The real ‘gateway drug’ is 100% legal

To the extent that there is a gateway drug, then, it's alcohol
The Washington Post (US)
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

gateway alcoholYou may have heard that marijuana is a gateway drugNew research in the Journal of School Health could shed some light on this question. They found that "the vast majority of respondents reported using alcohol prior to either tobacco or marijuana initiation." Not only that, but of those three main substances -- alcohol, tobacco and marijuana -- kids were the least likely to start using pot before the others. "Alcohol was the most widely used substance among respondents, initiated earliest, and also the first substance most commonly used in the progression of substance use," the researchers concluded.