I disagree. We've all known plenty of alcoholics who held down good jobs for years. Heavy pot users though are generally useless. This isn't just my prejudice. Alcohol is water soluble and a healthy person generally metabolizes it fairly quickly. THC is fat soluble and takes much longer to be filtered out of a healthy body. Heavy pot users often tend to be constantly impaired, while most alcoholics can be quite functional, even successful for much of their day.
People rarely seem to consider the great desirability to the ruling class of an electorate that is largely mentally impaired, and what that means to the electorate itself.
I'm sorry but you just have no idea of what you are talking about. No idea what so ever.
You should watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta's special on CNN. He is a person that was just as ignorant on the subject as you are but then he decided to truly investigate.
Everyone that either knows a heavy pot smoker or has been one, all will tell you that the impairing effect for them is essentially zero.
The driving test on Dr. Gupta's investigative show also proved this.
Heavy smokers driving ability was hardly affected. Whereas the moderate or light smoker's driving ability was clearly affected.
He reached the conclusion that heavy medical marijuana users might should be exempted for laws concerning operating a vehicle while under the effects of marijuana.
I can tell you for an absolute fact, that I would hire a heavy smoker over a drinker any day. And I would not hesitate to send them up a 40 foot ladder.
If I even so much as suspect they have had 1 drink, I will send them home or keep them on the ground.
The pot smokers come to work and stay at work. They stay focused.
The alcoholics miss work, want to leave early, and wander off.
When I find a painter hiding in a closet taking a nap, it is almost always a drinker.
The impairment effect on someone that is a casual smoker is noticeable though. And could be a really big problem on dangerous job sites.
This is also why people such as you, that have tried it once or twice, end up thinking it is an impairing drug. Logic would indicate that the more you smoke, the more impaired the person would be. And so your mind becomes set and hardened and you think you are right.
But you are not right. You are very wrong.
Finally a respectable Dr. such as Gupta has proven this as a fact.