But now, they have either given up entirely or completely changed their stance on the dangers of marijuana. The organization made no announcement or published any press release explaining their removal of the once considered gateway drug from their program.
When exactly did D.A.R.E remove cannabis as a gateway drug from their website? It hasn't been determined but a Redditor posted to /r/Trees last Wednesday noting that marijuana was no longer listed as a gateway drug on their website.
Numerous studies have disproved the marijuana-gateway theory in recent years. Most notably, The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported that ”most people who use marijuana do not go on to use other, ‘harder’ substances.”
While many millennials reminisce on what a joke the program was to begin with, some consider the organizations new stance to be a major victory in the culture war over the plant and a significant step forward in ending marijuana prohibition.