i think there is a mix of personal opinion
weed doesn't do the same things as alcohol to ones mind
the effects are differnt and its clear
the way pple are looking at this is same way a non drinker looks at a drinker
An intoxicant is defined, for legal purposes in Islam, as anything that dulls the senses and induces a state of mental fogginess (e.g. to the point where one is unaware of what one does).
love is an intoxicant, food is an intoxicant (oooh i cant believe i ate that much), sex is an intoxicant (you dirty girl, can't believe you did that), are they all haraam? no they are not
alcohol was specifically mentioned, weed was around at the time of the prophet pbuh, so if Allah swt wanted to include weed then he would have told his messenger. but i dont see that anywhere in the quran or hadith
alcoholics dont become prominent leaders and thinker, physicists, engineers, artists. creativity is not born from alcohol, weed on the other hand is a different story
to each his own because at the end of the day we have to stand before Allah swt alone.
but one thing for sure, anything not done in moderation should also be considered haraam.
so light up your spliff but be mindful it doesn't get lit more than your desire for salaat