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  •  It's the "gateway drug" argument. (0+ / 0-)

    People don't realize that in the cases where marijuana acts as a gateway drug, it's BECAUSE marijuana is outlawed and vilified.  People try marijuana, say to themselves "hell, that wasn't anything like as terrible as everybody says," and assume that everybody was wrong/lying about the worse drugs too.

    Same as how kids who get lied to about the false dangers of masturbation are a lot less likely to take seriously the very real dangers of having unprotected sex.

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