Thursday, May 28, 2009

How did the marijuana gateway myth get started?

Scene from movie Reefer Madness.
First, there is no drug that will magically give you a craving for other drugs you have never had. That is a belief in witchcraft, not science. The fundamental idea comes from America's puritanical history. It is the idea that pleasure is sinful, and small pleasures lead to cravings for larger pleasures.

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