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. Keep the ban, the extremely few that would benefit are not worth legitimizing the drug used most often as the initiator to illicit drug use. IMHO.

This is the most tired arguement. I remember agreeing with this arguement when I was in junior high, but I grew up. What evidence is there that marijuana use leads to any other drug use? The most common arguement is that 95% of all heroin users used marijuana first (or some such nonsense). If you cannot come up with a better arguement than this then you better ban water because 100% of heroin users used water before they used heroin. It shows that water leads to use of hard drugs because all hard drug users used water first.

You don't have to be in favor of legalization of marijuana, but give me some reasons based on marijuana and not this tired arguement of 'gateway drug'.
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