Pubdate: Tue, 09 May 2000
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2000, Canoe Limited Partnership.
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Author: Joe Zoretic
Comment: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor; headline by newshawk


RE: EDITORIAL, 'No to pot ticketing.' Assuming pot is a gateway drug
is absolutely ignorant. There are so many ways to look up facts in
this day and age and you spout off that marijuana is a gateway drug
with not one credible study to back it up.

There are none - for your information. There are some statistics that
say something like 80% of hard drug addicts started off smoking
marijuana but what you don't know is that 80% of pot smokers stop at
pot and they don't even try hard drugs. All pot seems to be a gateway
to is the black market.

Joe Zoretic

(Many support your view.) 
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