Items tagged with gateway theory

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A comeback for the gateway drug theory? [06.12.2017] Scientists and politicians still debate whether using “soft” drugs necessarily leads a person down a slippery slope to the harder stuff. Critics note...
Dagga is not a gateway drug [07.08.2017] The prohibition on dagga is the "gateway to harder drug use‚ not the use of cannabis itself"‚ Imperial College Professor David Nutt told the Pretoria...
As Trump said in the campaign, leave pot to the states [27.02.2017] In pulling back from Mr. Trump’s assurance during the campaign that states should be left to decide their own marijuana policies, White House spokesm...
How legalizing marijuana might stave off 'Spice' epidemics [04.08.2016] K2 overdoses in Brooklyn sent 33 people to hospital. The rise of K2 could be fueled by a twist on the "gateway drug" theory: it’s not marijuana use, ...
Marijuana legalization might be fix to nation’s opioid problems [27.07.2016] Proponents of marijuana prohibition have long alleged that experimentation with pot acts as a “gateway” to the use and eventual abuse of other illici...
The real ‘gateway drug’ is 100% legal [06.01.2016] You may have heard that marijuana is a gateway drug. New research in the Journal of School Health could shed some light on this question. They found ...
Once and for all, marijuana is not a gateway drug [13.10.2015] As the 2016 election approaches, marijuana legalization is in the air once again, with ballot initiatives likely to succeed in at least five states, ...
State of the Evidence: Cannabis Use and Regulation [31.07.2015] As more and more jurisdictions reconsider their cannabis policies, the public discourse is filled with conflicting evidence about the impacts of cann...
Marijuana study counters 'gateway' theory [09.07.2015] Marijuana may not be the " gateway drug" some believe it to be, a new study contends. Instead, teens smoke pot for very specific reasons, and it is t...
'Just Say No' to the gateway theory of pot [22.04.2015] Many young adults remember their childhood participation in Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known by the acronym D.A.R.E. One of the program'...
Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug? [20.04.2015] With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are st...
Is marijuana a gateway drug? [25.03.2015] In the past few years, the number of monthly marijuana users in America has steadily risen, from 14.4m in 2007 to 18.9m in 2012. If marijuana were a ...
Summary of report Beckley Foundation [30.10.2013] The Beckley report, Licensing and Regulation of the Cannabis Market in England and Wales: Towards a Cost-Benefit Analysis , grasps of the economic co...
Five biggest lies from anti-pot propagandist Kevin Sabet [07.08.2013] Kevin Abraham Sabet-Sharghi, Ph.D., aka Kevin Sabet, has been a headline-grabbing right-winger ever since his U.C. Berkeley days —where he did not st...
Uruguay poised to legalize marijuana: Is this the right way forward? [01.08.2013] Uruguay is poised to become the first nation in the world to create a legal, regulated marijuana market. .. but is this the right way forward? Martin...
Colombia’s capital banks on marijuana cure for hard drug addicts [07.05.2013] Marijuana has long been accused of being a gateway to deadlier vices. But could cannabis be a swinging door that might also lead people away from har...
Cannabis to substitute crack [22.04.2013] The mayor of Bogota has recently proposed a pilot scheme with crack cocaine addicts to explore the substitution of crack made of cocaine base paste (...
Study: marijuana a susbstitute for prescription drugs and alcohol [10.12.2012] Research being conducted by a former Victoria city councillor is poking holes in marijuana’s reputation as a gateway drug. According to an academic p...
Study: The ‘gateway drug’ is alcohol, not marijuana [04.07.2012] A study in the August edition of The Journal of School Health finds that the generations old theory of a “gateway drug” effect is in fact accurate fo...
Cannabis as an Adjunct to or Substitute for Opiates in the Treatment of Chronic Pain [31.05.2012] There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of medical cannabis as an adjunct to or substitute for prescription opiates in the treatment o...
What can we learn from the Dutch cannabis coffeeshop system? [31.10.2011] In 1976 the Netherlands adopted a formal written policy of non-enforcement for violations involving possession or sale of up to 30 g of cannabis. The...
Fear and loathing surrounds decriminalisation [18.06.2011] "The war on drugs has failed," said a recent report compiled by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which comprised a former UN secretary-general, ...
What should we do about cannabis? [09.11.2010] No serious commentator doubts that cannabis is potentially damaging to the user. Like tobacco, it is typically smoked and thus shares the potential f...
Marijuana as a gateway drug [28.10.2010] Of all the arguments that have been used to demonize marijuana, few have been more powerful than that of the "gateway effect": the notion that while ...
The Limited Relevance of Drug Policy [01.05.2004] Decriminalizing cannabis doesn't lead to more widespread use, according to a study comparing cannabis users in two similar cities with opposing canna...
Crack Heads and Roots Daughters [01.01.2002] An ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction ...
Evaluating alternative cannabis regimes [31.01.2001]  Cannabis is the cutting-edge drug for reform, the only politically plausible candidate for major legal change, at least decriminalisation (r...
Cannabis use, a stepping stone to other drugs? [31.12.1996] Does smoking reefer lead to using other drugs, in daily practice usually described as cocaine and heroin? Raising the possibility that the answer to ...

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