Marijuana sale legal in colleges across US
The National Marijuana Committee legalized the sale and consumption of marijuana in college campuses all across the country today.
In a surprise move that is being construed as both revolutionary and controversial, the NMC passed legislation this morning that allows marijuana stores to be opened within the confines of college grounds. “This is in our humble belief something that was long overdue,” Jerry Churchill, the divisional manager of the Arkansas NMC says. “There is no denying of the rampant usage of marijuana amongst college students. We all went to college. We have or know someone who began consuming marijuana in his/her college years and continues doing it. Now that various states across the nation have opened up to marijuana, why not let students get access to this legally and conveniently as long as they are in a controlled environment?”
Starting in July, marijuana will be sold in colleges all across America. Students have access to it as long as they have a valid student ID.
Churchill says that one of the most thought-provoking pieces of marijuana-related legislature that he had read at the beginning of his career pushed him to support this move. It was in a recommendation written by the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse and reads: The criminal law is too harsh a tool to apply to personal possession even in the effort to discourage use. It implies an overwhelming indictment of the behavior which we believe is not appropriate. The actual and potential harm of use of the drug is not great enough to justify intrusion by the criminal law into private behavior, a step which our society takes only ‘with the greatest reluctance.
Thoughts and opinions have not been as encouraging unanimously. Angela Fletcher, an assistant professor at UALR says “What is the NMC thinking? Do they have any idea how difficult teaching and helping a student understand a concept is? The attendance rate of students is decreasing every year as it is. Now, the teacher community was of the opinion that the only thing worse than a student that is not present is a student that is intoxicated. Now, there will be something worse than an intoxicated student – a legally intoxicated student.”
“I don’t care what people think as long as this legalization comes into full effect,” Hickory Dent says. “We students deal with superhuman amounts of work and toil. We have to balance assignments, consistent performance in and out of class, working to put ourselves through college and, not to mention, exams. When a student can enjoy a cold drink of beer as long as he is of legal age, why not weed?”