My son is now 18. When he was 16, we were told by a close friend that while he was staying at their house, he and their son were caught with pot. What has occured since then is a series of life altering and debilitating events for my son and our entire family. What's crazy is that it has always been "just a little pot". I am not downplaying the importance of teens being "above the influence" buy I am questioning our NEW laws as they pertain to destroying the lives of high school students. He was caught with friends in his car buying just under an ounce of pot from a friend for them to share. This resulted in spending 3 days in juvenille detention and suspension from school, costly drug tests, costly counciling sessions, costly attorneys fees, taking a plea bargain which releasesed the state from having to weigh the amount of pot confiscated and they were reporting just over an ounce and under five pounds which carries a more severe penalty, repeating 11th grade for time lost from school, harassment by local police who bring reports of out of school activities into the school adminisrators, eventual withdrawal from high school due to being labled by the powers that be, visits to a probation officer in a bad area of the county on a weekly basis, community service which equals working for no pay, inabilaty to pursue college aspirations on time, probation for 9 months with weekly urine tests and results sent back to the court system and on and on. It it not over and we really are at our witts end. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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