Propaganda, lies, and BS. Just hours after recreational pot use became legal in the state of Colorado, a CNN reporter, Ana Cabrera, was sent to Denver searching for some new half baked disinformation to spew forth as fact… and she did not disappoint: while some high school students smoke pot — probably a lot of it (as it’s safer than drinking booze, or popping pills) — the uninformed are fearful that the states teenagers are “finding ways to get their hands on” legal mile high chronic.
Accepting the word of a kid as an expert, CNN reported that one high school senior thinks “9 out of 10″ of his school buds have smoked pot in the past. Another student claimed, “Most of my friends use it” as “it’s not a harmful drug, like…meth or whatever.” While yet another qualified high school source claimed, “There’s a bunch of people who come to this school high.”
CNN’s Cabrera described how marijuana is currently the number one substance getting Colorado teens kicked out school, which she said made it “a bigger problem than alcohol, disobedience or weapons violations.” Never mind the onslaught of deaths caused by rampant gun violence, or prescription pill addiction in Colorado, weed is the real problem.
Cabrera talked with one 18-year-old “recovering addict” that claimed to have been put in the slammer 10 times in the past four years – all for marijuana-related offenses – one time was simply for the possession of “paraphernalia.”
“That’s where all my problems started with weed, I guess,” Chris Collins told Cabrera, adding that all he got from the drug was “bad grades and trouble.”
While some research shows that marijuana is more harmful to the adolescent brain than it is to adults… it is also conceivable that Chris’s ten trips to jail for pot may have done more damage to his future prospects than smoking weed ever could have.
CNN’s story is a lopsided hit piece, minus any voices from the pro-marijuana side of the issue. By objectively calling pot smoking a “bigger problem” than alcohol and weapons – without taking into account consequences beyond disciplinary action – CNN is simply fueling national skepticism about Colorado’s groundbreaking new law. In a state that has permitted the killing of it’s young so the ‘Good Ol Boy’s’ can clutch their guns and continue to feel safe against imaginary enemies, CNN’s story comes across as patently absurd.