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Playing With: Marijuana Is LSD
Basic Trope: Marijuana (or any drug, for that matter) causes powerful hallucinations and/or extreme disassociation.
  • Straight: A person smokes a joint of marijuana, and suffers vivid hallucinations and/or loses concentration.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed: A person smokes marijuana and experiences aggression that is usually associated with PCP.
  • Justified: The drug is extremely experimental, or is laced with a much more powerful drug.
  • Inverted:
    • A person takes LSD, but it has the same effects as marijuana in Real Life.
    • A person smokes marijuana, and there is no effect.
  • Subverted:
    • A person smokes lots of marijuana, but the audience never sees it kicking in.
    • A person smokes a joint and has an hallucination, only that it was a very lucid dream.
  • Double Subverted: Only to realize that the drug he was smoking was not marijuana, and the person then smokes marijuana and then suffers the effects.
  • Parodied:
    • Someone thinks he smoked marijuana, and starts going through the motions, despite not actually inhaling any smoke.
    • Someone hallucinates after drinking a single sip of coffee.
  • Zig Zagged: Sometimes marijuana has these effects, and sometimes it doesn't.
  • Averted: Someone smokes marijuana, but suffers no effects, or has more realistic ones.
  • Enforced: Moral Guardians wanted to make marijuana to be worse in the series to scare kids from using that.
  • Lampshaded: "I hear purple!"
  • Invoked: Someone blows marijuana smoke at someone, or gets the person to inadvertently smoke marijuana, knowing that the person will suffer these side effects.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: The person who prepared the pot makes sure it isn't contaminated with LSD, so his/her customers get the effects they are looking for and come back.
  • Discussed: "That's not what happens when you smoke pot! That's what LSD does."
  • Conversed: "This show is just plain weird! It's like some priggish moral guardian wanted to make pot seem incredibly scary and terrible."

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