Fourth Graders Caught Selling Pot On Playground
Even fourth-graders are celebrating legalized weed in Colorado.
Four 10-year-olds were busted for buying and selling pot they stole from relatives, officials at Greeley-Evans School District 6 said after the pre-teens brought smokable and edible forms of the now-legal drug to Greeley’s Monfort Elementary School this week.
One boy sold the green, leafy buds to two other boys and a girl on Monday.
“He sold it to three other fourth graders on the school playground, which resulted in a profit to the young man of $11,” John Gates, director of safety and security for the district, told ABC News.
One of the buyers then brought a weed-laced treat on Tuesday in an effort to trade the edible for the pure pot.
Don’t think this is the type of education that parents want their kids to get.
Another student alerted school officials to the schoolyard dealings.
Both children apparently took the drugs from their respective grandparents. As of Jan. 1, pot is legal to buy in Colorado for adults over 21.
“This could not have happened had they secured their marijuana,” Gates said. “Nothing good’s going to come from having 10-year-olds find it, use it or take it to school.”
The kids are likely to be suspended for a “signifcant” amount of time, Gates told ABC.
Suspension is better than felony charges.
Much of Colorado’s experiment with legalized weed has been positive, including the estimated millions in tax dollars the state will collect from the sale of the drug.
But a founder of Smart Colorado, a group dedicated to exposing the negative effects the drug has on children, says it’s not all good.
“Pot is celebrated and glorified and promoted. Kids are watching adults and this is the way adults are behaving,” Gina Carbone told The Associated Press. “Here we have 4ths graders trying to make a buck off marijuana.”
Not for nothin’, but the parents who smoke legal bubba kush are the same ones who were smoking illegal bubba kush, so it’s hard to say that legalization influences kids anymore than they were already.
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