Yes on Prop 19: Tax and Control Cannabis (part 2)
Arguments in favor for Proposition 19, the initiative to legalize and tax cannabis. Including a short history, unjust morality, and scientific reasoning. “…in the sense that marijuana use typically precedes rather than follows initiation of other illicit drug use, it is indeed a “gateway” drug. But because underage smoking and alcohol use typically precede marijuana use, marijuana is not the most common, and is rarely the first, “gateway” to illicit drug use. There is no conclusive evidence that the drug effects of marijuana are causally linked to the subsequent abuse of other illicit drugs.” -Janet E. Joy, Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base.