D.A.R.E. program quietly removes marijuana from list of ‘gateway drugs’?

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DARE takes marijuana off its list of gateway drugs(Photo credit: Inventorchris/Compfight cc)

Even D.A.R.E. isn’t pretending like marijuana is a gateway drug anymore.

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.), one of the largest anti-drug groups in the world, no longer lists marijuana as a so-called “gateway drug” on its website, as one Redditor recently pointed out.

The gateway theory basically claims that people who start using “soft” substances, such as marijuana, then go on to use “hard” drugs like heroin or cocaine.

It’s a fairly common argument made to support marijuana prohibition.

As many will recall, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz recently took some heat for electing to describe pot as a dangerous gateway drug during a recent interview.

D.A.R.E. has been teaching this flawed theory to grade-school children across the world for years. It’s also been pumping out a steady stream of exaggerated scary weed stories.

Here’s one passage…

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