Russia has weighed in on marijuana legalization in D.C. and, well, it seems we’re all doomed to a life of drug addiction.
“When authorities take their cues from the basest interests of the population, what will happen is everyone will become drug addicts,” Yevgeny Bryun, the Russian Health Ministry’s top drugs specialist, told the Interfax news service. “The path from marijuana to hard drugs doesn’t happen in 100 percent of cases, but it’s common. The use of marijuana is a gateway to stronger drug addiction, and people who have genetic and inherent risk factors are sure to become addicts.”
Russia has long been criticized for its harsh treatment of drug addicts and its lack of rehabilitation systems. The head of the country’s federal drug control service has said that drugs would never be legalized in the country.
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