other substance “addictions” (such as tea, coffee, chocolate and even “just a glass of milk”).

It’s also very harmful…
Need more proof than your own cellulite, love-handles or the case of diabetes somewhere in your family?

Ok then, here you go.
Sugar has been medically-proven to be responsible for and contributing to:

  • Diabetes
  • Tooth decay
  • Gout, and
  • Obesity

besides fatigue, memory loss, lack of mental focus, risk of heart disaese and strokes! (Don’t take my word for it, ask your doctor)

It might even be responsible for many more, including cancer –  if you consider that it’s the first thing to be taken off most medical patients’ diets – but that admittedly, is my own conjecture.

As for the ethicality of the whole thing, sugar has a way more dastardly past in human history than even opium, cocaine or marijuana.

Do I really need to draw the line between the global growth in popularity of sugar, sugar plantations, and Slavery?

So… still think you’re a better, smarter human being than those “Dreggadixxx…”?

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P.S.: If you are one of those people who don’t; smoke, nor drink alcohol, tea or coffee; nor consume any sugar either, then I admire you and would like to take this opportunity to apologise.

“Very Sorry”

Now f*@# off (!) you teetotalling, anal-retentive tight ass

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  1. P.S.: If you are one of those people who don’t smoke, drink alcohol, tea, coffee or consume any sugar, then I apologise.

    I’ll take the apology.But you are being a moron by dissing me. I am on YOUR side. You just stereotyped all non-smoking,non tea/coffee/sugar consumers into one big anal retentive group. shame on you -i thought you were fighting for not being stereotyped.

    i dont indulge in drugs that are ingested. i get my high from running -running very long distances.long distances have more open minds than pot smokers.
    i come from the school of thought that beleives that everyone has the right to do as he pleases as long as he doesnt hurt anyone else. if pot is what rocks your boat, rock on!. there is no need to poohpooh the lifestyle choices of others.

    • You’re absolutely right, every one does have the right to do as they please as long as they don’t hurt someone else.
      And yes, pot does “rock my boat’, as much as playing the guitar, riding my bike, or writing -and I spend a whole lot more of my time on the last three – but understand this:

      I am not fighting for anything.

      As you seem to think..

      This post was not about stereotyping, it was about the fact that every person has their own drug of choice. Your’s seems to be Endorphines; those sweet, sweet chemicals produced in the brain whenever the body experiences excessive levels of stress (and pain).

      Interestingly, this is what Yiannis Kouros, a legend in your sport of Ultrarunning, had to say about his “high”:

      “Some may ask why I am running such long distances. There are reasons. During the ultras I come to a point where my body is almost dead. My mind has to take leadership. When it is very hard there is a war going on between the body and the mind. If my body wins, I will have to give up; if my mind wins, I will continue. At that time I feel that I stay outside of my body. It is as if I see my body in front of me; my mind commands and my body follows. This is a very special feeling, which I like very much. . . It is a very beautiful feeling and the only time I experience my personality separate from my body, as two different things.”

      So, yes. Everybody gets “high”, in their own way. All I’m saying is that no one should ever get narrow-minded enough to think that they are the exceptions, who don’t.

      Having been stereotyped myself for quite a while, I just like to point out hypocrisies and the ironies of life, especially to those who feel fit to pass any sort of judgement on others.

      I commend you for recognising your own drug – Run On! I say to you sir! 😀
      …and next time don’t let the post-scripted personal opinion from a moron like me get to you.
      Just keep runnin’ along.

  2. oye! do you realise all your posts end in fuck off!?

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