After reading about this in the paper this morning I had a feeling someone would post it. It's not good news but it's nothing new. Pot's affect on the teen brain is already a known negative. Drugs are for adults and better do your research before partaking - just the same as everything else. As Doctor Edell says, Eat, Drink And Be Merry. FYI, also in this morning's paper was a story about a twenty-year old who rammed his Kawa into the back of a stopped van at 60 MPH. End of story.
Recommended reading for anyone scared of life:
Eat, Drink, & Be Merry by Dean Edell, David Schrieberg | Flipkart Books
Back to pot: that kind of research is what we should be teaching in our schools. Less math and more real-world need-to-knows. But do it honestly without the past lies and misinformation. They could do it in the same class where they teach kids to avoid Wall Street sharks and HPV.:twocents
If pot had been legal all these years adults would treat pot similar to alcohol. Leno wouldn't be making jokes about it nonstop. You see, Larry(?), in part, it's the illegality that makes it uber attractive. It's like speeding. Everyone knows it's illegal but they do it anyway and they brag about it. There is definitely a taboo attraction to illegality for many people, and especially for young people. It's a big part of the pot culture. - sticking it to the man, etc. If pot were legalized nationally I think there'd be a sizeable increase in use among responsible adults who now don't partake out of fear. Teens I'm not so sure about. They tend to do the opposite of adults. In Europe, with it's more liberal attitudes among adults, kids tend to be anti-pot. But there are other cultural differences too. It's hard to say what would happen. But you don't know until you try...and trying means a good twenty-year experiment. A short bit of drug education should be mandatory no matter what the legality.I don't care what "responsible adults" do but when juvenile minded adults celebrate pot to the extent that it is, kids just want it more. It would be nice if kids today actually learned how to negotiate math and read before leaving high school...but another 200 billion should rectify that....ahhh, probably not.
It would be better if kids learned how our government is supposed to work and who represents us...and why. Too many dangerously undereducated folks running to the election booths. Most of them are probably just too stupid from many years of smoking pot.