Letters: No gateway seen

Letter writer sees flaws in letter written about marijuana as a gateway drug

Mr. Dever provides proof that cannabis causes irrational and delusional thinking in those that don’t use it.  The only “gateway” associated with cannabis is caused by prohibition in that because it is sold by criminals,  the same criminals also sell other drugs.

Mr. Dever also does not appear to understand statistics and is quoting correlation as causal stats.  Using his methodology we could show that 99 per cent of murderers drank milk as a child.  Just like the statistics he cites, this does not mean that one causes the other, they are simply correlated and meaningless to use to form public policy.

Dave Lane

Santa Cruz, CA