Definition of Drug

This post is just to give a reference point.  I’ve heard numerous times that pot isn’t a drug or some other thing is not a drug.  Drugs do tend to alter one’s reality so I do understand. If you have been doing marijuana over a period of time all things seem to become mushed together.  People that don’t do drugs can much more easily ‘see’ those that do.  True story: A friend who is a mother of a teen age boy told him that she could name off which of his friends did pot and which did not.  He didn’t believe her until she nailed it 100% – both those that did dope and those that didn’t. (It is not very difficult to do.)

Here are your definitions:

merriam-webster.com
drug (drŭg) n.
“A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication.”
n. “Such a substance as recognized or defined by the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.”
n. “A chemical substance, such as a narcotic or hallucinogen, that affects the central nervous system, causing changes in behavior and often addiction.”

Oxford dictionaries.com
1.1 n. “A substance taken for its narcotic or stimulant effects, often illegally.” ‘a cocaine-based drug’

Dictionary.com
noun 1.  “Pharmacology. a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being.”
2. a. “any substance recognized in the official pharmacopoeia or formulary of the nation.  b. any substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or other animals. c. any article, other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals.  d. any substance intended for use as a component of such a drug, but not a device or a part of a device.”
3. a. “habit-forming medicinal or illicit substance, especially a narcotic.”

Free Dictionary.com
1.a. “A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication.b. Such a substance as recognized or defined by the US Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.”
marijuana definition
2. “A chemical substance, such as a narcotic or hallucinogen, that affects the central nervous system, causing changes in behavior and often addiction.”

The New Century Dictionary(You likely won’t find this one online)

Drug: n.  “…any medicinal substance for internal or external use; often, a habit forming medicinal substance; a narcotic;”

Marijuana, pot, dope – whatever you want to call it, it is still a drug.

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