10 Drug Myths Debunked

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by: Patrick J. Kiger
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It's often been said that, in war, the first casualty is truth. Some say the United States' war on drugs has been no exception.

For decades, educators, government officials and law enforcement agencies have fed the American public with sometimes vehement and perhaps exaggerated admonitions about the dangers of drug use. Alternately, those who partake of the forbidden fruit have fed one another their own brand of drug "truths" -- cobbled together from personal experience, song lyrics, Internet rumors, urban myths, and, of course, bull sessions with fellow stoners while listening to Led Zeppelin.

The reality, as it turns out, lies somewhere in the middle. So, as Nehru-jacket-clad singer Sonny Bono said in the 1968 anti-drug film "Marijuana," "Let's examine the facts, and only the facts." Here are 10 of the most outrageous drug myths, debunked.

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