Interestingly enough as it is to me that the membership so freely shares it's experiences on the subject, I believe it's something we wouldn't have done say 5 years ago when less states had less legalized aspects of it's use. And as typical of the membership, I see we have a fairly decent range of experiences surrounding it. That we can even have this conversation is a great sign of the
Changing Times (nope that's Kiplinger's Personal Finance) High Times (that's more like it) that so many have worked so hard for so many years to bend the attitude of The State into the more favorable one we have today.
Forward the Activists, kudos for their work and keep the conversation going however uncomfortable it may be for some of us to continue. After all, many of us have been paranoid to say ANYTHING regarding it's use for ANYTHING as getting caught in the system with it (marketing, possession or in your blood stream) had far reaching consequences and still does for many including professionals with much to lose. But, it's getting much better.
Regardless of the actual, perceived or reasoned benefits for it's use, the bottom line is people (in general and many other mammals) enjoy altered states of consciousness. Some finding such pursuits and experiences spiritual. Carry on BS and to quote an optometrist back in '75 "smoke it if it makes your eyes better".
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent," Credited to Goebbles.