Marijuana decriminalization causes little to no change in Massachusetts schools

School officials in Massachusetts are saying that last year’s decriminalization of possession of an ounce or less of marijuana has had little effect on students. From the Metro West Daily News:

At Framingham High School, Principal Michael Welch said six kids in the past month have been found with marijuana or came to school high in three separate incidents.

I’m sure Principal Welch and the more conservative residents are currently clutching their pearl necklaces over the thought of SEPARATE INCIDENTS of STUDENTS coming to school HIGH  on MARIJUANA. And the rest of us are wondering how it could be that they only “caught” six over the period of a whole month. The students are apparently facing expulsion for this (!).

In case you were wondering, “What is this ‘marijuana,’ after all?” here is a picture:

MARIJUANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MARIJUANA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I guess the basic lesson here is that decriminalization doesn’t mean that every kid will suddenly get high every day and get dreadlocks. There’s not much difference, which is exactly what drug prohibition reform advocates have been telling the “What about the children?” crowd all along.

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2 Responses to “Marijuana decriminalization causes little to no change in Massachusetts schools”

  1. knicvk Says:

    incoming nostalgia:

  2. nanobotswillenslaveusall Says:

    That makes no sense. How are we supposed to get drugs from drug dealers without talking to them?

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