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Increasing Marijuana Use in High School Is Reported

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Dec 18, 2013.

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  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    It's only going to get worse if/as more states change their laws:

  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

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  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Young people are also the fastest growing sector of coffee drinkers.
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    If this indicates that high schoolers have begun replacing alcohol with marijuana, then that is a good thing. Not bad.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Would you like to back up that statement, Stone(r)y?
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    Big Circus Well-Known Member

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  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    But it will lead to use of stronger narcotics. I learned that from Joe Friday
    on Dragnet.
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

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  9. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Just common sense. Compared to alcohol, marijuana is by nature less dangerous, less physiologically addictive, destroys far fewer lives, and is less likely to cause mayhem, menace and/or death.

    The only thing significantly worse about marijuana compared to alcohol is its current legal status, which is illogical and rapidly changing.

    We'd be best off with high schoolers that do no drugs. But, if forced into a "choice of drugs" scenario, and setting aside the legality issues, a high schooler is doing less damage and posing lesser risk by smoking weed than guzzling booze.
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Considering that outer suburbs in Chicago are scrambling to figure out how to deal with a spike in heroin use -- particularly among high schoolers -- they'd probably appreciate it if students turned to weed. They'd be unmotivated, but they wouldn't be dead.

  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    What about at "moderate" levels?

    Alcohol is easily processed by the body, is water soluble, and you piss it out. Marijuana is fat soluble, and stays in the body longer:

    It's particularly bad for the developing brain:

    It also has all the negative consequences as traditional cigarets.

    If you had the choice between allowing your 18-year-old son to have a glass of wine each night with dinner, or to smoke one joint after dinner, which would you choose?
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The relevant choice is not between a joint and a glass of wine. It's between a joint and, say, four or five glasses of wine. Or 7-8 beers.
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