- Posted December 29, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Retail pot: Would you buy?
I wonder, what else is being transmitted by sharing of marijuana paraphernalia other than common cold and flu? What about spread of contagious diseases and infections?
Pot smoking gradually has been on the rise among teenagers and young adults since banning of alcohol for younger than 21 and smoking for under age of 18. As a result, weed and other common drugs have become popular choice for teenagers which in-return helping the black market to expand in every region of the country. Legalization and taxation may help towards accountability but it will not address the serious problems of creating new level of addictions and adverse consequences facing our nation.
Habitual use of pot and other drugs may cause addiction and help transition into even greater use of other highly potent drugs which may have even bigger adverse effect on the younger generation and in-return overall quality of life will continue to deteriorate for the current and future generations.
I believe in teaching vs. banning and I hope that it is not too late to educate all teenagers and younger adults on benefits of not smoking tobacco and pot and dangers of alcohol abuse including other types of controlled substances.
Otherwise, I am afraid that it won’t be too long when in-fact the case of “Brown Bag Flu” may be replaced by the “Bong Flu”.