In one of the teasers teeing up for this show they said that they will have someone talking about "gateway" drugs.
Pot is pretty much always slandered and libeled as a gateway drug, but I suggest that the real gateway drugs are alcohol and tobacco, which are legal and heavily advertised, and even celebrated as signs of what it means to be an adult in movies and on TV shows like Mad Men. I suggest that a person does not need either alcohol or tobacco to be, or even act like, an adult.
And I suspect that alcohol and tobacco are at the root of more harm to individuals, families, and society than all of the other illegal drugs combined.
Two drinks of alcohol are enough to loosen a persons inhibitions and corrupt their mental decision making processes, making them vulnerable to the offer of other gateway drugs whether legal or not.
Long ago I learned that the CIA teaches their agents to never have more than two drinks of alcohol because of what it does. That is probably a good policy for civilians too.
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