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Letter: Just talking won’t keep youth from using marijuana
First Published Mar 01 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Mar 01 2014 01:01 am

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is one of the most common words that goes through a student’s mind. Students are always open to new experiences, whether bad or good, including marijuana.

Marijuana gives heightened mood or euphoria, relaxation and an increase in appetite; unwanted side effects can sometimes include a decrease in short-term memory, impaired motor skills and feelings of paranoia or anxiety.

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We can talk to students about marijuana’s side effects all day long, but they won’t listen. I am a student and I am stubborn, most of us are.

We can try another way by making students more interested in other good experiences or activities and enlightening them that bad is not the only way,

Mohanad Alhayek


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