Best of the Web, Cannabis Facts July 5, 2012 Raw Story: The ‘Gateway Drug’ is Alcohol, not Marijuana Lakota If you are a weedist, you already know cannabis is not a gateway drug. Guess what is, and is 100% legal…alcohol says a The Journal of School Health study. Stephen Webster at the Raw Story has the details of the study. Tags: alcohol, cannabis, gateway drug, gateway effect, marijuana, Raw Story, Stephen Webster, The Journal of School Health. By: Lakota. Permalink: .