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ing one's time and
energy from one activity often results not in more time and energy for other activities, but
no activity at all. And participation in certain kinds of activities often means involvement
in many others as well. "Spending" one's time and energy in one sphere often implies
spending more, not less, in other spheres as well.
In fact, extending our Victorian sexual analogy a step further, it was not uncommon in
the nineteenth century to employ economic imagery to describe sexual activity; having an
orgasm, for instance, was labeled "spending." And it is in the realm of economics that the
Victorian zero-sum model seems to operate best. One has a fixed amount of money, and
"spending" it leads to its depletion. Analogously, engaging in sexual activity depleted
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The Marijuana Smokers - Chapter 12
one's energy; by conserving it, one had more left over for nonsexual spheres. Sex, in short,
was seen as diminishing one's everyday, socially approved life.
Few areas of social life reflect this thinking more than the question of marijuana use.
The traditional view holds that smoking marijuana automatically means the deterioration
of one's "normal" socially approved life, that deterioration is a cause of marijuana use in
the first place, and that further use contributes to deterioration. Antidrug campaigns often
base their appeals on this assumption. During 1969 and 1970, the National Institute of
Mental Health has engaged in a propaganda effort to dissuade young people from using
drugs. In one of its commercials, a short film, sequences of potsmoking youths (who, the
commentator informs us, have copped out) are alternated and contrasted with shots of
several clean-cut, energetic college-age young adults who are engaged in community and
social work efforts. In fact, the basic assumption underlying nearly all antidrug
propaganda campaigns is that marijuana use and all of the things normally valued by our
society are mutually exclusive and incompatible. One chooses drugs or political activism.
Closely related to the zero sum model is the "escape from reality" conception of
marijuana use. The central axiom of this thesis is that the user is a troubled individual,
who finds life threatening and frightening, and seeks to alleviate his difficulties by drifting
off into a never-never land of euphoria. The state of intoxication associated with the
marijuana high is viewed as intrinsically outside the orbit of the normal and the real and,
therefore, by definition, the user seeks an unreal and abnormal state. It necessarily follows
that anyone who smokes marijuana seeks to escape from reality, since reality is defined as
what is socially acceptable. Thus, marijuana smokers are seen as truants from life, dropouts,
dwellers in a fantasy world, spinners of illusions—all living in hallucinations.
Another model currently applied to marijuana use is the "stoned" view of marijuana
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