I started out on mothers milk,<quoted text>
If you are right, just making coca cola illegal would make it a gate way product to heroin.
To measure if cannabis leads to heroin, for example, you must compare the proportion of cannabis user led to heroin, not the proportion of heroin user who begin with cannabis.
Your way to reason is invalid. 100% of the heroin user have begun with milk.
but soon switched, to harder stufF!
the vast majority of people I knew growing up(and I knew about a dozen eventual herion addicts) who smoked pot regularly, DIDNT become herion addicts.....many of them quite everything.
because of family life, piss tests, military service, ect ect.
but the ones who DO still smoke weed, JUST some weed.
a few of them drink. they are ALL highly functional.
i see drinking as more dangerous and pervasive than pot smoking.
weed has become popular in recent years though, because the quality and availibilty are increasing.....
and because people are finding out it is JUST fun.
those who take it too far and end up on H, well you can chalk that up to a "gateway personality"
ive seen and heard of gateway personalities who will literally DO ANYTHING to catch a buzz, including sniffing cat urine or glue.