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Pot laws have parents worried about effect on kids

Pot laws have parents worried about effect on kids

Source: Seattle Times

Rob Levin was stunned to hear that his son, a ninth-grader at Seattle’s Roosevelt High, was already smoking pot with his friends. Levin was even more disturbed to hear his son say kids were dazed and confused at school, taking hits from smokeless vaporizer pens in classes and hallways. “I was politely in the school’s face about this,” said Levin, a lawyer. He wrote Roosevelt’s principal, “roundtabled” with other parents and has been pushing school officials to bring drug-sniffing dogs into Roosevelt. He also helped organize a recent meeting for parents at the school featuring Dr. Leslie Walker, chief of adolescent medicine at Seattle Children’s. Among other warnings about pot, Walker said she knew a boy so high that he didn’t feel anything while a dog “gnawed his arm to the bone.”