When we were young we were learned in school that pot is a "gateway drug" .  I've often wondered is that because:

  1. Once you start using pot you'll search for bigger and bigger highs (as we were taught)

    OR
     
  2. Purchasing pot where it's illegal introduces you and desensitizes you to dealing with that criminal infrastructure. So purchasing it from a drugstore or bodega would reduce the chances someone moving to harder drugs.
Posted: Feb 19, 2019