Colombia’s capital banks on marijuana cure for hard drug addicts

Addicts will also be receiving counseling, job training, emergency shelter and other services
The Miami Herald (US)
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Marijuana has long been accused of being a gateway to deadlier vices. But could cannabis be a swinging door that might also lead people away from hard drugs? That’s what this capital city is trying to find out. In coming weeks, Bogotá is embarking on a controversial public health project where it will begin supplying marijuana to 300 addicts of bazuco — a cheap cocaine derivative that generates crack-like highs and is as addictive as heroin.