soft drug

noun
a drug, usually illicit, that does not produce significant psychological or physical dependence.
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soft drug n.
A drug considered to be nonaddictive and less damaging to the health than a hard drug.

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Unfortunately, there are many people who view marijuana as a harmless or soft drug.
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