The stoner movie genre is a classic one that spans decades and has helped many a confused teenager make the decision to smoke marijuana. Where would we be without characters like The Dude or Jay and Silent Bob? Well, probably sober and less giggly. These are the Top 7 Gen Y Stoner Flicks.
If you went to elementary school in America, you had the D.A.R.E. program. Through friendly lions, fun activities, workbooks and completion certificates, D.A.R.E. taught us a lot about drugs and how to refuse them – and it worked for me.
The War on Drugs has affected young, non-violent drug offenders especially hard. Because, more often than not, drugs are first introduced to people during adolescence, it only makes sense that young people should have to deal with the legal ramifications of drug use. However, the cycle of penalization for drug deterrence takes a toll on our generation.
Common knowledge dictates that Europe’s low drinking age helps kids get accustomed to alcohol earlier, which leads to safer and more moderate drinking habits. However, recent studies have shown that the differences between European teens and their American counterparts aren’t nearly as great as we’d like to think.
Once upon a time, a racially-charged, paranoia-driven warhawk of a Quaker was our President. Right now, despite our dire economy and record unemployment, we are spending hundreds of billions of dollars every year to continue a failing crusade against drugs, primarily marijuana, one that Nixon engineered. Seventy-five percent of people under age 34 favor legalization – let’s just do it already!
Does legalizing drugs make the United States a better place to live? Like many other subjective questions, there are trade-offs to both sides. The legalization of pot in the United States wouldn’t solve the huge problem facing Mexico – if anything, it would draw less attention to the larger issues at hand and the drug trade would continue.
We’re the kids of the Baby Boomers, who are notorious for young and continued drug use. Based on many, many studies, the people of our parents’ generation are still using drugs and using them often. If our parents are so open about drugs, or even still using them, then why do we, the Millennials, stray away from them?
Tuesdays are my favorite night of the work week. Why? They have $.99 margaritas at Señor Cactus. Two years ago, you would have never heard me say that, but not because I wasn’t 21. Two years ago, I was straight-edge.
Alcohol brands themselves sometimes carry more weight than their products, so it is important for companies to understand what Millennials are looking for in a brand of booze and why we like the brands we do. Many of us are leaving behind the days of college, and drinking the cheapest rubbing alcohol isn’t as appealing as it once was, so we’re looking to find a brand that works for us.