Not old enough to buy pot gummies in the store? Good news, there’s a solution: get them at your local high school.
That’s the story coming out of Wyoming this week. A Wyoming teen has allegedly been caught selling numerous THC-infused gummy bears to his fellow students. The price per gummy? Ten dollars. Here’s the scoop:
A school resource officer writes in the affidavit that on Jan. 30, two sources said the accused student was taking trips to Denver with his father and when he returned, selling flavored gummy candies laced with THC.
A campus supervisor told the school resource officer that she had received “numerous reports” from students about the accused student selling THC-laced “edibles,” including gummy candies and chocolates, during lunch for $10 apiece, the affidavit says.
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Drug dealers love public schools. That’s because they can get their product into the system for cheap. They are able to establish legitimacy with their potential clientele because they distribute their wares through kids that all the other kids are already friends with. These kids grow up in the system together from an early age. They know each other. They’ve been in the same classes for years. Then, one day, one kid offers the other something a little special. He probably won’t even charge his life-long friend for the first one. Not if he’s smart, anyway.
That’s how the drugs spread. They don’t even have to be good drugs in high school. Any drugs will do. The kids can wait to get the good stuff when they go off to college.
Parents are concerned about letting their children be exposed to drugs, for good reason. They don’t want their children to become addicted to drugs. And they want the pushers kept away from their children. So, they empower local police officers to raid the houses of potential drug dealers and take their stuff.
And yet, if you suggested to them that the easiest way to get their kids away from the influence of drugs and drug dealers would be to pull them out of the public schools?