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 Those supporting Marijuana legalization tell us Weed does not lead to Harder drugs. (7)

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Those supporting Marijuana legalization tell us Weed does not lead to Harder drugs.

Do you know how many times people, who want drug legalization, tell us that marijuana use does not lead to harder drugs and addiction?

So I want you to use your brain, maybe for the first time in your life, and ask yourself this simple question...

Are you saying that people who become addicted to harder drugs NEVER took marijuana?

Are you asking us all to cut our brain stems so as to become comatose, so that we might swallow the deceptive garbage you are feeding us?

You are saying that people who have become addicted to harder drugs, NEVER took marijuana when they were young?

You are saying that teens never had a curiosity to find out what Weed felt like, and went straight to the hard stuff?

I want you to get off debate sites because you are embarrassing yourself. Your only interaction with the populace should be limited to video games. 

Now while playing your video games, getting bored with Weed, wanting a higher high, and experimenting with harder stuff, I want you to do what all good Liberals do, and tell us how your addiction is a disease and had nothing to do with Marijuana.


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The ridiculous rhetoric from the Left is never built on rational thought. This is why low end voters are such a huge part of the Democrat Party's base.

Must be these voters are the ones I just described.

So what the Left is saying, is that little Johnny woke up one day, decided to try some drugs for the first time, and rather than starting out with marijuana, which was the far cheaper, less dangerous drug, he decided to try some very expensive, dangerous, higher penalty under the law, drug.

Does that make sense to you? Is your brain stem in tact?

So OBVIOUSLY, marijuana use DOES lead to harder drugs and addiction. That is of course if you are not a deceptive Liberal.

We have millions of drug addicts, and most of them started out with marijuana.

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Are you saying that people who become addicted to harder drugs NEVER took marijuana?

This is flawed reasoning. Everyone who takes hard drugs drank alcohol before, that doesn’t mean alcohol lead to meth. Most often people who are on hard drugs live in an environment of general substance abuse including alcohol, marijuana, illegal prescriptions, etc.

There are a number of drunks who aren’t potheads. There are a number of potheads who do nothing but smoke pot. There are probably no cokeheads who haven’t also been drunk or high. This does not imply that booze or pot got them there.

Another example of how this works is tobacco. Almost every low life out there smokes cigarettes. That does not make every cigarette smoker a low life.

Interestingly, in our current heroin epidemic there are a number of people who shoot heroin but never did pot. This is because they went from a life of no substance abuse to inadvertently being addicted to opioids from their legitimate doctor. When the script is done, they seek illegal prescription opioids and in short order they find heroin.

FromWithin(8239) Clarified
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Your logic is flawed when it comes to alcohol and mind altering drugs. They are not in the same category.

Marijuana is a gateway to harder drugs because as the body gets more use to the drug, it takes stronger drugs to achieve the same high. It is a simple progression as with other vices in life.

I agree with your statement that some people can get addicted to drugs from pain killer medicine, etc. but this is veering off from the connection of marijuana and harder drugs.

Read the last line of your text. You are describing my exact point where as a person started out on medical prescribed drugs, but he escalated to harder drugs such as heroin as time went on.

Amarel(5139) Clarified
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Your logic is flawed when it comes to alcohol and mind altering drugs. They are not in the same category.

Substances are catagorized differently, but alcohol is definitely one of them.

“Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant and toxin, affecting the body in much the same way as opiates, barbiturates, and tranquilizers. It is the most widely used and abused mind-altering drug in the world today.”

https://www.emerson.edu/center-health-wellness/wellness-education/alcohol-other-drugs

Marijuana is a gateway to harder drugs because as the body gets more use to the drug, it takes stronger drugs to achieve the same high.

This is the same with all substances. Alcohol leads to alcoholism in this same way. With marijuana, however, THC leaves the body slowly and is thus easier to quite or avoid physical addiction (though not psychological).

Even so, requiring more of a substance to get the same high does not unavoidably lead to harder substances. Potheads often smoke for maintenance, not to get high but to feel normal. Then they get high on the weekends. Still many others smoke pot on relatively rare occasions, thus progressively greater amounts are not required.

TheDevil(2) Disputed
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Nor is marijuana in the same category as most harder drugs. As the body develops a tolerance, what will get you higher is smoking more (or stronger) pot. Your logic assumes that harder drugs will give you a more powerful version of the same high. This is incorrect. Highs from meth, cocaine, acid, opioids, alcohol, and marijuana are all completely different. In terms of progression, the model presented by Amarel makes far more sense, as painkillers and heroin are both opioids. Besides, if your aim is to just get to get higher, you can keep smoking pot until you're too stoned to even take another hit (which is a place most potheads don't even want to go). Tolerance has a limit, if you have high quality weed it really doesn't take too much. Pass out, wake up a few hours later, eat everything in the house, and you're fine.

There are few people who start off from stone cold sobriety and gradually progress from marijuana to harder drugs. Most potheads don't progress. Rather, there is a stronger link between use of hard drugs and past trauma. Those who fall into this category merely use pot because they seek any and all highs they can find. Pot is just another high to them, rather than a gateway.

Does beer lead to harder drugs?

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FromWithin(8239) Clarified
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Too many beers could lead to alcoholism. There are possible addictions with most vices.