This is it. The poster that could bring me into a totally new phase in my life. These couple of words “Welcome: Ann & Jim Scott; Hosts” could mean I lose my job. You would think I would have to do more than stand up and talk in order to get fired, but not so in the extra sensitive world of Medical Marijuana and its stigma.
Being a school bus driver I get drug tested randomly and that is how it should be. I have no problem with that. Test me all day any day and I will not test positive for anything other than caffeine (which is also a drug, by the way). Ok on the weekends I might test for alcohol but only if I am not working.
However because I favor the use of marijuana to; help people with pain, insomnia, appetite, mood, possibly curing their cancer, and improve their quality of life I might be a threat to the students. I might try to get them to smoke dope.
Couldn’t be further from the truth. I actually do not endorse teenagers using any kind of drugs recreationally. A bit hypocritical reciting the do as I say not as I did mantra, but studies have shown that heavy smoking in teenagers does lower their IQ. They have enough going against them these days without knowingly creating more hurdles to jump. I will turn a student in if I catch them smoking on my bus. They will not now or ever hear me talking about marijuana. Still I could be fired just because.
Knowing this will not make me back down from this cause. It is important to get the information out to sick people. People who have resigned themselves to living with pain. People who live with a closet full of pharmaceutical drugs that do more harm than good. People who think they have no options. It’s time to break the silence, show people the truth, and offer them support.
Cannabis is a plant…A truly amazing beneficial plant…fear it no more.