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Speak Up, Just Say No Doesn’t Work

The teen brain is actively developing and will not be fully developed until the mid-20s. Marijuana use during this period may harm the developing teen brain.

Is the marijuana industry preying on kids? (article here)


California permits the marijuana industry to manufacture cannabis-infused candy and sodas. Cannabis-infused soda and gummies and other products with names like “girl scout cookie” appear to target youth, much in the way “Joe Camel” lured young smokers and cherry and bubble gum-flavored nicotine vapes targeted minors. Billboards promoting marijuana products are commonplace, and cannabis consumption at concerts and fairs is permitted, according to the article.



Cannabis and Race (article here)


And it’s not just facts and figures. Wanda James, the President of the Cannabis Global Initiative, owner of Simply Pure, and a black woman leading the industry, has personally dealt with the disparity in cannabis arrests. It’s one of the main reasons she entered the industry.

“I’m in the industry because when I met my brother in 1999, and he told me that he was doing ten years for possession of cannabis, I didn’t believe him,” Wanda says. “All my friends got high, and I had never known anybody to get arrested. That being said, my friends were upper, middle-class to wealthy. We would be sitting on the front steps of the dormitory rolling joints and the Colorado University police would walk by and say, ‘Hey guys, put that away.’ Nobody got arrested.”

Parents and Prevention (article here)


Parents can help their children learn about the harmful effects of marijuana use. Talking to your children about marijuana at an early age can help them make better choices and may prevent them from developing a problem with marijuana use later. Begin talking with your child in an honest and open way when they are in late elementary and early middle school. Youth are less likely to try marijuana if they can ask parents for help and know exactly how their parents feel about drug use.


Common signs of marijuana use:

  • Acting very silly and out of character for no reason

  • Using new words and phrases like "sparking up," "420," "dabbing," and "shatter"

  • Having increased irritability

  • Losing interest in and motivation to do usual activities.

  • Spending time with peers that use marijuana

  • Having trouble remembering things that just happened

  • Carrying pipes, lighters, vape pens, or rolling papers

  • Coming home with red eyes and/or urges to eat outside of usual mealtimes

  • Stealing money or having money that cannot be accounted for


‘Got to Get You into my Life’ (1966)


This song written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. Is an homage to the Motown Sound, with loud brass instrumentation and lyrics that suggest a psychedelic experience. It's actually an ode to pot, explained McCartney


youtube.com/watch?v=r95-7zfgtLw (sing along)


The Beatles

I was alone, I took a ride I didn't know what I would find there Another road where maybe I Could see another kind of mind there Ooh, then I suddenly see you Ooh, did I tell you I need you Every single day of my life

You didn't run, you didn't hide And had you gone, you knew in time We'd meet again for I had told you Ooh, you were meant to be near me Ooh, and I want you to hear me Say we'll be together every day Got to get you into my life

What can I do, what can I be When I'm with you I want to stay there If I'm true I'll never leave And if I do I know the way there Ooh, then I suddenly see you Ooh, did I tell you I need you Every single day of my life Got to get you into my life

I was alone, I took a ride I didn't know what I would find there Another road where maybe I Could see another kind of mind there Ooh, then I suddenly see you Ooh, did I tell you I need you Every single day.

Young, Wild and Free

(2011) Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars

youtu.be/KEddeCFhExA (sing along)


This is a single by rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, from their comedy Mac and Devin Go to High School. The song features Pop singer Bruno Mars crooning the hook. The collaboration started when the stoner pair got together for a " Black and Yellow " remix.


So what we get drunk So what we smoke weed We're just having fun We don't care who sees So what we go out That's how it's supposed to be Living young and wild and free

Uh, uh huh So what I keep 'em rolled up Saggin' my pants not caring what I show Keep it real with my niggas Keep it player for the hoes And look clean don't it? Washed it the other day, watch how you lean on it Give me some 501's jeans on and roll joints bigger than King Kong's fingers And smoke them hoes down 'till they stingers You a class clown and if I skip for the day I'm with you bitch smokin' grade A

You know what? It's like I'm seventeen again Peach fuzz on my face Lookin', on the case Tryna find a hella taste Oh My God, I'm on the chase Chevy, its gettin' kinda heavy, relevant, sellin' it Dippin' away, time keep slippin' away Zip in the safe, flippin' for pay Tippin' like I'm drippin' in paint Up front four blunts, like "Khalifa put the weed in a J"

So what we get drunk So what we smoke weed We're just having fun We don't care who sees So what we go out That's how it's supposed to be Living young and wild and free





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