Response of idea that marijuana has gotten more potent over the years and the media portrayal

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The war on drugs is an inevitable event and can not be eradicated. There is always going to be people doing drugs whether they are abusing it or not. As the generations move on, the teens of the next generation become more and more "mature." Our generation is moving at a much faster education rate than as the generation in the 1970s. Our 8th graders now are in what would be the 11th grade English class in the 70s. The downside to this is that our generation is also starting to drink and do drugs earlier in their child life. It should not be surprising that our generation is the "rebels," where we are so diverse in the music we listen to and the way we dress. The biggest drug use in teens our age and younger would be marijuana use simply because it's cheap and simple.

Do I think marijuana is as bad as people say? Not at all; I think that the media and school hypes marijuana use as a definite beginning step to cocaine and becoming a crack head.

Look at our nation today, more than three quarters of the population in the United States have tried marijuana and some of them are even our leaders and prominent figures in the US. One can not deny that marijuana is not as bad as some of the other drugs and even alcohol. Marijuana does not have any long-term effects but all short term effects. It is true that marijuana has only gotten so much stronger in the THC content. The media portrays this as a bad thing but it could be regarded as a good thing. The reason that people will go from marijuana use to harder drugs is simply because the "high" in marijuana is not as...