Five drinks no big deal, many teens say

There are 5 comments on the Apr 5, 2011, story titled Five drinks no big deal, many teens say. In it, reports that:

Downing five or more alcoholic drinks nearly every day isn't seen as a big problem for many of the nation's teens, says a new report.

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Jillian Galloway

Decatur, IL

#1 Apr 6, 2011
How can teen marijuana use be INCREASING when we have a federal prohibition on the production and sale of marijuana? Are you saying that the prohibition doesn't work?

The prohibition costs taxpayers $40 billion a year, causes 800,000 arrests every year, empowers the Mexican drug cartels and lures drug dealers into our neighborhoods and around our children. If the prohibition's not working we've got to END IT!!

Just like with alcohol, we need marijuana to be legally sold to adults in supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies in order to undercut the local drug dealer's prices and drive them out of our communities and away from our children. We've got to support legalizing adult marijuana sales everywhere that alcohol and tobacco are sold.
ineffective and failed

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 6, 2011
Yes! Bans are just leading to more bans, which are leading to even MORE bans. At each ban, a more dangerous, unknown, untested substance emerges. Sounds like the exact stated goal of prohibition, no? Only if the goal were to create a more dangerous scenario for all Americans,-kids especially.
Prohibition has utterly failed time and again. The top 100 questions posed to Obummer during this last YouTube Q & A were ALL related to marijuana and industrial hemp. Every last question in the top 100. Think about that! The people are speaking. The government is not listening! Throw their worthless behinds OUT! People are demanding drug law reform as we see the glaring failures piling up every day. END IT ALREADY!
Just Slim

Secaucus, NJ

#3 Apr 6, 2011
I'm a drug addict!

"Smoke Two Joints" lyrics- Sublime

Free is free

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Apr 6, 2011
They'll change their tune when they've blasted their kidneys and have to go to dialysis 3 days a week!

Alcohol and its sugars, when consumed in excess, do a real number on the kidneys. Combine that with today's chronic overprescription of antibiotics, high levels of obesity, associated hypertension and you have the makings of dialysis in your 40s or early 50s.

These know-it-all kids better wake the F up. Once your health is shot, there's no turning back.
Malt Liquor

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Apr 6, 2011
The world is conspiring against you.

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