Myth that marijuana is gateway to other drugs
Marijuana is becoming the most commonly used drugs all around the world which is on controversy. But today’s research indicates that it can be used as medicine and is being used in curing and research on many diseases with single plant. It will be real benefit for all users who are suffering from severe seizure disorder , cancer, anxiety , depression, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Also it reliefs pain, protect the brain from concussions and trauma and much more.
People say that it’s a gateway to other dangerous drugs which are life threatening. Marijuana is not a gateway drug. People who have tried marijuana may eventually go on to try harder drugs in search of a stronger high, and experimentation may lead them down a dangerous path toward addiction. However, the science shows overwhelmingly that for most people marijuana is not a gateway drug.
According to Dr. Karen Van Gundy, an associate professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire,
Whether marijuana smokers go on to use other illicit drugs depends more on social factors like being exposed to stress and being unemployed, not so much whether they smoked a joint in the eighth grade. Because underage smoking and alcohol use typically precede marijuana use, marijuana is not the most common, and is rarely the first illicit drug used.
But, legalizing marijuana would allow greater regulations . Cigarettes come with warnings. Alcoholic beverages are clearly marked with the amount of alcohol. Currently legal drugs contain a listing of all active and inactive ingredients. Marijuana could be sold legally with ingredients lists and purity levels clearly marked.
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