Friday, November 04, 2005

Highest high school?

Vermont was once the marijuana growing capital of the US. That's not really true anymore but the residents are still pretty laid back. There's always a been a bit of disconnect between the public and the local press up there though and The Bennington Banner certainly misses the point with this editorial. The Banner has its knickers in a knot over a survey showing students are doing more drugs. They're particularly upset about a rise in marijuana use and the fact that the class valedictorians were busted for possession of a pound of pot.

So what's the problem? They don't document any correlated rise in negative consequences from the marijuana use and don't they choose valedictorians based on scholastic merit? Shouldn't the theme of that editorial be more appropriately - cannabis consumers make excellent students?


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