Why is this a deviance? Because 'many' normal persons do not have their functionings during the day 'impaired' nor do they have certain things be a 'distress' to cause impairment.
Why could this be a deviance??? Not why is this a deviance..
But remember that it ranges around Society..
In sociology, deviance describes an action or behavior that violates social norms, including a formally enacted rule (e.g., crime), as well as informal violations of social norms.
Social norms differ from culture to culture. For example, a deviant act can be committed in one society but may be normal for another society.
Also social norms can differ from State to State.
Smoking recreational marijuana is 'norm' to Colorado and California. It is not 'norm' to Kansas, per se.
And if you take a look at the States which have not legalized marijuana:
These 20 states have said no to medical marijuana, but that may soon change
Yet in spite of this momentum, 20 states have held firm on their view that marijuana (recreational or medical) is an illegal substance. These states are:
a reason might become evident.. Many of these States grow farmland crops used to feed the U.S and other Countries.
par·a·phil·i·a (păr′ə-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə)
2. Such a condition when it causes distress or impaired functioning in the individual or actual or potential harm to others; a paraphilic disorder.
Can driving under the influence of marijuana or alcohol be considered 'an impairment' on functioning?
While not covered in this article, it is also a crime to drive under the influence of marijuana in Kansas.
For information about charges and penalties for driving under the influence of marijuana in Kansas, see Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana in Kansas.
actual or potential harm to others; a paraphilic disorder.