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No change planned to school drug prevention course

Published On: Sep 09 2013 10:48:15 AM CDT
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FRISCO, Colo. -

Officials with a drug prevention program taught in schools say no changes regarding marijuana will be made to the course.

The Summit Daily News reports Monday that officials with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE program, say officers are free to discuss marijuana when a student asks a question. Regional director Mike Lien says the program's long-standing position on marijuana is good one for kids.
The program taught in elementary and middle schools emphasizes the dangers of drugs and seeks to instill good decision-making skills.
Voters in Colorado and Washington in November approved the recreational sale of marijuana to those 21 and older. The federal government last month said it wouldn't intervene as long as states enact tough regulations, including those to keep marijuana from children.


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