It’s that time of year when high school seniors apply to college and make decisions about their future. By all means, they need to avoid colleges in Colorado, based on all reports we’re hearing from that state. It’s not the educational program, it’s the culture. In Colorado, it’s even hard for high schools to educate their students.
Any state that legalizes marijuana creates a culture that normalizes drug use, which includes use of all drugs. For example, in Pueblo, Colorado, 12 percent of the high school seniors have tried heroin. Continue reading →
When polls give the choice of decriminalization, support for marijuana legalization falls by 20 percentage points. Last week Emerson College conducted a poll for SAM Action.
The SAM Action poll used the same college pollster as Marijuana Policy Project and Drug Policy Alliance used. The pollster found support falls dramatically when it offers respondents alternatives to legalization. The results are in direct contrast to the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports the legalization of all drugs. Continue reading →
The growth of the Drug Policy Alliance’s influence and emphasis on harm reduction contributes to the staggering increase in overdose deaths. DPA gets political mileage from using the term “war on drugs,” turning the phrase into a euphemism. However, the USA officially abandoned the term eight years ago, and then the death rate began to rise.
Read Part 1 and Part 2. Many teens have heard “stoned is safer than drunk.” In the social media, the pot advocates claim to drive more carefully when high on pot. Long-time pot users say ridiculous things which make young people think they’re immune to tragedy. Smoking pot and driving is not safe, and it’s foolish to guess which risky behavior is more dangerous than another.