Did You Know? Marijuana is classified as a depressant and hallucinogen.
My lab partner says he gets high twice a week at school. Isn’t that illegal?
Absolutely. And dumb. What’s the point of messing with your brain like that?
I think he’s really shy and does it to feel more relaxed at school.
There are much better ways to relax than that! How does he do in lab?
Um, well, he doesn’t really focus all that well, so I end up having to do a lot of the work. It’s kind of annoying.
I’d say so.
But I don’t want to rat him out. You know, so many of the cool kids at school smoke pot. I don’t want them to see me as, you know, a tattle tale. So I play along like I’m cool with it.
Well, I wouldn’t be cool with it. I’d at least say something to him.
But you’re like you, Steve, and I’m like, well, me. I care about being popular.
Many kids are just like Taylor… worried about what saying “No” or saying anything about drug use will make them look like to their peers. Especially when it comes to a drug like pot that is readily accessible and viewed as being relatively harmless. But, teens need to know the facts, before making that judgement and that’s what this post will do – give you the facts.
This post on marijuana will cover:
Reasons Why People Do It
What’s The Big Deal? (Gateway)
Your Brain on Pot
Five Noteworthy Facts
Bonus YSS: Spice and Other Concerns
Bonus YSS: The Legal Debate
Bonus YSS: Joanna’s Story
Bonus YSS: Are You Dependent?
Read the risks first….
Post Question: Why is it that people smoke pot even after they learn how very bad it is for them?