Well, here’s the way I see it…and no disrespect to anyone who “just smokes to get high”…because there’s nothing wrong with that…
If I was just smoking because it was fun or I liked to…it’s really no different than anything else you like to do (movies, drinking, concerts). If you can no longer afford it, you should stop and save money for survival.
If I’m smoking for true medical or mENTal reasons, and that’s the one thing that keeps me alive/sane/productive/positive/non-suicidal, then it’s no different than anything else you actually need to do.
I take (and in fact, literally just sat down after taking) well over a dozen pills every day. Some of them are prescription meds that keep my blood pressure/cholesterol/etc in check; some of them are vitamins and other supplements; some of them help my mENTal outlook (5-HTP and Sam-E are highly recommended BTW). Together, they help keep me alive. Without the addition of my MMJ every day, I would be back in that twilight existence called “depression” where I was physically alive, but not much caring how any particular day went because they were mostly all the same.