Originally Posted by Slinky Ferret
what may start as a few joints with friends, can lead to the search for a better high which may end in horific circumstances.
Are you speaking as a teetotaller here? I mean, one could say "what may start as a few pints with friends, can lead to the search for car keys which may end in horrific circumstances."
Any drug is going to alter one's brain chemistry, perhaps leading to choices one would not normally make. The risk is inherent, and there are a great many things one can do to minimize this risks, though this is made difficult by prohibitionist environments. Especially ones in which seemingly hypocritcal lines between "safe" and "unsafe" drugs are drawn by purely political or business interests. There is no such thing as a safe drug. Hell, if you're an unlucky enough bastard, the caffeine in a cup of coffee could cause you a world of hurt.
Just thought this thread could use a little moral equivalism...