Do you happen to be one of those rare people who believes that a little marijuana can improve your shooting skills?
It's an important question as, on Friday, the government declared that pot has no medical benefits whatsoever. Indeed, its opinion is that it should remain in the same class of drug as heroin.
Others, however, argue that the drug isn't completely without merit. Simultaneously, you see, the gaming and marijuana communities have been debating whether pot makes video game players more at one with their controllers.
Culture magazine, for example, insists that using marijuana while gaming is not entirely unlike using steroids while smacking a baseball. It quotes Alex Walker, the tournament director of the World Cyber Games, as saying: "I've seen a number of players at national tournaments who came in 'baked' purely so they could play better."
As the magazine goes on to say, "cannabis' influence on better play is hardly a trade secret." But even on that count, not everyone agrees. Just a couple of years ago, the government's drug czar was very confident that marijuana actively impairs your gaming skills. He made a video to prove his point.