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Red Ribbon Fact
Is marijuana a gateway drug? Recent research published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse highlights that over half of all illicit drug users begin with marijuana. Researchers point to a desensitization process over time which makes individuals more open/comfortable to experiment with other drugs. The other explanation is that as time goes on, users can no longer achieve the same results as they once did, so as their tolerance increases, they must use more and more of the drug, or find a stronger drug, in order to experience the desired high.