My students love to ask me about marijuana, whether I think it should be legalized, whether I’ve used it before, whether I like it, etc. I usually try to deflect their questions. For example, here’s a conversation from today.
Students: “Mister, do you like MJ?” (laughing)
Me: “Oh, you mean Michael Jackson? Oh yeah, I love his music. He was so talented.”
Students: “No, no we mean marijuana. Do you like smoking pot?”
Me: (while walking away) “Oh yeah, Michael Jackson is great. Especially that video ‘Thriller’.”
But seriously, pot usage seems rampant at our school. One kid asked to go to the bathroom today. He came back with a distinct odor.