What do you think? Should it be allowed? I'm in my very early 30's. Up until a few years ago, I smoked a lot of cannabis, but I eventually quit, though quiting had nothing to do with me being against it. I'm not against cannabis. One thing I did do was to make excuses as to why I smoked it. I sometimes used to say it helped make me feel better, i.e I wouldn't be too well without it. Maybe I believed that at the time, or maybe I was lying to myself. In the past while, I was diagnosed with kidney disease, and 'with' the disease, I've had other pains here and there. Just since I got an almost random opportunity, I smoked some cannabis, and I couldn't believe how good it was, it actually soothed away my pain. I found-out for real that taking it for pain is not an excuse. That was just a random opportunity, I don't really smoke it just now, but I would. I think it's a great drug [remember, it's a cliché, but 'alcohol' 'tobacco' 'coffee' etc, etc are 'drugs' too]. As with the likes of alcohol which should be illegal to under 18's [or 21's in some parts of the world], I think so should cannabis, but beyond the legal age, we should be allowed to choose. Baring in mind that alcohol is bad for your physical and mental health, yet it is legal and celebrated, then I can not see any good arguments against cannabis, especially if you only talk about people that started to use it after an adult age. What are your thoughts? This is my first thread so 'Hello.'