Despite our best efforts to criminalize, restrict and otherwise hide it in every way we can... children learn about marijuana.
In fact, from the schoolyard to the classroom, kids are flooded with information on it. Unfortunately, most "drug facts" are more frightening than educational, blaming pot for everything from homelessness to teenage pregnancy to international terrorism.
Many parents are not comfortable discussing marijuana use beyond "just saying no." Some have tried marijuana themselves. Others fear that any discussion of marijuana falling short of outright denouncement may be perceived by their kids as permission to try it on their own. In short, parents have few sources of information that puts the safety of their children above political argument and moral lessons.
We believe that a child's first awareness of drugs should come from a better source than the government, the media or drug manufacturers. It's Just a Plant is for parents who want to be involved in discussing and educating their children about the effects, the dangers and the benefits of marijuana.
Friday, April 21, 2006
I believe the children are our future.
As such, they need to be educated in all aspects of society, culture, politics, religion, science, literature, etc. If you are looking for a good book that teaches botany to kids, look no further than It's Just a Plant. From the website: