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Medical marijuana presents concerns for schools

After months of political advertisements and frenetic sign waving, election day is just hours away.

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But critics believe that Amendment 2 contains language that is rife for misinterpretation and abuse. And the broader question still unanswered is whether the increased availability of medical cannabis in those states where it already passed canada goose outlet store has affected today’s chronic drug problems in high schools? Are teens aware of the differences in the types of marijuana?

From the hippie culture of the 1970′s to the timeless popularity of Bob Marley, kids experiment with pot, whether legal or not.

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A close friend, whose canada goose factory outlet son attends high school on Long Island, has been living every parent’s canada goose outlet uk worst nightmare for the last two years. In 9th grade, her son buy canada goose jacket canada goose outlet sale began sneaking out at night, skipping school, failing classes and stealing money from her wallet. The teenager fell in with the wrong crowd and began a downward spiral that could not be stopped without professional help. His addiction began with smoking pot but canada goose coats on sale quickly escalated.

Get help if cheap Canada Goose you suspect your teen is involved with drugs. And think twice before voting yes for medical marijuana. Schools don’t need any more stoned pupils than they already have.

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