You say that as if all drugs do the same things to you. Perhaps you should research a little deeper to find out the truth behind what does what before you go shooting from the hip like that.
It's said that smoking weed - whether in herbal form (grass) or solid will
lead to stronger drugs, but as +Ted Ewen
has stated, some people are just susceptible to wanting the higher high or the harder hit.
Hash is often prescribed to those with Glaucoma or Multiple Sclerosis, so it can't be all bad and about the worse thing it does if taken to extremes, is make one lethargic and slightly paranoid. Otherwise, I'm afraid I agree with some of the other 'pro' hash posters here: it's down to individuals.
Look at the issues caused by alcohol and then look at tokers. Most of the tokers couldn't be bothered to fight, yet it seems it's the first thing on a drinker's mind. Tokers get too paranoid to drive and often crash out where they are rather than get in the car and risk themselves and others. This is not so with drinkers, who tend to think their driving improves after a few pints or a few glasses of wine.
I'm not suggesting that hash smoking is good and I'm sure that many medical practitioners would suggest that it's anything but good, but I have known a great many people who are just like Ted and have healthy, productive lives and would rather smoke a joint (or whatever their preference for taking it), rather than drink.
They will not damage their livers, kidneys or end up in motorway pile-ups like many drinkers and are generally less argumentative than others, preferring instead to reason things out.
Personally, I prefer to remain straight, drinking only very occasionally. Even then it's only a can or bottle of beer or perhaps a couple of glasses of wine if I'm not going anywhere.
As for hash, I haven't touched any of that in well over fifteen years and that was through choice. I feel I'm articulate, intelligent and well capable of making my own decisions after weighing up the pros and cons. I have concluded that hash is not for me, not because it's illegal as it's never been legal, but because I prefer to write and I feel I do that better straight than zonked out.