Dunham: There’s a better time, place to use marijuana

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Here it comes: this may make some of my friends, Willie Nelson and my cool uncle, scoff and roll their eyes, but it’s been a long time coming and needs to be said. It’s time college kids admit that marijuana use has a time and a place, and that it can carry negative side effects if misused.

If there’s a time to have this conversation, it’d be now, with the national attitude towards marijuana slowly shifting towards one of legalization and acceptance. Tons of 4/20 shenanigans took place on Saturday, with college students and adults alike partaking in the festivities.

According to a National Monitoring the Future Panel study, the rates for marijuana use among college students are the highest they’ve been in the

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