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Is Marijuana A Gateway Drug?

William Martin

Is Marijuana A Gateway Drug?.

Texas legislators are considering bills ranging from permitting medicinal use of a low-potency strain of cannabis to treating marijuana much the same as tomatoes or jalapeños. In almost any discussion about decriminalizing or legalizing the use of marijuana, the question arises, “Is it a gateway to the use of harder drugs such as cocaine and heroin?” Drug Policy Program director William Martin examines the issue in a recent commentary.

Read “Does marijuana use lead to harder drugs?” published April 30, 2015, by the Houston Chronicle.