In fifth grade I had to go through a program called DARE, Drug Abuse Resistance Education. When we convered marijuana in the DARE program it was all about how to say no, it didn't have any real facts at all.
But as bad as DARE may be the Above The Influence compainy is so much worse. I went on their website today to see what lies they plaster there. The following things on their site have been proven completely false, yet they STILL allow these lies to be spread.
"Marijuana causes cancer" - That was proven to be false many years ago
"health problems associated with using marijuana can keep students from attending school due to illness" - I don't even want to know what moron made that poor statement, considering there are no illnesses linked to marijuana.
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“Marijuana leads to depression” – It’s nice how they can say that, yet it has yet to PROVEN that marijuana can lead to depression, so for the time being that is solely theory
Describing “stoners” as “sedentary, uninspired, and remarkably unmotivated” - Lynn Zimmer and John P. Morgan said it best “There is nothing about marijuana specifically that causes people to lose their drive and ambition. In laboratory studies, subjects given high doses of marijuana for several days or even several weeks exhibit no decrease in work motivation or productivity.”
Also if you haven’t checked out Above the Influence’s sources you might want to do so because “facts” from ’88 just don’t cut it. And to top it all off, some of the links simply lead to NOWHERE. Now why are these things allowed to go on? I’m not trying to start a big huge debate; I just want the TRUTH told.
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Its this kind of thing that is the reason why I cannot stand Above the Influence. A great deal of the supposed information in this "documentary" have no sources at all and are completely biased towards marijuana while degrading those who smoke it. This kind of degration is simply unjust and cruel. If this segment was on any one BUT stoners it would without a doupt be stopped due to hate crime.