We feel very strongly that we should stop lying to our children about Marijuana and trying to scare them into staying away from it. Education and open discussion will help our children learn to stay away from marijuana, not fear.
It is time to end the cycle of lies that continues to be passed to generation to generation of DARE graduates.
Marijuana is not dangerous like other drugs, such as methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine, heroin, alcohol, or tobacco. It is time to stop teaching our children these lies.
We need to teach our children about moderation and responsibility in regards to any drug use, and not try to scare them into staying away from it completely by teaching them information about marijuana that science has repeatedly disproven.
We feel we can teach our children to stay away from drugs, while at the same time being honest in the education we provide. We can teach them that it is an adult decision to consume recreational drugs, and that they are allowed to make their own decisions when they become adults.
We can help them to make educated choices when it comes to using recreational drugs and we want our loved ones, including our adult children, to understand that marijuana is a safer recreational choice than alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
We demand that the Drug Abuse Resistance Education either remove completely the topic of marijuana from their curriculum (like the city of Kennewick, WA did recently - ,
OR alter it to fit the truth presented through the scientific evidence from the last 20 years that show Marijuana is NONTOXIC, does NOT kill brain cells, does NOT cause cancer, does NOT cause mental illness, does NOT cause amotivational syndrome, does NOT hurt the brain, lungs, or any system in the body, and Marijuana IS NOT the gateway drug.
We want the D.A.R.E. program to focus primarily on the OTHER drugs, especially ALCOHOL which is a GATEWAY drug and causes MORE loss of control than any other drug.
We want our children to make smart and educated decisions, based on truth.
Not on lies that have been propagated to our children for almost a century.
Please sign the petition and show your support in ending the lies that continue to be systematically taught to our children.
Learn more about DARE at http://dare.procon.org/