Growing up the word ‘drugs’ was a very general term used to depict every single drug in existence. When I was younger it was presented as something that would be detrimental to my well being. In elementary school there would often be anti-drug spokespersons that would come in and say how if you were to get involved with drugs that you would end up hurting yourself or others.
Of course, now we have gone through extensive studies and research to find out that not ALL drugs are detrimental to your well being — one of them being marijuana. As a kid though, because of the way our society was it was very hard to get to the point to understand that marijuana wasn’t as bad as it was made out to be. The propaganda that was intentionally made to keep kids away from the stuff was so embedded into my mind that it was a very radical idea for me to change my view on it.