Marijuana Isn’t a Gateway Drug, if Anything Alcohol is

Because if we’re to, as Obama put it, “follow the science not the ideology” with regards to marijuana and have some hope of getting it decriminalised/legalised on a wider scale in the world, we must continue to dispel the myths surrounding it.

A chief one, regurgitated time and time again, is that weed is a ‘gateway drug’, a slippery slope to more damaging drugs. But is this really the case?

Data from the US’s 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that 60% of cannabis users go on to try other drugs. That might seem to prove that yes, it is, except that 88% of drug users started with alcohol.

– Read the entire article at The Independent.

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