Leafly recently asked their followers for the most frustrating misconceptions about marijuana and the list ended up being one infuriating myth after another. Luckily the good Leafly folks took the time to dispel each one with data and logic. Check it out:
— Leafly (@Leafly) May 6, 2014
1. "It's a Gateway Drug"
Credit to Twitter users madniggels, SLM420LOVE, pcava,KlausDaGardener, and QwikWittz for chiming in with this popular misconception. We've all heard this one from as early on as our elementary school D.A.R.E. days, and it's a popular argument your parents have used to illustrate the slippery slope that starts with cannabis and ends with injecting heroin between your toes. Yes, there is a correlation between cannabis consumption and other drug use, but as TIME points out, correlation does not equal causation. While hard drug users may also be cannabis users, the vast majority of cannabis users aren't going to graduate to stronger drugs...