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Friday, April 29, 2005

An internet advertisement fighting marijuana use among kids asks

"DO YOU KNOW TODAY'S FACTS?

Kids who smoke marijuana can develop symptoms of what psychologists call an "amotivational syndrome."

I wanted to find out more, and after clicking the ad, found out that symptoms of "amotivational syndrome" include

- Decreased energy and ambition
- Shortened attention span
- Impaired ability to relate and communicate with others

Which is all well and good to point out, but it isn't anything new, and it doesn't point out the most disturbing facts about pot usage and "amotivational syndrome":

- Eating several bags of Doritos
- Saying "dude" at excessive levels
- Watching Half Baked multiple times in one night
- Supporting terrorists

The sooner these things get mentioned to parents, the better.

Christopher Zane: The anti-drug.