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  1. Marijuana study counters 'gateway' theory

    09 July 2015
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    Marijuana may not be the "gateway drug" some believe it to be, a new study contends. Instead, teens smoke pot for very specific reasons, and it is those reasons that appear to prompt their decision to try other drugs, researchers report. For example, kids who use marijuana because they are bored are more likely to also use cocaine, while kids using pot to achieve insight or understanding are more likely to try magic mushrooms, according to findings published recently in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

  2. 'Just Say No' to the gateway theory of pot

    22 April 2015
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    Many young adults remember their childhood participation in Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known by the acronym D.A.R.E.

  3. Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug?

    20 April 2015
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    With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are still calling marijuana a gateway drug.

  4. Is marijuana a gateway drug?

    25 March 2015
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    In the past few years, the number of monthly marijuana users in America has steadily risen, from 14.4m in 2007 to 18.9m in 2012.