Several scientific studies have refuted the idea that cannabis consumption would lead to getting hard drugs (e.g., cocaine and heroin). But it is still prevalent in the collective imagination.
Even US President Joe Biden used to think that cannabis is a gateway drug. Still, he has changed his position over time.
However, when discussing cannabis, those who oppose legalization claim the Gateway Drug Theory, a hypothesis in which the use of cannabis would lead to the use of so-called hard drugs, such as cocaine and heroin.
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