Although cannabis has long been falsely accused of being a “gateway drug” for harder substances like heroin and opioid-based painkillers, the public perception has dramatically shifted in recent years. So much so, in fact, that renowned doctors have essentially said just the opposite—cannabis can actually help ween people off of physically addicting opioids. Dr. Oz even went as far as to say it’s more of an “exit drug,” rather than a gateway one.

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