@khan - you’ve found the cure !
I have no judgement of use of drugs
I fortunately/unfortunately can’t smoke weed as in turns me into a paranoid recluse who leaves his body or feels like I’m trapped in cartoon hell lol
I have been an addict of other drugs before though- again like a literal addict-who had to be hospitalized and rehab.
My standing theory is drugs are self medication -to cover up or not feel unresolved emotional charges
Control substances -amphetamines, cocaine, nicotine–for those whose emotional charge seeks control or masculine empowerment (looking for masculine energy)
Sedative substances-alcohol, downers-for those who seek sedation/numbing or for those who seek feminine (life flow surrender) empowerment-- tend to have stronger natural or unhealthy masculine.
Weed is super powerful cause it does both it’s a sedative and a control agent- so even though it’s not technically addictive in the way nicotine or cocaine is- its psychologically addictive- like Ultima subs
If mitigating those emotional charges helps one be a better human being in life–or have a better life–and it is sustainable -awesome
if it doesn’t or causes backlash --then better to take precautions
But in either case IMO when those emotional charges are resolved the substance loses its appeal and value.
PS. I understand that, and have quite a few friends who consciously use weed and/or other drugs for spiritual practice and development and I totally respect that. That may fall into a different category-still with its upsides and downsides but possibly different