Medics and police are heading to Santa Barbara Jr. High for 3 juveniles under the influence of an unknown substance, one with low blood pressure.
All I have..
Moving out of that district
Bad Behavior is the norm. SBJr and Sr Highs need more adult volunteers to assist staff in back of classrooms & to help monitor bathrooms for student accountability. Kids need an adult who cares enough to help them find a passion other than smoke and drugs. Where do we sign on?
You need the teachers unions to stop coddling teachers and get them back to their full school duties which includes being bathroom monitors. Back in the good old days when teachers were able to control student discipline and also successfully teach the basics.
I'm not sure it's specific to any school district, but you know you can transfer into/ out of any JH / HS you want in this town.
Boys Bathroom vaping?
Vaping cannabis doesn't drop your blood pressure so bad the medics get called. Nice try though.
Mmm...I have had friends pass out and have seizures from pot. If you’re not ready for that fat rip it’s enough to knock you out cold. I love pot and smoke it so this is not an anti-pot response to you.
420722 - I've passed out from cannabis, never said it isn't harmful, just that it doesn't drop your blood pressure as was the call here. More likely some pills or powder doing that.
Had seizures ? Ha ha ha, yeah right and i grow taller by 4 centimeters for every 6 pack of Bud i drink . That's why I stopped drinking ( I'm getting to tall ) .
Why do these kids have time and desire to self- destruct? Did you hear SB City is spending the million dollar ‘student vaping grant’ downtown and not in schools? AMGott and a few parents inquired why monies not allocated to buy required bathroom detection monitoring equipment as has been successful in Placerville- Ed Dorado County, East of Sacramento. Never heard outcome or answer.
I think it's a typical teenage thing to do. Not fully formed brains and all that. I never did, but my sisters used to sneak off to smoke cigarettes as teenagers, and one of them grew and sold pot back in the day.
About a week ago I saw a furtive group of three "kids" (young High School age) gathered 'round and lighting up on a local beach. With the new laws, there's a ton of kids who see it as okay to smoke pot now. Too bad. I used to "smoke it" and see how my still smoking it friends have fared. If you like your brain and want to keep your intellect honed, smoking pot is not the way to go.
My former sweetheart got thrown out of SBJH 45 years ago for being drunk I'm sure this sort of thing has been going on along time.
Oh Roger - you remember high school? In my time, it was Robitussin, Vivarin, NoDoze, and that was the legal stuff. - there was coke, LSD, heroin, mushrooms, and 'locker room' - some sort of inhalent. I remember someone telling my son, don't go to 'X' school... they're doing heroin in the bathrooms... yes, here. SB County has always had a drug problem in the schools. Is it a certain school? Nope. There is no way that anyone can attribute kids 'under the influence' to the legalization of pot. Trust me... the kids have been smoking the marijiuana for decades. That is the least of your concerns. (Non pot smoker posting).
I was not allowed to try out for the Northside HS Basketball team in Fort Wayne because I tricked the vice principal into smoking a joint. I had joints in an empty pack of cigarettes from India. He caught me smoking one I told him they were cigarettes from Indiana he lit up WHAM O!...I got tossed out of 8 high schools and got my GED from Santa Barbara adult ed.
You sound proud of it.....apparently it's had a lasting impact.
If your talking to me about the Vice Principal yes I was proud I turned him into a stoner.
Yeah I started smoking pot and drinking in Jr High, we used to sneak cigarettes on the field and for sure kids were drinking, doing drugs and having sex already, sometimes on campus. Sad but true, innocence is lost quickly!
I too was a stoner in Jr. High back in the early 80's. Fun times despite how bad it is too smoke weed at that age. Funny, have not smoked weed and have no desire since I was a teenager.
Potency of pot today is much, much stronger - not fun and games any longer - it is a serious drug addiction now and proven to be harmful to teen age developing brains. Please don't push harmful drugs today as youthful fun.
FACTOTUM - Once again, you are factually incorrect. Cannabis is not now, nor has it ever been capable of "serious drug addiction." That is just wrong. "Serious drug addiction" is physical addiction, where your body can't function properly without it, not just psychological addiction which means you crave and want it. Tobacco, caffeine, heroin, meth, cocaine, opiates, etc are all physically addicting. Cannabis is NOT. Stop spreading lies.
Know any stoners? I know more than I know alcoholics. Some are totally fine, high functioning. A few others can't function in the world/work without weed, and as they've aged they've just used more and more to cope. Try telling them pot isn't addictive. You need to look into addiction science in general. Your take isn't actually that up-to-date. Most addiction is largely psychological - very few drugs actually cause "chemical" addiction the way opiates do with such extreme withdrawal, and addiction is NOT a "disease." It is a complex series of dependencies, problems, and chemical processes and people can definitely be "addicted" to weed.
12:55 - I know plenty of stoners, used to be one. I stopped cold turkey after years of it, with not a single ounce of any withdrawal symptoms. If your body can function without the substance, then it's not chemically/physically addictive. Simple. If you crave it and "need" it to cope, then that's a different story - all psychological. Bottom line though - cannabis is NOT addictive like heroin, tobacco, alcohol, etc. It just isn't. Ask any doctor or psychologist.
You can go on all you want about how "addiction" is new or my opinion is "out of date," but you can not sit there and tell me cannabis is as addictive as many life-destroying legal and illegal substances. It's bull and I'm calling you out.
I agree with you. 12 years ago my son did not realize how stupid he sounded. His pot addled brain was trying to convince me his pot smoking was OK. He said, "Mom, the pot is stronger now than when you were in high school. " A rational person would understand that pot is dangerous. His brain was already being destroyed. He is now 26, smoking that strong pot for 12 years. He will never be a productive member of society and he is 1 step above homeless. Also, he knows best, I cannot share wisdom with him. Every action has a consequence. Be careful for what you want, you may get it.
No one should ever think teens getting high is a joke: ....."
Repeated use of marijuana in adolescence, a time when the brain is undergoing active development, seems to be associated with impaired neural connectivity in the brain and declines in IQ and school performance. Heavy use at any age can lead to heart and lung diseases, and to cannabis use disorder, defined as use despite cannabis-associated impairments in psychological, physical, and social functioning.
Even short-term use causes dose-related neurocognitive dysfunction, including impairments in motor coordination, attention, concentration, and episodic memory functions. Increased availability has led to increases in the number of hospitalizations of children (due to unintentional exposure), adolescents https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31418807 and adults (following intentional use). It also appears that, compared to the population as a whole, chronic cannabis users are prone to report lower life satisfaction and achievement. Marijuana may increase injuries when using motor vehicles, but the extent of this is unclear. ".....(SB Independent)
It's not as bad as alcohol.
Roger. Maybe not as bad, or just the same as alcohol. But the kids using pot are probably using alcohol as well.
Yea but most of them start with alcohol easy to get in their parents cabinet. Alcohol is much worse than weed it's compares to heroin.
Makes me think of that classic old early 80's film "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" with Sean Penn as Spicoli. Those from that era as a teen can relate I'm sure.