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The war on drugs is burning out [08-01-15] The conservative wave of 2014 featured an unlikely, progressive undercurrent: In two states, plus the nation's capital, Americans voted convincin...
The year in drug policy: Movement at a crossroads [27-12-14] The 43-year-old war on drugs had never seen such a barrage of opposition as it did in 2014, with successful marijuana legalization initiatives in seve...
California’s Attorney General thinks legal weed is inevitable [17-11-14] California was one of the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, but so far hasn’t legalized it for recreational use, like Colorado, Washington....
California next for pot proponents emboldened by election victories [05-11-14] Marijuana advocates, fresh off victories for legal recreational pot in Oregon, Alaska and the nation’s capital, are already preparing for their next t...
Grow your own marijuana law [26-10-14] Retail marijuana sales for adults are now legal (at least at the state level) in Colorado and Washington. Next month, voters in Alaska and Oregon may ...
Yes to marijuana ballot measures [05-10-14] The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two decad...
Major pot legalization group turns sights on California for 2016 [24-09-14] Marijuana legalization proponents are turning their attention to California and gearing up for a legalization campaign in 2016. The Marijuana Policy P...
High times: The next five states to tackle pot laws [02-06-14] Weed is legal in at least some form in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Most allow it for medical use only. Colorado and Washington this year e...
California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016 [18-02-14] A coalition of investors and strategists, which played a key role in passing most of the legislation to reform drug laws nationwide since 1996, has de...
Marijuana legalization would bring fresh cash to California [27-12-13] At least two of three marijuana legalization measures vying for the November, 2014 ballot would be good for California, according to the state Attorne...
Greener marijuana: can a budding industry grow sustainable agriculture? [30-10-13] The growing societal acceptance of cannabis in the U.S. has sparked what some call a "green rush" of people trying to cash in on what is alr...
Few problems with cannabis for California [26-10-13] At a time when polls show widening public support for legalization California’s 17-year experience as the first state to legalize medical marijuana of...
New laws chart course for marijuana legalization [19-10-13] Nearly a year after Colorado and Washington State voted to become the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, the detailed rules governing ho...
California is poised to legalize marijuana in 2016 [17-10-13] According to a Tulchin Research poll a "solid majority" of nearly two-thirds (65%) in California supports legalizing, regulating and taxing ...
Fate of LA pot shops left to voters [19-05-13] Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighbo...
Rival marijuana measures thrown into the electoral pot [21-04-13] Dozens of medical marijuana activists rallied outside Los Angeles City Hall, declaring war on an enemy. Their target was not the federal government, w...
Majority of California voters support legalizing pot, poll finds [27-02-13] A record but still narrow majority of California voters, or 54 percent, favor legalizing marijuana for personal, recreational use with age limits and ...
U.S. can proceed with plans to close Oakland pot shop, court says [15-02-13] A U.S. magistrate judge on Thursday sided with federal prosecutors in dismissing a lawsuit by the city of Oakland that challenged as illegal federal a...
California high court seems inclined to uphold bans on pot shops [06-02-13] The California Supreme Court appeared inclined to uphold municipal bans against medical marijuana dispensaries. Meeting for oral arguments, the state ...
In California, it’s U.S. vs. State over marijuana [13-01-13] In a case that highlights the growing clash between the federal government and those states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational ...

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Study: The ‘gateway drug’ is alcohol, not marijuana

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 for some drug users, but shifts the blame for those addicts’ escalating substance abuse away from marijuana and onto the most pervasive and socially accepted drug in American life: alcohol.

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