In The News #1 - Henry Wong - Henry Wong Period 6 Is marijuana a gateway drug David Scharfenberg Boston Globe The Massachusetts vote for marijuana is

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Henry WongPeriod 6Is marijuana a gateway drug?David ScharfenbergSeptember 29, 2016Boston GlobeThe Massachusetts vote for marijuana is nearing, debate arises that marijuana is a gateway drug to opioid abuse and that legalizing marijuana may lead to a bad turn for the state. However, scientists say that in correlation to it being a gateway drug that other explanations could be determined by legality or even the black market, as the effect of people using harder drugs. Scientific research on rats show that THC alters and affects the part of the brain which is essential for motivation and reward, in addition, it can hamper the brains of youths. People with regular use of marijuana have been shown to have greater risks in depression or anxiety. In conclusion, the term of marijuana being a gateway drug still lies in debater, especially in the political field. This information lists the effects of marijuana suggesting that marijuana might be a gateway drug, a cause to opioid abuse and the usage of harder drugs. This information might impact voters across the state and what to vote on, for the upcoming vote. This might also impactpeople who are suffering from opioid abuse and might actually want to put an effort to change. This information is helpful to know as a base guideline for marijuana related decisions. This information from the article could help me make smart and good decisions about relatables to marijuana.
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Is marijuana a gateway drug?ROBERT F. BUKATY/ASSOCIATED PRESSBy David ScharfenbergGLOBE STAFF SEPTEMBER 29, 2016When a bipartisan group of the state’s top elected officials stood before a bank of cameras this summer and declared their opposition to legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts, they kept
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returning to a familiar argument: The drug too often leads to the opioid abuse destroying so many families.“If you know anyone in the recovery community, talk to them,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh, a recovering alcoholic and longtime advocate for those struggling with addiction. “You’ll hear that most of them, many of them, started with marijuana.” Governor Charlie
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