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Easing of marijuana laws complicates parents' advice to kids


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  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Dec. 18, 2012 4:27 p.m.

    Complicates?, How is that?

    Sex, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, PG-13 and R rated movies, Out after 10:00 P.M., swearing....

    All legal, all restricted to minors.

    For crying out loud,
    The same rules and lessons in life apply.

    Just use them.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    Having lived in the State of Washington we had the marijuana discussion wAAAAy before it became legal with our kids. The truth is that in the evergreen state, it was already legal by the fact that nobody enforced possession in the first place. So we had neighbors that would regularly partake in the "whacky-tabacky".

    I find that as a member of the LDS faith, the Word of Wisdom is so key. We distinguish ourselves from all sorts of legal substances and so we always took that approach with the Weed.

    We also tend to discuss the consequences of longterm use, which is easy when you see your neighbors destroying their lives with drug use. Two neighbors that I dearly loved, so far, are dead because what started out as innocent led to more potent addictions and then destructive life-ending chains of substance abuse.

    I suspect we are in for a generation of tears and sorrow for the short-sighted, pot-addled mindset of this current generation.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 6:53 p.m.

    LDS lib,
    so you ADVOCATE making evil more accessible?

  • Kalindra Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 20, 2012 6:19 p.m.

    @ lost in DC: Not everyone agrees with your definition of "evil" - and doesn't your religion have some story about some battle where one side wanted to force everyone to do "right" and the other side wanted to give people the opportunity to learn and choose for themselves? And, if I remember correctly, the side that was against choice is usually considered the evil side, isn't it?