September 24, 2016

Attorney General admits marijuana is not a gateway drug

Merry Jane - One of the most popular arguments against the legalization of marijuana is that pot is a “gateway” drug with the potential to turn the great American populous into a nation of dope fiends. But the country’s leading law enforcement official denounced this common misconception by admitting that the consumption of marijuana does not lead to the use of harder drugs.

As part of what President Obama has declared National Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, U.S Attorney General Loretta Lynch appeared at town hall meeting this morning in Richmond, Kentucky to discuss the dangers of opioid abuse with a group of teens.

In her opening statement, Lynch was adamant that the leading culprit behind Kentucky’s heroin epidemic was the use of prescription drugs.


Anonymous said...

Merry Jane misspelled populace. It's not "populous" in that context. With advocates like that it'll probably be another forty years before marijuana is legalized!

Tom Fusco said...

The piece that is never talked about in the media is the relationship of poverty, hopelessness and emotional pain to the increased abuse of prescription drugs. The other thing that does not work when it comes to treatment is the "disease concept" for a more complete understanding read The Unbroken Brain by Maia Szalavitz.