Study: marijuana a susbstitute for prescription drugs and alcohol

Metro (Canada)
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

med-marijuana-cbsResearch being conducted by a former Victoria city councillor is poking holes in marijuana’s reputation as a gateway drug. According to an academic paper authored by Philippe Lucas, marijuana may be an effective substitute for prescription drugs or alcohol, similar to the way methadone is used to treat heroin addicts. “The evidence suggests that cannabis is a potential exit drug for addiction,” Lucas said.