Could it be that all the shite we have heard for years is complete bull shite about the effects of cannabis?
Addicts always want to say it is harmless, everyone does it, it has no ill effects, alcohol and tobacco are worse, it is a witch hunt, old people just don't understand.
Answer? I'm old enough to have experienced the problems. I'm old enough to have seen way to many examples of destroyed lives, wrecked health in a lot of friends, sons and daughters of friends can close kin.
It is not harmless. It does lead to harder things because that is the usual nature of the peer group, and youth WILL follow their peers.
Good for HB IF, I mean it, IF he has shaken his problem. But the truth is, addiction is for life and every day is a new struggle to stay clean.
It is amazing the number of people who want to enable him, say it is the fault of everyone else. It is depressing in the extreme. Best of luck to TM. He's going to need it, and some solid friendship guidance, in about two years when he thinks he is in the clear. That is when this type stuff reappears.