“Cannabis is legally and medically a narcotic because narcotics are defined as any substance that is illegal and induces sleep. It is complex chemically and not yet fully understood, but it does not scientifically function like a typical narcotic. Like alcohol, cannabis can act as both a stimulant and a depressant.
“Concerning cannabis use, research has indicated that cannabis intoxication definitely hinders attention, long-term memory storage, and psychomotor skills. As a psychoactive drug, cannabis alters mental functioning in some fashion.”