Since the days of Reefer Madness, cannabis has been the poster child of the gateway drug theory – the idea that use of one drug increases the chances of trying another.
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The more research is released, the more legalization makes sense.
This week, Dr. Oz had a segment on his show about cannabis, asking the question, is it addictive?
A study in the August edition of The Journal of School Health finds that the generations old theory of a “gateway drug” effect is in fact accurate for some drug users, but shifts the blame for those addicts’ escalating substance abuse away from marijuana and onto the most pervasive and socially accepted drug in American life: alcohol.