Study Finds Pot Popular with Teens
Blog, Young D
Dec 16, 2009
Let’s add this to the long list of things we already knew.
A new study found that marijuana is more popular among teenagers.
Most of my friends smoke dro. I started smoking pretty often after I turned 15, but I started young, at 12. It felt like I was in a movie. I was in Vegas with my cousins, and even though it’s sin city, smoking weed is still illegal in most places. So we had to hide, and ended up lighting up in a parking lot.
Funny thing was, it was private property. The building’s security came out and tried to arrest us. My cousin and I tired to run, but got caught. The guards ended up releasing us, but it was definitely a crazy experience to have when you’re young and high for the first time.
When I first began smoking, I was shocked at how much weed heightened my senses. Suddenly everything was funny, and food tasted better.
But smoking so often can make life difficult. I quit smoking because I was an athlete and smoking so often made me easily lose my breath. I’ve tried to quit, but it’s not easy, especially when you’re friends ask, “Why do you want to quit?” But ultimately my friends were cool and left me alone when I told them I didn’t want to get high.
The issue is that marijuana is so easy to get. Especially here in California, all I have to do is become a member of a Cannabis club, and I’ll have access to some of the best strains of weed.
Ultimately, though, weed is harmless. I have friends who do other drugs, and weed seems lightweight in comparison. I don’t think our government should waste resources on trying regulating or stopping people from smoking weed. Especially when there are 14-year-old’s using Ecstasy. Because of the way the media criminalizes weed, younger kids often don’t see more harmful drugs, like prescriptions or Ecstasy, as truly threatening. And E pills are everywhere among kids these days.
-- Young D1 of 1