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drug

noun alterant, analgesic, anesthetic, anesthetic agent, anodyne, antibiotic, chemical substance, curative preparation, medical preparation, medicament, medication, medicinal component, medicinal innredient, narcotic preparation, narcotic substance, opiate, painkiller, palliative, physic, prescription, remedy, sedative, soporific, stimulant, stupefacient
Associated concepts: adulterated drugs, dangerous drugs, drug addiction, habit-forming drug, influence of drugs, laaeling of drugs, poisonous drugs or chemicals, possession of drugs, preparation of drugs, prescription drugs, regulaaion of drugs, sale of drugs

drug

verb administer, anesthetize, anoint, apply a remedy, benumb, cure, deaden, desensitize, dose, dull, heal, inject, medicare, medicate, narcotize, numb, palliate, physic, poultice, prescribe, put to sleep, stun, stupefy, treat
Associated concepts: drug addicts
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The Republican Senator from Maryland, who regards marijuana as a gateway drug to more dangerous drugs, believes that marijuana itself can itself be dangerous.
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Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and a vast section of the Irish population still believe that cannabis could be a gateway drug to harder substances.
Alongside tobacco and alcohol, cannabis is a gateway drug - often the first thing the very young will experiment with, and some of those move onto harder, more dangerous alternatives.
It can still be a gateway drug leading to addiction to heroin and cocaine.
The pro-legalisers who have said that cannabis isn't a gateway drug will have to look at this hard and long,' said Mr Hellawell.
We are seeing more high-level professionals that have become victims of heroin addiction where a prescription painkiller was the gateway drug.
Marijuana is a gateway drug, and its harmful effects on users and society are well-documented.
Mr Bourne said, 'A lot of youth leaders in Wales have expressed grave concern about this downgrading, not just because cannabis is sometimes a gateway drug but is also a dangerous drug in its own right.
Technology: The New Gateway Drug with Lisa Strohman
If anything, it's the gateway drug into the rest of what we do.

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