Michael Jolton, a Colorado man who is also a father of three, can recall back in 2000 when medical marijuana was first legalized in his state and his first son was just five years old.
Jolton explains how he did not talk to his oldest son about marijuana once he turned eight years old, that they got to talk about “fun stuff”. However, now with green-leafed marijuana ads and “free joint” promotions every he looks, he feels that it is necessary to talk to his youngest son about marijuana who is now at that same age.
Marijuana opponents like Jolton complain that parent-child conversations about pot have become extraordinarily complicated due to more and more states considering legalization for medical use, because it has created a perception among kids that “this is no big deal”.
In this particular circumstance they are actually correct, legalization would result in minors perceiving marijuana to be less important. Part of the reason many young people try marijuana has nothing to do with illness, it is because it is forbidden by society which makes it cool for them do it simply since they are not supposed to. Legalization would also actually make the parent-child talks easier and not more complicated, since it is accepted more in open society rather than being looked at as a drug that turns people into crazy murderers.
This is just another case where marijuana opponents that have their own hidden agendas are using irrelevant, false, and at times, counteractive arguments to support continuing prohibition of medical marijuana.
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