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The point here is that it is not the cannabis that is causal, but the determinant lies with the teen.  A young teen willing to defy laws and experiment with drugs suggests an unhealthy background– impoverished, ghetto, violence, lack of good parenting, and so on.  The cannabis just happens to be there and was the focus of this study.  Had the study been broader in scope, it would likely reveal experimenting with alcohol and prescription drugs as well.  So, this has much less to do with cannabis than with social norms, defiance, and other sub-ideal environments for the young.


Learn why the endocannabinoid system doesn’t exist solely so we can get high, and why cannabis plants produce cannabinoids at all.

Source: Why Does Cannabis Produce THC? | Leafly

In a speech to high school students in Kentucky, Loretta Lynch said that opioids are the true gateway drugs, not cannabis.

Source: U.S. Attorney General Says Cannabis Is Not a Gateway Drug | Leafly

Restricting cannabis as a Schedule I drug is morally indefensible. It’s time to rethink the lack of wisdom of our scheduling system.

Source: Here’s Why the DEA Will Never Reschedule Cannabis – Leafly

Source: Why Is Marijuana Banned? The Real Reasons Are Worse Than You Think

Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion

Source: The Science behind the DEA’s Long War on Marijuana – Scientific American

Medical community must avoid the mistakes that were made with opioids.

Source: Medical Marijuana: How to Prevent Addiction


This half-wit equates heroin with cannabis, when there IS no comparison.  Cannabis “addiction” is about like coffee or cheeseburger “addiction”.  If you don’t have your Starbucks or McDonald’s fix, you might be unhappy, sleepy, dull, tired, and craving a good cup of java or a burger and fries, but ADDICTING?????  Watch a heroin or meth addict going through withdrawal if you want to know addiction.  This alarmist puke is either incredibly misinformed or has an agenda.

What often happens is that kids get caught with cannabis in school, and are then given a choice– expulsion and jail, or volunteer to enroll in a drug rehab program for ADDICTION!  What kid would choose jail over listening to some counselor drone espouse the benefits of sobriety???  So, this creates statistics and thereby justifies treating cannabis users for ADDICTION!  What horseshit!

How many cannabis “addicts” do you know?  That, alone, should tell you something.  And, if one claims to be addicted, watch their almost non-existent withdrawal.  The extent of cannabis withdrawal, after chronic use, means a day or two of sleep difficulty and an off feeling, about like if you didn’t get your coffee fix for the day.  BFD!

Be wary of articles like this, as the authors usually have an agenda.  Few are truly as clueless as this guy seems to be.