Cannabis is what is known as a gate way drug, for many people suffering from a substance misuse problem this is where it started, normally from the age of around 13/14. This could be a need to fit in and be part of or peer group pressure, and in other cases a need to escape reality . If you suffer from addiction this will have sparked what is known as the obsession of the mind, and what normally happens is the addiction progress in to harder drugs. Once you’ve taken your first drug and survived the fear of taking other drugs isn’t so high. Your Inhibitions are also lowered making it easier to put harder drugs in you while under the influence of Cannabis.