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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

D.A.R.E. Drops Anti-Pot Lessons for Kids

Posted by on Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:10 PM

On what may be the day that Washington State legalizes marijuana, KNDU in Tri-Cities reports that D.A.R.E. officers say they're done teaching kids about pot. Video is after the jump:

This is... incredible. And while pot does have harms—this makes sense. Cops are terrible conduits for public health messages. Also, they're law enforcers and, if Initiative 502 passes, possession and use by adults won't be a crime.

Via Slog tipper idaho.


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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 1
Because Washington is a country and federal crimes aren't crimes. They're, uh, suggestions.

Except for federal laws we like. Like civil rights. Or Roe v. Wade. Then federal power trumps state law. Confused yet?

Have you guys ever printed a scorecard so we can keep track of when black is white and when white is black and when it's the other way around?
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on November 6, 2012 at 12:14 PM · Report this
I think the timing is interesting and that the message is, "If I-502 passes, no one is going to help you tell your kids that they shouldn't smoke pot. Support the prison-industrial complex. For the children."
Posted by PCM on November 6, 2012 at 12:20 PM · Report this
Eastpike 3
DARE should be reprogrammed to use educators instead of Police as instructors. The conversation about pot is right up there with caffeine, OTC pills and cough syrup, etc. Drug abuse should be front and center as a conversation and a problem that has a solution.
Posted by Eastpike on November 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
Nobody cares what them Revenoors say. We folk out West know there ain't many of them.
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM · Report this
Since cigarettes and alcohol are legal, I guess we probably shouldn't tell kids to stay away from those either, right?
Posted by Adam Hunault on November 6, 2012 at 12:45 PM · Report this
Programs like DARE were my gateway 'drug'. If you lie to an adolescent about the dangers of cannabis, in return you help mold a rebellious teen who disregards all the pertinent information about harder drugs. If the government is so inept as to label cannabis a Schedule 1 drug, a designation that states it has no medical use, while cocaine and methamphetamine remain Schedule II with legitimate medical applications you plant the seed of doubt. Then of course with the proximity of the marijuana market to that of all illegal drugs, youth exposure is optimized. That's what happened to me.
Posted by Druggy on November 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM · Report this
"With measures to legalize pot leading in Washington and Colorado polls, one of the president's former senior drug policy advisers is predicting the initiatives will incite a war between the feds and the states.

"Once these states actually try to implement these laws, we will see an effort by the feds to shut it down," Kevin A. Sabet told NBC News in a report published Sunday. "We can only guess now what exactly that would look like. But the recent U.S. attorney actions against medical marijuana portends an aggressive effort to stop state-sponsored growing and selling at the outset.""…

...But "state sovereignty" is for hillbillies....
Posted by Spindles on November 6, 2012 at 1:13 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 8
DARE is a program that is either useless or worse than useless, depending on the study. The end of DARE would be great news, DARE tailoring it's pitch to today's rubes is merely interesting.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on November 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM · Report this
SiSiSodaPop in Vegas 9…

The above article says that it's not true....
Posted by SiSiSodaPop in Vegas on November 6, 2012 at 1:47 PM · Report this
If you don't talk to your cat about catnip ... who will?
Posted by PCM on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 PM · Report this

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