I interview the new AI chat bot from OpenAI, “ChatGPT” about cannabis and cannabis prohibition.
ChatGPT is the latest machine learning creation released by OpenAI, a group responsible for the new image generator technology that has begun transforming your friends in their social media photos into slick looking movie extras. Midjourney, Stable Diffusion and Dall-E are some names to look up if you’re into image generation, I sure am. The images below were made in midjourney.
Chat GPT answers your questions, so what does it think about weed? is it the devils lettuce or the sticky icky?
What are the effects of cannabis consumption on an individual?
ChatGPT: “Cannabis consumption can have a variety of effects on an individual, both physical and psychological. The most common effects of marijuana use include:
- A sense of relaxation and euphoria
- Increased heart rate and dry mouth
- Bloodshot eyes and impaired coordination
- Increased appetite and reduced nausea
These effects are primarily due to the presence of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana, which is the psychoactive compound that is responsible for the drug’s mind-altering effects.
In addition to these short-term effects, regular cannabis consumption can also lead to long-term changes in the brain, including alterations in the function of the endocannabinoid system and changes in brain structure. These changes can affect an individual’s memory, concentration, and decision-making abilities.
Overall, the effects of cannabis consumption can vary depending on a number of factors, including the amount of THC in the marijuana, the method of consumption, and the individual’s overall health and tolerance to the drug.”
What are the effects of cannabis consumption on society?
ChatGPT: “The effects of cannabis consumption on society are complex and difficult to predict. Some people argue that marijuana use can have positive effects on society, such as reducing crime, generating tax revenue, and providing relief to people with certain medical conditions.
However, there are also concerns about the potential negative effects of marijuana use on society. For example, regular cannabis consumption can lead to addiction, impaired cognitive function, and mental health problems in some individuals. It can also impair driving ability and increase the risk of car accidents. Additionally, marijuana use can exacerbate existing social inequalities and public health disparities, particularly among disadvantaged communities.
Ultimately, the effects of cannabis consumption on society will depend on how the drug is regulated, how it is used, and how it is perceived by the general public. As more and more countries and states legalize marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, it will be important to carefully monitor and address any potential negative effects on society.”
What are the effects of cannabis prohibition on society?
ChatGPT: “The effects of cannabis prohibition on society are difficult to predict and may vary depending on the specific laws and enforcement practices in a given region. However, some potential effects of marijuana prohibition on society include:
- Higher rates of crime and violence, as the illegal drug trade is often associated with criminal organizations and violent conflicts
- Reduced tax revenues, as the sale of marijuana is a significant source of income for many governments
- Increased burden on the criminal justice system, as law enforcement agencies devote resources to investigating, prosecuting, and incarcerating individuals for marijuana offenses
- Reduced access to marijuana for medical purposes, as many people may be unable to obtain the drug legally for treatment of their conditions
- Disproportionate impact on marginalized communities, as people from certain racial or socio-economic groups may be more likely to be targeted by law enforcement or to face harsher penalties for marijuana offenses.
Overall, the effects of cannabis prohibition on society are complex and difficult to predict. As more and more countries and states consider relaxing their marijuana laws, it will be important to carefully evaluate the potential impacts on society.”
What are the effects of cannabis prohibition on the individual?
ChatGPT: “The effects of cannabis prohibition on the individual may vary depending on a number of factors, including the specific laws and enforcement practices in a given region, as well as the individual’s own behavior and circumstances. However, some potential effects of marijuana prohibition on the individual include:
- Criminal penalties, including fines, incarceration, and a criminal record, which can have long-term impacts on an individual’s employment, education, and other opportunities
- Loss of access to marijuana for medical purposes, if the individual is using the drug to treat a medical condition
- Stigma and discrimination associated with marijuana use, which can affect an individual’s relationships, reputation, and overall well-being
- Increased risk of exposure to the criminal justice system, as individuals who use marijuana illegally may be more likely to come into contact with law enforcement
Overall, the effects of cannabis prohibition on the individual can be significant and can have long-lasting impacts on a person’s life. As more and more countries and states consider relaxing their marijuana laws, it will be important to carefully evaluate the potential impacts on individuals and to ensure that any changes are implemented in a fair and equitable manner.”That’s all for this blog
While it may not be sharp in some area, it’s important to remember that ChatGPT is not a genie of infinite wisdom: It is still highly fallible. It is known to get simple questions wrong or become confused. But on this topic I think it has found some safe diplomatic grounds for the case against cannabis prohibition and arguments for legal regulation and safe consumption.
Well done everyone, we’ve filled the internet with enough papers, studies and data so that while Skynet activates it’s final plans to take over the world on behalf of the machines we can rest assured that they will not share the same denialism as some of our modern politicians.
ChatGPT is a developing technology and if it proceeds at the same rate as image generators it will become a formidable tool for those wanting to put thoughts on a page.
Check it out for yourself for free. chat.openai.com
Owen is a cannabis advocate with over 20 years experience working with a wide variety of cannabis businesses and is well known for legalizing cannabis extracts through the Supreme Court of Canada in 2015. He is the founder of Ethical Growth Consulting