Marijuana Use is Self-Regulating

There is a very nice self-titering aspect to cannabis. Each puff is a very small dose; the time lag between inhaling a puff and sensing its effect is small; and there is no desire for more after the high is there. I think the ratio, R, of the time to sense the dose taken to the time required to take an excessive dose is an important quantity. R is very large for LSD (which I've never taken) and reasonably short for cannabis. Small values of R should be one measure of the safety of psychedelic drugs. When cannabis is legalized, I hope to see this ratio as one of he parameters printed on the pack. I hope that time isn't too distant; the illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.


Because the period of time between the puff of smoke and its effect on the user, it is easy to regulate how high you want to get when smoking it.

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 Marijuana Reconsidered
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Grinspoon , Lester (1994-03-30), Marijuana Reconsidered, Quick American Archives, Retrieved on 2011-06-01
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