Written by Rick Bakas for Weedhorn.
Alcohol is actually the gateway drug your momma told you about, not cannabis.
William Martin, director of the Baker Institute’s Drug Policy Program recently shared the Brian C. Bennett Drug charts. On the organization’s website Martin is quoted as saying, “Marijuana’s reputation as a ‘gateway’ drug is not supported, even for more marijuana use. More than half of respondents under 60 have used it during their lifetime, but fewer than 10 percent use it regularly.”
He went on to add, “Alcohol causes far more personal and social damage than any other drug. Illegal drugs comprise less than 20 percent of substance-use disorders in the U.S.”