Protect our kids, Colorado teacher says
Christina Blair, a teacher in Colorado, has watched firsthand as so-called “medical” marijuana has affected students in her state — where there is now a push to legalize the drug for recreational use.
She writes in the Huffington Post:
As a teacher, I know that pot directly affects a student’s learning ability and it has both short-term and long-term consequences. In the short-term, from immediate effects up to 20 days after, students’ memories become impaired, they become less attentive, and they become less motivated. Because the brain is still developing until age 25, marijuana use can cause permanent changes in brain structure that slows learning ability.