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.