Pubdate: Mon, 19 Apr 2010
Source: Winnipeg Sun (CN MB)
Page: 8
Copyright: 2010 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Mary Lane
Note: Remark by sun editor


As April 20 fast approaches I would like to speak to parents of 
teenagers from a little different perspective. I am a professional 
woman who not only believes in the decriminalization of marijuana for 
adults, with all the same responsibilities that go along with the use 
of an intoxicant, but also a mother of two grown boys.

I do not believe in any form of negative peer pressure, be it pot or 
alcohol, especially when it seems to be supported by our school 
system. Our high schools treat April 20 as national "skip day" and 
really look the other way when half of their classes show up. On this 
day, parents cannot expect their usual call letting them know their 
child is not in class. After one very bad experience with one of my 
sons, I made a point of knowing where my boys were (on April 20) and 
I encourage you to do the same.

Mary Lane


Maybe the teachers go with them.
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