I do not consider cannabis as a drug which is what pharmacies and cartels are for that deal with toxic legalized chemicals that eats peoples bodies from inside out, but like anything in this world, it is recommended to use the green herb responsibly and with the right intent. There are proofed medical benefits for drinking, eating or smoking cannabis for those who are in physical and mental pain. It is quite usual where people with constant brain chatter, which may end up producing a stroke like body functioning, will find benefits and revelations when using pot products. This is because it gives you a hint of a none chattering mind and the benefits the none chatter of the mind has on the brain and thus the body. However pot does not teach you how to get to this state of meditation without the help of pot so many get depended on pot in their beginning stages and will find hard to remain in constant meditative state without pot. Now all that said, Ascension or awakening from the physical experience of birth and death is a process of reaching higher dimensions or higher states of consciousness. Many are failing but you are ascending otherwise you would not resonate with my writings.
Awakening from the dream of false physical universe is a process of becoming naturally blissful while you still appear to be in a body in a world of duality. So the more you vibrate with joy that does not depend on anything external, it means the atoms within are actually vibrating, you repel negative people and you are a sponge to cosmic communication with great benefits. If you use psychedelics such as marijuana on daily basis it may lead to a point where you realize it opens you to lower frequencies that usually takes the form of people who are passive abusers and will use your laid back pot head mind to suck energy out of you since you are not aware of protecting your aura field. The same can happen in etheric realms and may produce intense dreams that are not pleasant.
Psychedelics tend to point out quite fast that there indeed may be an ego consciousness that lies within humanity and controls their minds, emotions, thus their decision making abilities like a parasite, which is why it is also understandable, that for some, using psychedelics and the revelations that comes with it is not recommended: they would freak out about even the smallest discoveries because it goes out of their comfort zone. A Course in miracles, Buddhism, Hinduism and thousands of other paths are mind training programs to balance the mind that has been stuck in ego consciousness. It will motivate towards a meditative life which is why many drop or radically reduce pot in their lives. Religion has not worked most of the time because it does not address the body as a projection of the mind but tries to establish the dream body figures as flesh, blood and bone, which is a lie. Psychedelics, even pot, tend to be a gateway to show us we are more than flesh, blood and bones and we can actually experience that we are more with proper mind training by undoing the ego. It has to be a slow gentle process because the brain that we think is real needs to adjust psychologically and physically to the changes in the mind. If the process goes too fast, which psychedelics can produce, well, again, you freak out, and may experience psychosis which is basically a word for an individual who has become ungrounded or detached from the body which is not the purpose of Awakening. We all have a purpose here. Do not fall for the trap of thinking “If life is an illusion then it does not matter what I do here”. That attitude, as Gary Renard points out well, will only make life appear meaningless.
So, Psychedelics have been a catalyst for the journey to self realization to many people for thousands of years. There is nothing new about this so Im not really into writing about this much more. Some use it and some do not. We have been in this physical universe for what appears like eons so everybody has used it in some point anyway. Some abused it and some used intuition.