Originally Posted by philomom
This Monday morning I just sat down with a large group (30)of parents of teens at my child's school. In Oregon, lots of these parents themselves grew up in "herb friendly" households. All of them agreed that once you bend the law for pot... it is very easy not go the speed limit.. ignore the underage drinking laws and other little annoying laws. Because you can. Because you get into the habit of thinking laws don't apply to you or the law is dumb. That's an attitude I won't tolerate my children having while they live under my roof.
Um, I don't think it's pot that causes people to speed, drink underage, break little laws like that. I think it's society that causes it. Here people speed whether they have smoked pot or not. Drinking underage? Heck it's even legal if your parents give you the alcohol and your in your home. I also know that people tend to give that one a try at least once whether they have smoked pot or not. And you know, even though it's technically illegal most people don't even realize it is just because of the way the law enforcment officers
treat it. So breaking the pot law doesn't get equated with being able to break any other laws.
And yeah, smoking, speeding and drinking tend to come before weed not after.