Because it has been illegal and false propaganda has been spread for so many years, there are plenty of myths about marijuana. Like all myths, some of them are based on fact, but many of them have no truth to them whatsoever.
1. Marijuana is a gateway drug that will get kids addicted to other drugs.
False. This was a scare tactic planted into the minds of the public in the early 1930s. Americans were fearful of Mexican immigrants and the possibility of their kids getting mixed up with the Mexican drug cartel. The government latched onto this fear and gave parents false information about the addictive properties of cannabis.