Marijuana is a gateway drug. I have direct knowledge based on testimony that before hard drug addicts turned to heroine, cocaine, meth, etc., they started by getting chemically high on marijuana. Beer drinkers move to wine and:or hard liquor and many become addicted to alcohol. It is estimated there are 20 million alcoholics in America. I have no idea how many drug addicts there are but based on current trends, they will outnumber alcoholics if they don’t already. You can’t put the genie back in the bottle of booze but you can try every means to keep the marijuana genie stuck in purgatory.