Oh boy, here we go with the “gateway drug” crap again. When will this Reefer Madness stuff stop?
Using young rats, Hurd’s team found those exposed to cannabis during adolescence took in much larger doses of heroin when the animals were trained to self-administer it. The results challenge those who claim that drug experimentation does not affect the brain.
Oh, really? By these guys’ own admission, those rats were trained to take heroin — how does anyone know that they automatically craved it? I’m far from Mr. Science, but what kind of proof is that? Sounds like more propaganda peepeecaca to me. I know many people who use pot (sometimes every day) for many years and have never moved on to harder stuff, or even wanted to. Of course there are people out there who have done this, but I’m willing to bet that far more people are hurting themselves (and others) with alcohol than graduating from pot to the dangerous stuff. Gotta love those big business drugs, hmmm?