The idea of marijuana causing a deprivation of reason doesn't seem to apply to me. On the occasions when I used marijuana I never felt that I lost my power of reasoning or my ability to make sound judgements; on the contrary, my rational faculties seemed to expand and allow my thought processes to become far more abstract and interesting.
What do the Fish Eaters moral theologians think of this? Does that still count as the privation of reason through intoxication?
Speaking for myself, whenever I have used mind altering drugs, including MJ, I cannot seem to "reason" in a linear pattern.
Examples would be, when I was stoned I believed my mind was expanding, so I tried to write. All that would come out is irrational insane garbage about Nazis and beer and killing. It always trailed off into nothingness. This also happened when I used acid.
However when I have been drunk I am loosened up and can write fairly well and could make sense, insofar as writing
One thing I will say is that the few times I did LSD I became a magnificent comic.
I entertained a room full of people with Don Ricklesesque jabbing humour and had several of them on the floor.
I wondered the next day if this was due to me making a fool of myself so I asked several of the people who were there and they responded it was genuinely hilarious, "we have never seen this side of you'
I have never been able to duplicate this since.