But the drugs can sure give them that extra bit of bravery (AKA total disregard for personal safety) or whatever else it offers (calming the nerves or keeping you awake). There are many example out there, especially from Africa, where some soldiers/boys with guns are given meth (much more than Navy pilots got). Here is an example of the Afghan variety: marijuana-using ANA soldiers in action.
Now that was a fine example of almost complete disregard for personal safety. Also surprising is that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation found time in between all those ice hockey games to broadcast a documentary. Very commendable.
And “spliff?” I thought only anti-drug activists from the 1980s say “spliff.”