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Legalization of marijuana lessens strict negative stigma

Legalization of marijuana lessens strict negative stigma

By Nora Holland, Opinions Editor

February 8, 2019

Marijuana has historically been labeled as a “gateway drug” by health classes all over the world. Recently, about 33 states have legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes and 10 of those states, including the District of Columbia, have adopted laws allowing recreational use. Marijuana...

To stop marijuana use, adults need to lighten up

By Ariel Levchenko, Online Opinions Editor

April 29, 2015

Disclaimer: This article in no way endorses marijuana or encourages students to use it. It merely argues that current attitudes toward marijuana use only worsen the issue. Marijuana is a fairly common topic in high school. Some students have tried it, all have at least heard of it, and joking about...

Teachers must lift haze on marijuana education

Teachers must lift haze on marijuana education

By Greer Smith, Opinions Editor

October 30, 2013

In school there are certain phrases students hear a lot: stay in school, do your homework, stop bullying. One of the most stressed of these commandments is "say no to drugs." For the most part, drugs are bad for you, unless prescribed by doctors, and even then they should only be used as prescribed...

Public opinion sways legislation, marijuana bills pass

Public opinion sways legislation, marijuana bills pass

By Sonia Shekar and Lara Fu

April 25, 2013

Pot. Weed. Mary Jane. Herb. Bud. Nug. Whatever name you know marijuana by, laws regarding its use in the state of Maryland may be changing soon. The Maryland House of Representatives and Senate are currently debating on two issues regarding marijuana: legalizing its use for medical purposes and decrim...

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