With the recent legalization of marijuana in Washington state, pictures were published of young adults gleefully using the drug in public.
We believe this sends the wrong message to our young people, especially pre-teens who typically look up to or admire young adults. Parents should consider pointing out that because something is legal does not mean it is acceptable.
Marijuana is a proven “gateway drug,” and for those who move on to stronger drugs the battle back is difficult and lifelong. The devastation along the way is something that is all too familiar; every effort should be made to avoid it.
Mike Charbonnier, CHAD President
Charlestown Against Drugs Inc.
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