I've never had a problem with heroin myself, never used it that is. Really in my area, it wasn't common for anybody to have a heroin addiction due to the simple fact that it was hardly available, but probably about a year or two ago that all changed, someone decided they were going to start bringing in some really serious amounts of heroin into the area. Now you have to understand, I live in a small town and something like this is immediately noticeable, the crime rate has increased, people are locking their doors and cars when they never use to, people are committing armed robbery and break-ins. The police busted a small circle of people distributing heroin and it was heart breaking for me, seeing members of my family right up there with everyone else who has been involved, and caught. Where I'm going with this is that I've been reading reports of increased trafficking of heroin coming into the united states all over, and a lot of the new sources are tending to blame it directly on the legalization of marijuana and medical marijuana becoming more accepted and popular. They claim that the easier access of marijuana is causing people to be more likely to use it as a gateway drug and move onto something like heroin, now I don't agree with this at all as anyone I know who is an addict did not start abusing illegal drugs like heroin because they were looking for an alternative to marijuana, but what are your opinions on this matter?