Tell Us: Is Weed Decriminalization Making Teens More Open?
Wellesley High School reports more marijuana found on students than in past years. Is this because of the state's looser laws?
Needham High School has had a few incidents of bags found in the school, and last October, one NHS Student was found with 10 Bags of Marijuana. Although last year's bi-annual adolescent health survey found use at Needham High was down.
One observation police have made is that there seems to be more openness about marijuana use among teens since it was decriminalized in Massachusetts. In November, Mass. also voted to approve the legalization of medical marijuana.
In fact, Needham was considered for a Locations of Medical Marijuana Consultation Centers earlier this month, although it sounds like CannaMed (the dispensary) has committed to a Framingham location.
Before the November election, Wellesley Police Chief Terrence Cunningham wrote to Patch urging voters to vote against the medical marijuana question, saying that, "marijuana is not medicine."The passing of the question brought Mixed Feelings Among Wellesley Voters.
What do you think? Why are more students more openly using marijuana? How can schools combat the use?
Editor's note: This piece appears on Wellesley and Needham Patch