Marijuana:A gate-way drug

A common belief is that use of less dangerous or harmful drugs, such as marijuana, may lead to use or experimentation with stronger or harder drugs.

Marijuana, while illegal in the majority of countries around the world, is still the most common and widely used illicit substance in the global.

Most substance abuse cases are reportedly preceded by use of milder narcotics of some kind, such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana. Use of marijuana exposes users to more dangerous situations to acquire the substance and increases exposure risk to harder, more dangerous drugs and substances.

According to the research released by WTO, two-thirds of people who use marijuana also use tobacco products. More than half of people who smoke marijuana are more likely to have problems with alcohol than ones who don’t. People who use alcohol are typically 14 times more likely to use marijuana.