Some parents are smoking marijuana with their kids

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  1. V E R B

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    PART OF DRUG PROBLEM IS TRYING TO AVOID THEM

    Author: Angeline Taylor
    Pubdate: Mon, 10 May 2004
    Source: Charlotte Sun Herald (FL)
    Copyright: 2004 Sun Coast Media Group Inc.

    Many students are being raised by parents who have a relaxed attitude
    toward drug use, in an age in which everything about drugs and the
    substances themselves are available over the Internet. Marijuana has
    been called the "gateway drug," and is the leading cause of school
    expulsions in Sarasota County. And some believe its pervasiveness stems from parents using the drug for recreation with their children. "Some parents are smoking marijuana with their kids," said TRIAD Program Director Steve
    Hazuda. "Then the kids begin to expand their horizons (to) cocaine,
    heroin, etc." At least two school district reports and two state reports cite a
    problem with drugs in Sarasota County. Yet, programs to help either
    parents or children are still limited. Parents who use the drug today are under
    the impression that the drug from the 1960s is the same. Fact is, the pot
    of the 1960s no longer exists. Marijuana today is actually 16 times more
    toxic, according to national reports and Norman Shewman, CEO of Home
    Detox Inc. and Home Detox Drug Screening in Venice. "Some of the kids around think it's not harmful," said Capt. Tim Carney, of Sheriff Youth
    Services. "Nationwide, the drugs of choice for teens is alcohol and marijuana." Shewman, however, has not only seen pot. He's seen heroin, cocaine, Oxycontin -- you name it. Shewman agrees with Carney that the problem is not just in Sarasota County. "Sarasota County has the highest Oxycontin use in the state," Shewman said. "Charlotte County has the highest drug use in the state." Department of Education's discipline data reports show Charlotte County School's drug problem as twice as bad as Sarasota County's. Charlotte County had 378 school drug confiscations in the
    2002-03 school year, while Sarasota County only had 162. A process involving student and parent begins once a student is recommended for expulsion, said Linda Post, Sarasota County schools expulsions coordinator. The student's public school prepares a settlement agreement to attend an alternative school.

    If the agreement is broken, the student is officially expelled and the
    School Board votes to approve the expulsion. Problem is, most
    alternative schools are overcrowded. Just recently, school officials requested 19 students to be accepted at Gulf Coast Vocational Institute on an
    altered schedule.

    Those students will attend Gulf Coast from 3-7 p.m. at a cost of $23,750.
    The lure In his book, "Dispelling the Marijuana Myth," George Biernson
    describes how the toxicity of pot lures most of the new generation of
    pot users.

    THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a psychoactive chemical that stays in
    a user's body for more than a month. The high, Biernson writes, only uses
    a small portion of THC, with up to 40 percent being stored in the body.
    Any student who smokes pot is most likely being dragged "into a state of
    continual sedation," he writes. This cycle starts the search for the
    highest high. The difference the day make A current TRIAD student
    wanted Hazuda to know that his older cousin also attended TRIAD. When the
    student's cousin was there, he just smoked pot. Now, at 22, he takes 30
    to 40 Oxycontin pills a day, Hazuda said. "Then these kids feel like
    failures," Hazuda said. "They just want to quit on life. Deep down they
    really do want help." According to Jennifer Walker, program director at
    Gulf Coast Vocational Institute, the problem is not limited to a
    certain part of society. "Ten years ago you could pinpoint problems to low SES (socioeconomic students). Nowadays you can't. I've had students from
    Venice that live in million-dollar subdivisions," Walker said. "We can't just
    say the kid lives here and this is why he or she is having problems. It has
    no barriers.

    It's not just drugs.

    It's who they elect to be with. That peer group is equally important.
    How do we combat that?" When family's not enough School Resource
    Officer Randy Ruth said drug usage often starts as cliques or groups form in
    middle or high school.

    By working at North Port High, Ruth has witnessed how high schools
    develop their own mini-societies. At North Port, none of the groups could be
    considered gangs.

    Nonetheless, Ruth is wary. "They aren't really organized gangs.

    They're more like factions students break into," Ruth said. "They
    experiment (with drugs) among peers." Ruth has either found or known of
    drugs on school campus, like a vile of cocaine being found at school, a
    local heroin arrest and repeated marijuana usage. "This generation
    doesn't scare me, but the next one sure does," Ruth said. "It's just so
    sensitized." Internet Those that are not exposed by peers could be
    educated by the Internet. Their education comes from a well-known Web site, which offers tips such as things to add to marijuana to increase the high. "Unfortunately, a lot of kids are aware of the site," Ruth said. "We
    got it (the Web address) from a student." The site accepts memberships and
    donations offers a forum for testimonials. "Wow. WOW," wrote one Ecstasy
    user. "WOOOOOOOOOOW! Sorry ... Had my first X experience this weekend,
    and I though (sic) I'd tell the net what it was like, and also ask a few
    questions about this stuff to the people that know more about it than I
    do."
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  2. Xion Mythos

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    i wish my parents was like this.
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  3. V E R B

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    you got alot of rep pts..
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  4. Xion Mythos

    Xion Mythos XzeroCopy

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    lol, ok thanks. i guess.
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  5. MiC DonE12

    MiC DonE12 Should i give a Fuck?

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    Let the people smoke, FUck the authorities.... there is need for reform
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  7. Dunpeal

    Dunpeal Graying men, mmm

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    I'm just glad i have gotten my parents to chill out on it and let me smoke my herb in peace in my room :thumb:
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  8. Uri nonmylipse

    Uri nonmylipse URI NONMYLIPSE

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    alot of my friends parents have smoked it with us...
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  9. Dj Streetsz

    Dj Streetsz New Member

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    Whoever wrote that is full of shit he said

    "When the
    student's cousin was there, he just smoked pot. Now, at 22, he takes 30
    to 40 Oxycontin pills a day, Hazuda said. "

    thats bullshit - take more then 3-5 OCs and its a overdose - depending on the mg in the OC

    either way Oxycotin is disgusting - i hate that shit
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  10. V E R B

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    my father smoked wit me, once...
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  11. Phact.

    Phact. ShatterStar©®

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    lol well im from boise,id and it aint uncommon to see someones parents blazin' up. In fact lots of my friends are the parents of those friends of mine haha that smoke.
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  12. GhettoSmurf

    GhettoSmurf Ganja Smurf

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    i know my mates mum and dad and bro all smoke weed hardcore together.. i personally think that might be a bit wrong cauz that dudes majorly fucked now..
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  13. toker

    toker My Money Grow On Trees

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    i used to smoke with my friends dad.. it was always funny seein him in a big group of potheads waitin for the blunt
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  14. Nam Dekan

    Nam Dekan i got a tip in my pocket

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    my friends dad was like that, he got him high for the first when he was like 10 or 11
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  15. Nfamou§tylez

    Nfamou§tylez M O N S T A R R

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    lmao .. i wish my dad would light one up with me ..
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  16. Dunpeal

    Dunpeal Graying men, mmm

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    I personally don't like smoking with my friends parents.....it's mad akward to me
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  17. Dank

    Dank d . a . n . k

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    my rents hate pot, well no, i sold to my step dad once or twice, but my mom doesnt know he smokes. they know they cant stop me from smoking, i do it in the house all the time. they just wanted me to stop doing oxy and coke and all the other drugs i was doing. they've grown to accept the fact im gonna smoke pot in their house. i've blazed mad bowls with other peoples parents, in fact, i've done a line of coke with a friend of mines dad.
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  18. -D3gR33Z-

    -D3gR33Z- Cool

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    yes, even with your own parents it would be weird ...
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  19. www.RapMusic.com

    www.RapMusic.com New Member

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    I light up with my dad all the time. What's the big deal? Of course were from Canada were it's pratically legal.
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  20. SaeWhat

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    I've smoke with the majority of my family, but never my parents....
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