I've been smoking weed for years. I don't drink and I don't smoke cigarettes. I don't pop pills, snort coke, take hallucinogenics, or shoot dope. I've been struggling with the Fifth precept a lot because I've often found translations that refer specifically to alcohol and I've found translations that just say "intoxicants". Upon research what I seem to find the most on the subject is that if it leads to heedlessness or interferes with your dhamma practice it shouldn't be taken. In the few months I've been practicing meditation and (hopefully) practicing buddhism, I've found indeed, it does interfere with my practice, in that when I'm stoned I find it more difficult to focus during meditation (mala beads have helped though). My solution has been to only smoke occasionally and only at night, after work, after meditation, after working out and yoga, after anything I had important to do in the day was over. To smoke less so I can accurately gauge and control my cravings. To smoke less so I don't waste my money on it. And I've been incredibly successful in controlling the cravings for weed itself (I used to have a real problem where I'd get upset over not having it). I feel like i can manage winding down after work every now and then, but I'm curious what are other more experienced buddhists thoughts and opinions on the matter are?