In response to Kathy Gyngell: Calling all parents – cannabis is not something to be casual about, Busy Mum wrote:
It’s not that parents are letting teenagers dabble with cannabis; it’s teachers and police officers who are turning a blind eye and indulging in a ‘teens will be teens’ attitude.
When I challenged a head and deputy (after finding some cannabis that had been given to one of my daughters) they admitted that my two older children were correct when they estimated that at least 75% of the school’s pupils took cannabis on a regular basis. Their attitude was that it is just part of the teen lifestyle now. A police officer who was subsequently ‘involved’, but did nothing, told me – parent to parent – that the reason he doesn’t send his own children to that particular school is because he knows where the drug dealers are. I pointed out that he was the person tasked by society to enforce the law for all of our benefit, not just his own.