Please I want only strong reasons. Preferably from those who understand brain chemistry.
I don’t believe marijuana is haram in low doses and moderate use.
The religion teaches us anything bad for us is harm. Well repetition that leads to harm is haram. Like drinking soda constantly is harmful by itself.
Marijuana (thc) is a psychoactive drug and so is caffeine which apparently isn’t haram
Marijuana clearly works very differently and on different receptors. But interestingly enough marijuana enhances grey matter and this has been shown in studies.
Grey matter is in fact responsible for an increase in motor control. Something animals like gorillas lack.
In high amounts marijuana can definitely intoxicate . Then again in high doses of water and I mean a lot of water. That Is straight up toxic.
When I have used marijuana in very minor amounts, I have increased cognition and critical thinking goes off the charts! In fact thc is known to cause the brain to fire all neurons. Guess what also acts very similarly to THC in many ways, Progesterone! A hormone naturally made in our bodies.
Sure marijuana can affect hormone balance and cause harm but hell so can plastics, soy and xenoEstrogens.
MDMA increases serotonin in the brain, has many negative effects as well as the mental pleasing effects. But all will say it’s haram. Well mdma doesn’t dull senses rather it increases them! (Please don’t do MDMA)
Naicin a necessary vitamin, aka vitamin b3 in megadoses, will cause red flushing and in fact cause serotonin to rise in the brain and have a very similar effect like mdma but for a seriously short period of time. Is naicin haram?
It seems to me Islam today is being held hostage by those who think they have a sense of moral superiority.
Not just that we seem to taboo things instantly if it shares similarities or links to things we know are very bad things. When in fact it’s not taboo but helpful.
This is not how intelligent people should be operating.
Hell here is an example of this behavior I am talking about. Many people in the US probably think GMOs are bad yet it’s a completely irrational fear that is hindering our own human evolution. Simply because we think of GMOs like pesticides or categorize them in a similar way. That’s not rational thinking and that’s not smart.
Marijuana is not haram. It’s how you use it that can make it haram just like practically everything.