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Submission + - Alcohol, Not Marijuana, A Gateway Drug (isciencetimes.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: While it may not settle the debate over how drug use begins, researchers found that alcohol, not marijuana, is the gateway drug that leads teens down the path of hard drug use, according to a new study that will be published in the August edition of the Journal of School Health
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Alcohol, Not Marijuana, A Gateway Drug

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  • Breaking a substance prohibition law and getting away with it leads to breaking similar laws. They become habitual offenders.

    I'm shocked that tobacco isn't one of the strongest indicators. Could just be an effect of smoking laws and the difficulty in concealment. I've never met a marijuana smoker that didn't start with tobacco.

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