"Oh my god he is doped!"
The response might be of different emotions from Govt officials of different countries or may I say regions.
People of Colorado Oregon Washington & of course many other countries outside the States would be saying the catchphrase in an indifferent or exuberant tone. At the same time, a Chinese, French or Egyptian official would have it delivered to you in terms of jail time. Why?
So the other effect is the effect of the smoker on the society.
- How does he/she respond to the society around ?
- Is he/she violent in social conduct?
- More importantly is he/she a threat to anyone's life?
Personally I don't feel declaring a wild frenzy against cannabis is not the way to go, taking into account the relative leniency to tobacco and alcohol use. After all, it doesn't turn you into zombies. Either the government should have a standard norm for all the drugs causing inebriation or expunge the bans imposed like many other countries.