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Author Topic: CN SN: LTE: Marijuana 'gateway' drug  (Read 39 times)
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« on: July 06, 2007, 07:58:18 am »

This guy obviously is getting his info from a frumpy nurse. Someone will hopefully set the record straight on the gateway issue.

The Leader-Post (Regina)


Marijuana 'gateway' drug

The Leader-Post
Published: Friday, July 06, 2021

Each year, I speak to hundreds of young people about the hazards of substance abuse. In the last three years, I have spoken twice to the students at Parkland Regional High School in Wawota.

On each occasion, I have been met by a vibrant, outgoing, congenial staff. The students are open, friendly and respectful. There is an aura of respect about the entire school. Something very "right" is going on at the school.

Students attend school in order to learn to prepare themselves for the future. Someone has to take a leadership role and provide direction. From my experience, principal Susan Wilson's leadership is second to none. If I had youngsters attending school, I would be more than happy to have them attend this Wawota school.

I have worked with a recovering drug addict. She had been addicted to pretty well every illegal drug. She tells me that 95 per cent of hard-core addicts claim their first drug experience was "just a joint". Without question, marijuana is a gateway drug. Allowing it to be promoted in high school is a recipe for disaster.

Certainly, if gravely ill people get relief from marijuana, by all means, allow them to use it.

Why do people think they have to smoke up on the courthouse steps in order to get attention?

Jim Pedersen


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