Public School Drug Education

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    Now I know that educating america's youth is a major issue at hand, since education builds the foundation for the country's and the world's future. But I am wondering why our government spends so much time uselessly educating teenagers on the so called "danger" that Marijuana brings into society. As being High (From smoking, eating, or vaporizing) does not cause any violent intentions in it's user's minds (unlike PCP, Crack, or Coke), I cannot see why it is acceptable for the nations public schools to educate kids and teens about the "dangers" of a substance that became illegal because of government corruption and racism. Anyone else agree with this stance? I have received many demerits/detentions for stating medically accepted facts about marijuana in school (in both health and chemistry class), I am tired of our government failing to accept that it was wrong in the past and it is time for change, and I am even more angry at the fact that they refuse to accept every single study that says marijuana is not harmful to the users and that it has MANY accepted medical uses.

    Does anyone see an issue with this part of our school systems?
     
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    I don't really see an issue with it. Marijuana isn't much worse for you than alcohol, and if the schools started touting about the benefits of alcohol to their youth, they'd get mass-complaints from parents wondering why their children are constantly getting wasted at partied "because their school said it was ok."

    The children in public schools, all the way up to high school, can't reason like fully matured adults and seem to have no qualms abusing substances. I remember the countless brain-dead squinty-eyed kids in my high school because they didn't want to moderate their consumption.

    While I don't particularly see marijuana as being something so dangerous that it needs to be illegal to consume, I also see the schools promoting the dangers of it as being beneficial to our youth so that when they do have the opportunity to consume it, they can do so with a knowledge of the risks involved instead of going at it like an animal.
     
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    I just feel that if they are going to teach about it they should teach facts, preferably not opinionated ones, but facts, not out-dated or false information.
     
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    Bennett, if you believe there are no negative societal ramifications to the use of marijuana, please ask the families of the SIX Worcester, MA firefighters who died while attempting to save a couple of weed smokers in the Worcester Cold Storage building on the night of December 3, 1999. Only problem, they weren't in the building. In fact they'd accidentally STARTED the fire themselves, about 4 hours earlier, yet failed to report the fire when they left the building. Please do not EVER tell me that marijuana doesn't have negative impacts.

    If nothing else (as this story shows) it impairs mental abilities and should be banned outright for THAT reason if no other.
     
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    There are negative social impacts of everything, but considering that the mental inhibitions of alcohol are much much worse and yet alcohol remains legal means that it should not only be legalized but NEEDS to be legalized
     
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    I would suggest that you've taken the wrong end of that stick, Bennett. In fact I would suggest that ALL consumable alcohol and ALL tobacco products should be outlawed as well.

    I noticed your signature after my last post. I'm not a real big believer that most 21st Century Americans have EARNED or DESERVE most of the Liberty, Rights and Freedoms that they currently enjoy.
     
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    Why outlaw all alcohol and tobacco? Both are bad for you, but banning both only restricts the ability of private citizens to do what they please in their free time.

    I mean, you remember probation back in the 1920's right? That worked out ever so well for the US, the same thing is currently going on with marijuana, it will eventually be legalized but for the moment the government is refusing to admit that it messed up in the past.

    I am getting a vibe from your posts that you have either never tried Marijuana, Alcohol or Tobacco products, or that you are religious/have had family issues caused by such substances. The sad fact about this is that, you are one of the people who thinks that once something is dangerous it should be outlawed. So I am also assuming you are against Firearms? Knives? How about cars, they can be dangerous!

    Hopefully you see that banning/restricting everything that is dangerous is pointless and would not only ruin our deficit but would just cause a rebellion in the people as you are taking away all of their freedoms.


    And why do you think most Americans do not deserve their freedoms? What have they done that is so horrid that their god given rights are to be taken away?


    (Are you a socialist or communist by chance? :eek:)
     
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    it should be legal and taxed to hell.

    I think this country would be a far better place if half the people who drink smoked pot instead.
     
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    ... Wait... Did something useful come out of your keyboard? Now that would seem to be a first!


    The issue with taxing it is as follows:
    The taxation of marijuana would establish an industry of selling pre-packaged joints to people, creating tobacco like plantations where marijuana would be grown, when it is grown outdoors in large amounts pesticides and other harmful chemicals would be added, creating an unsafe product.

    If it does come to that point, the liberty to grow your own should also be available, this way people could grow their own safe, legal cannabis for personal consumption.



    Contrary to popular belief the amount of added chemicals in todays marijuana is at a staggering... 0. Most of todays marijuana is grown indoors where no harmful chemicals are added onto the plant during growth, cultivation or before consumption. By creating a large industry around the consumption of cannabis as a mind altering substance would do the same thing that happened to tobacco, where horrible chemicals were added in to create addiction, and these had adverse health affects, which is a major issue in the grand scheme of things.
     
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    When I was in high school, someone was suspended just about every week for weed possession. Most of them ended up in Juvie for a few weeks for possession of an "illegal" substance. At least it wouldn't be as bad on their record if they had underage possession of Marijuana.
     

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