[Bonus Interviews] The Terry Project on CiTR #42: Should we tell kids that drugs can be fun?

Mark Haden said that drug educators have told three lies:

1) They have exaggerated the harms of drug use.
2) They have hidden the benefits.
3) They have avoided talking about the harms of prohibition.

In this bonus interview for our latest episode, we tackle #2 and #3. Should drug counsellors actually tell kids that drugs have benefits? Should they criticize drug policy? Mark Haden and Dan Reist thinks so.

But Marvin Krank doesn’t agree. He says that teenagers privilege positive information over negative information, meaning that they might only remember the fun stuff.

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.

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