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".
“Rationality belongs to the cool observer, but because of the stupidity of the average man, he follows not reason, but faith, and the naive faith requires necessary illusion and emotionally potent oversimplifications which are provided by the myth-maker to keep ordinary person on course.”
― Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society: Study in Ethics and Politics