hello kids, and welcome to DARE. today we are going to talk about marijuana. marijuana is a drug that is dried and smoked and reacts with the brain in ways much different than other drugs. you may have heard a lot of warnings about how terrible it is. the truth is that research shows that it isnt that harmful. marijuana has a low addiction potential when compared with other drugs like heroin, or especially alcohol. it contains very little carcinogens compared to tobacco. smoking it does introduce tar into your lungs, however, which can make it harder to breath.
so marijuana isnt that harmful, right? so why not do it? the truth is that marijuana is not going to necessarily lead to harder drugs, make you stupid, support terrorism, or whatever. you will probably get pressure from your peers to try it. what you do is up to yourself, and myself nor the law cannot stop you from using marijuana. just remember a couple things though
-anyone can smoke pot, it doesnt make you cool. if you have a set of lungs and a mouth you can do it.
-smoking pot is illegal, and the consequences for getting caught are a pain in the ass
-marijuana isnt going to solve any of your problems, and can easily keep you from addressing them
-if things in your life arent going very well, i.e. struggling in school, forgetting or ignoring responsibilities and obligations, weed isnt generally going to make things easier for you
-some people experience a loss of motivation and drive during periods of heavy use
-weed, like anything, can become addictive. yes, its actually possible, despite what people tell you
make up your mind for yourself. dont do it to be cool.
I just wish they would run DARE like this. I mean, I know its not realistically possible, but wouldn't it be nice?