In New York City, students are increasingly using marijuana as a substitute for an education. According to a report by the New York Times, 24 teachers and students said that the number of students using marijuana has increased significantly over the past couple of years. Even though it’s illegal for minors to possess or use marijuana, students are still reportedly smoking it in school.
According to the New York Times, the number of unlicensed smoke shops near schools has increased, which makes it easier for students to obtain marijuana. Vaping pens, edible products, and other forms of marijuana-infused products are available to students without much effort.
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America Billy, a teacher in Brooklyn, said that the constant battle against the tide felt futile.
Despite New York State's legalization of marijuana in 2021, the situation continues to worsen. Thousands of smoke shops are operating without a license, and kids are being sold marijuana to their high school freshmen. School bathrooms and other areas are also becoming sources of odorous smoke.
According to April McKoy, the former principal of a high school in Brooklyn, the use of marijuana became more prevalent among students.
While some students use marijuana to cope during the pandemic, one Bronx student said that adults should stop focusing on the use of illicit drugs by their teenagers.
It's time for school officials, parents, and authorities to take charge and put an end to the growing problem of marijuana use among students. Liberal administrators and teachers who think that it's not a big deal have been influencing the educational system's stance on this issue.
Source: The Daily Caller