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Got milk? Marijuana 'gateway' theory doesn't

4535_Milk_BarbaraMori_StdSi Forget the pot. Got milk?

FBI director Robert Mueller had to keep a straight face after a congressman brought up milk during a very serious discussion about the war against drugs.

"They (drug addicts) probably started of with milk," said Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen as he explained why he did not believe marijuana is a gateway drug.

"They probably started of with milk, and then they went to beer, and then they went to bourbon, and then to marijuana," said Cohen."The gateway theory doesn't work."

Mueller said that most parents who have lost their childrens' lives to drugs would disagree.

In a world where Cohen's logic works: I wonder if any of these people liked milk?

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David Scott

Marijuana prohibition has been a total failure and is perhaps this country's greatest mistake. Not only has it created criminals out of nearly a third of the country's populace, it costs our society billions of dollars every year, creates a strain on our prison system, and has little or no effect on marijuana use in the US. In some cases, prosecuting marijuana use has turned non-violent, middle class kids into violent and unpredictable, career criminals. Once a person has a criminal conviction on their record, they are far less likely to find a good job and become a useful member of society. Other countries with more liberal drug laws have much lower rates of drug addiction among their people. I invite you to my web-page devoted to raising awareness on the assault on our civil liberties: http://freethegods.blogspot.com/

Ronin Publishing

Congressman Cohen's example is a good one. Pointing to cigarettes would be even better. Nicotine IS a "drug". The majority of heroin addicts also smoke cigarettes.

The only gateways aspect of marijuana is that "youth" who try it quickly learn to disregard other prohibitions of "authority". If "they" deceived me about pot, they are probably also lying about heroin, meth, etc etc.

Also, that one must get pot from a clandestine dealer - who also sells HARD drugs - put that person into contact with the hard drug dealer - who, of course, offers free-being to the the naive pot smoker.

Ronin publishes many books on marijuana, marijuana and medical marijuana law, and much more. Take a look. http://www.roninpub.com

slovatt

It stands to reason that if you start with milk and progress to harder substances you'd wind up with cheese.

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Marijuana is a strong smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared the most commonly used illicit drug considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant smoked or chewed for euphoric effect.

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