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I started with alcohol.  Then marijuana.  I ended up trying a number of other drugs: cocaine, meth, mushrooms, basically whatever was around.  I never tried heroin or lsd, but none of my friends did either.  For me it was the friends that I smoked pot with had connections for other drugs.  When I moved away, I didn't know anyone who had/did drugs and if I tried to buy them on my own people would sell me salt.

 

For me marijuana was a way to meet other people who did drugs and could get more. 

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If yes, why?

If no, why do you think so?

I am a pot smoker myself and when I first started I thought hell no but now I believe that it is. I speak for myself.. I did try harder drugs after that. It wasn't because marijuana didnt get me high enough. I enjoyed the different effects other drugs and how it was so strong such as pain killers.. Those would be my drug of choice.

So yeah.... Thoughts??

 

I've done a lot of drugs, but Marijuana, mushrooms and LSD were never my favorites. In fact I disliked them. I loved opiates and that is definitely a gateway. But that said one can still consider marijuanna a gateway because it may not be your cup of tea so you look for some thing better. Still I've run in to a lot of people that only smoke pot, I have never run in to any one who smokes pot that has not tried other drugs though.

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The whole concept of "gateway drugs" is bogus and has zero basis in scientific research.

 

Correlation is not causation.

 

What I do think happens is that when cops come into schools with programs like DARE and lie to kids about how all drugs are bad and smoking pot will make you jump of a building because you'll think you can fly, kids get really misled.  When they do get around to trying pot, they find out they have been lied to and wonder if what they were told about all the other drugs was a lie too.  They might then experiment with harder stuff and that's where lives start to get fucked up.

This reminds me of the title of the West Wing episode "Post hoc ergo propter hoc." Translated from latin, it basically means "because this happened after that, that must be the cause of it." Just like the people who blame music and video games for school shootings.

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For most people it seems to be....I mean many people have told me that anyway. For me no, The first drug I tried was heroin. I had never experimented with anything else. After that I tried meth and then shrooms and then finally weed. Most people experiment in their youth too though and I was long since grown by my first time trying a drug.

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