Myths and misconceptions about cannabis


T here have been many misconceptions, misunderstandings and disinformation surrounding cannabis. Furthermore, some people determine their attitudes towards cannabis based on generalisations that arise from the use of the plant and its products.


Gateway to harmful drugs

Many people are of the view that cannabis use is likely to lead to the use and abuse of harder drugs such as cocaine or heroin. The euphoria that cannabis provides is said to be the driving force that causes users to seek out drugs that are capable of providing the same or even greater psychoactive effects.

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