D.A.R.E. Accidentally Publishes Pro-Marijuana Legalization Post

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The controversial substance abuse prevention group D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) appeared to have made a surprisingly progressive change in its ideology Monday when it published a letter to the editor endorsing marijuana legalization.

It turns out it was an accident.

The post, titled “Purchasing marijuana puts kids at risk,” was published in The Columbus Dispatch earlier in the day.

In the letter, Carlis McDerment, a self-described former deputy sheriff, argues that laws criminalizing marijuana make the substance more accessible to minors.


D.A.R.E. Curriculum Drops Pot

WASHINGTON:  The students who graduated Monday from Kennewick’s D.A.R.E. program will be the last to be taught the potential dangers of marijuana.

Nearly 100 fifth graders at Sunset View Elementary accepted their diplomas after the ten week course, which discourages kids from tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. But D.A.R.E. officer Mike Meyer says the national D.A.R.E. organization has removed the discussion of marijuana from the curriculum.

“The new curriculum starts as of December for us here in Kennewick. It does not bring up the subject of marijuana at all.” [Read more…]