Yes, you are right completely in all accounts. I just don't think my job as an artist is to warn people about the dangers of drugs, nor is it to make an ad for drug use. Point of view is unavoidable, and I am a libertarian in that sense, I don't believe in prohibition and I basically think that regarding the recreational use of drugs, people should have the freedom to find answers for themselves. Drugs and food, and alcohol and partying, smoking, sex, and pretty much anything that includes fun in life has the potential to become a problem for individuals and societies, but I don't think prohibition is the answer there.
As I said, most film dealing with drugs as a "main subject" sooner or later impose a moral judgement on the characters regarding their use of drugs, there is always some sort of "punishment" in the serious films, or in the case of stoner comedies, characters tend to be portrayed as idiotic because they smoke pot, like they can't do anything but laugh non stop or say lame things or get the munchies. This is in tune with the official discourse of the war on drugs, the message being that drugs can be fun but they're ultimately unable to offer much more than that. This film definitely aims to show another side of the story. Not only because it's important to me personally, but because we in Mexico, are literally living the worst consequences of that "drugs are bad" philosophy, when it becomes institutionalized. In fact, I wrote the screenplay during the worst moment of the drug war in my city, with people shooting each other on the streets, hand grenades being thrown to cops, kidnappings, robberies out of control, completely corrupted police forces violating individual freedoms and entering houses without warrants, and just a general depressing atmosphere of violence and awfulness. More than a way to answer to this politically, I guess I did all this to answer to that situation emotionally. There is a mexican film called Heli, by Amat Escalante, which deals with the subject of drug trafficking gone bad. It's a horribly disturbing movie, and there's people saying "well, that's reality in Mexico". But my movie is reality in Mexico too, and the question to me is what reality seems less hurtful.
I guess a lot of these things will hopefully become clearer when you have the chance to see the film, and also that is not only about drugs. The subject is hot shit in Mexico, and is inevitable to get some heated opinions on it, let's hope that actually helps me to find a festival where to show it and then a good audience to share it with.