[CrackMonkey] Dope is Always Really Excellent

Dylan Northrup dylan at integratus.com
Sat Jul 29 19:32:04 PDT 2000

On Sun, 30 Jul 2000, Don Marti wrote:

:="The Department of Justice commissioned the Research Triangle Institute
:=(RTI) to evaluate DARE. Its published findings reflect that DARE
:=students use more marijuana than non-DARE students."

I'd much rather have people taking a drug that causes them to be mellow and
hungry than a drug that causes them to be paranoid and impotent, or outright

One could argue that DARE's drug education portion actually showed it's
indoctrinees that pot isn't the big, nasty bogeyman that the Man says it is
and are using it instead of some other, nastier drug.  For an empirical (but
non-scientific) discussion of drug use among adolescents, check out Rolling
Stone from 1-2 months ago (likely the same issue with Sarah Michelle Gellar
on the cover).  The gist is that since boomer parents try to use
pharmaceuticals instead of real parenting to control their children's
behaviors, the children become accustomed to using drugs and believe they
know enough to experiment with drugs on their own leading to less belief in
what the Man tells them and more reliance on their own experimentation and
the word of mouth reports of their peers.

Dylan Northrup <*> dylan at integratus.com <*> HA and FS geek <*>
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