KIDS.. I am not getting paid to tell you this, blah, blah, blah... (see previous cartoon)
Please *try to refrain from using ANY drugs
until your brain develops properly.
*Try, because I know and can admit as an adult- many adults TRY to refrain from "things" and can not.
This is TRUE, good advice from ALL who really care about you.
Boys will be boys! I know. I have a son, most of my family growing up were "boys" and they have been many my best buds... & boys will be boys.
If I was to say more teens won't be trying cannabis - I'd be lying. More will.
More accidents will happen. To think kids who want to smoke it are not smoking is now is foolish. They are having oral sex on school busses. Really? Are we going to start lying to them about cannabis being like fentanyl? Is there not enough going on in the world right now- the average teen can grasp- like Korea claiming they have a nuclear weapon able to reach the USA. Come on. To intentionally LIE to teens today is only adding to the chaos. To continue to intentionally lie to adults is just as bad.
Educate them. I have drawn about this for the love of my son and then every kid.
Storm is 25now I never worry about his 'cannabis use'.
We have talked about every issue from medicating in school, how to talk to friends, dealing with negative remarks, EVERYTHING. Boys will be Boys- Have the conversation
1. Boys can be more adventurous - Jackass 1,2,3,4... need I say more? Add cannabis to this and things might get a little wilder! I've heard excessive laughter over the years but rarely ever seen any anger between a bunch of boys who are smoking only.
Can you say the same for alcohol? If I knew a boy I cared about was going to start a 'drinking alcohol habit' before Smoking cannabis - I would try to suggest he try cannabis first. Being a jackass has never NEEDED any drugs. Daredevil, stuntman.. be careful- why would you intentionally ADD anything that MIGHT interfere with your performance and possibly cause you to fail or bring on an early demise?
2. Driving. Most driving accidents are young men. ALSO applies to young ladies
I believe they are also the highest death rate on our roads.
This breaks my heart. I remember teaching my son how to drive.
I glare at Storm if he even thinks of reaching for his phone while driving (we know they do when we are not with them, we have no control) - I do this with everyone I drive with. I care about you. I care about me. I care about Poppy.
I care about strangers remaining alive.
ADD ANYTHING WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING AND YOU ARE ASKING FOR TROUBLE.
The first & ONLY thing you need to ADD is EXPERIENCE.
No: CELL PHONES! #1 reason for accidents *
Alcohol & driving, lose your license, job, friends & possibly even your life.
Prescribed medications, exhaustion, stress...
No Food ....then why do we have drive through windows?
Singing, dancing- leave it for the dance floor or bathroom mirror.
Friends- can be a very big distraction & the DRIVER must always remember
>>> they<<< are now resposible for OTHER LIVES.
No ipads, phones homework, dogs on laps.. looking at girls as you drive by
FOCUS to stay alive when you drive.
Driving is a luxury with huge power... do not lose it.
3. Cannabis will be permitted (& should be permitted) to grow in backyards next summer! Yippie!!! FRESH cannabis introduced into salads & bongs. Cannabis will grow tall if you let it and some kids will surly see others growing cannabis in backyards, balconies etc.
Kids let me warn you - if you think your going to hop a fence and steal someones bud- think again. This might be the most dangerous way cannabis might harm you... and you won't of even taken a puff.
A couple of weeks ago (harvest season) someone tried to break into a good friends outdoor garden - if you think they don't already exist you're fooling yourself...
My friends Rottweiler was the first to get to the thief with my friend soon following with a baseball bat. *I did not agree with my friend on this for many reasons- one - he could have gotten hurt or SERIOUSLY hurt the thief - it's a plant. The Thief "jumped up over the fence & through the rose bushes! They must have gotten really scratched up..." - not before leaving a small size running shoe at the scene.
He/she got away. Not with anything- possibly a few dog bite marks, rose bush rash & ripped clothing and now only one shoe. The police have the other. That could be a record.
Theft, break and entering.. He/she was wearing dark clothing and a ski mask- My friend is correct- IF you break into someone property dressed like that- YOU are there with intent to steal or harm - it is wrong. It is taking what does NOT belong to you.
Grow Up. GROW your own.
These are very realistic foreseeable problems for your men & women.
The cartoons apply to both ladies and gentlemen - Cannabis may impair your judgment.
You are smart.
Grow Roll & smoke your own... AFTER your brain has had time to develop properly.