Pubdate: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 Source: Wall Street Journal (US) Copyright: 2018 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Contact: http://www.wsj.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/487 Author: Al Schille MARIJUANA IS THE GATEWAY DRUG In 1994 as a NYPD narcotics detective, I did a study of prisoners arrested for drug crimes for a statistics class I was taking at night. Nine of 10 users stated they started with marijuana, 70% started using between ages 10-15, and 92% before the age of 21. Society must educate our youth before the ravages of drugs become irremediable. Al Schille Staten Island, N.Y.