[quote=“ClarkeyCat”]Did you vote yes? Your post says no. I’m confused.
Cannabis is no more of a gateway drug than, for instance, tobacco or alcohol imo. The difference is just that cannabis is illegal and the other two ain’t.
Certainly it’s quite likely that the first illegal drug that people will have tried will be cannabis but it doesn’t logically follow that this makes it a “gateway” drug, it’s just that it’s the easiest to get. If, for example, somebody did coke when they were 18 and only got into cannabis a few years later, would it make sense to say that coke was a gateway to cannabis. I don’t think so. People who want to try different drugs will do so but just because it happens in any particular order e.g. cannabis -> coke -> heroin, doesn’t make one a gateway to the next.[/quote]
I havent voted yet clarkey. Would more or less agree with your points tho. Its just hearing, especially older and somewhat misinformed, people go on about how bad cannabis is and how if people start getting into it, then its only a matter of time before they get addicted and move onto harder drugs. some people think cannabis is the worst drug as it is what leads to other drugs, and then hearing them say how people get violent and addicted to it as well, points I personally wouldnt agree with either.