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Legal Painkillers Are The Real Gateway Drugs, Not Marijuana

For the past 80 years we have been taught that the biggest reason cannabis stays illegal, is that it is a "gateway drug", that leads to harder drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, etc. Last Tuesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to Kentucky high school students about heroin abuse as a part of Prescription Opioid Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week. Kentucky has been facing a heroin and opioid epidemic that led to the state's introduction of The Heroin Bill, in 2015, which calls for stricter sentences for heroin dealers as well as treatment options for addicts.
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