Did you see this story on 20/20 last night? My first reaction was outrage. A mother giving her child marijuana to help tame is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?! Marijuana to help a kid with ADHD keep from fidgeting in the classroom?! Who’s in charge of this insanity?
But then I listened to the desperation in the voices of these moms. (As much as one can through the carefully edited clips.) And I backed off on my harsh judgment. In my mind, there’s no dispute that these dear children had issues. And that these poor moms were at the end of their tether.
This is yet another indicator of the sheer insanity afoot in our schools and medical community. I’m not here to argue about the pros and cons of marijuana. There are much deeper issues going on and to give a kid a joint to cover up the real issues is troubling…very troubling. (Can you imagine the IEP’s that will start showing up in the classroom? Johnny will be excused every two hours to toke up…20 feet from the school building less we violate our smoke-free zone policy.)
The one mom also noted that the THC is so low in the prescription weed that there is little mind effect. But she confessed, in an interrogatory tone, that a little bit of a high wouldn’t be so bad because her boy? has been unhappy for like? such a long time? (The kid is 12 years old.) “I just want him to feel the euphoria,” she added.
There was no indication of a dad being present in the lives of these boys. But hey- how about a little Columbian Gold, you know, a little stronger stuff, to help numb the pain and anger?
How about offering classes in Joint Rolling 101? Graduate courses in Dealerships? (With an emphasis in Latin American relations.) Yeah, I’m just regular laugh riot today.
Sarcasm aside…this is horrifying. I would to God a little reefer would heal the dysfunctions in our families and in our educational models. But if anyone believes that, well, they’re simply blowing smoke.
A note to school teachers: You may want to keep some munchies on hand.
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