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This Is Why the 'Gateway Theory' Has Been Debunked Once Again

This Is Why the ‘Gateway Theory’ Has Been Debunked Once Again

This Is Why the ‘Gateway Theory’ Has Been Debunked Once Again

The “gateway theory,” the theory that cannabis use leads to the use of harder drugs, has been debunked once again by academia.

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Latest Benjamin Center Brief Debunks ‘Marijuana Gateway Fallacy’

NEW PALTZ, NY, Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz has released its 18th discussion brief, “The Marijuana Gateway Fallacy.” The brief marshals extensive social science evidence to show that the idea that marijuana use is a “gateway” to the use of harder drugs is a myth.

Review: MMJ Holds Potential in Treating Mental Health

Review: MMJ Holds Potential in Treating Mental Health

A common critique of marijuana use is that the substance is a “gateway drug,” leading users toward a path of hard drug abuse and mental health issues; however, a new clinical review has challenged that assumption.


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