One of the most common questions I hear in the classroom is, “Marijuana is harmless, so why is it illegal?” Somewhere along the way it has been communicated to our youth that marijuana is not addictive and has no side-effects, therefore being harmless. There is more and more scientific research that confirms the dangers of marijuana as you can read in this article. Our job as educators will be to present the facts amidst the array of media and peer’s┬ámisinformation.