If you’re at a college and sell part of your supply of weed to a friend, the Fort Worth Police will refer to you as a drug dealer and arrest you. It’s too bad marijuana isn’t legal, huh?
But until the American electorate gets a spine and makes real change, we’re stuck with stories where college students are hauled in as criminals and called “drug dealers” – right up there with pimps and prostitutes.
The TCU drug bust took in 19 students, four of them football players – junior linebacker Tanner Brock, 21; junior defensive tackle D.J. Yendrey, 20; junior safety Devin Johnson, 21; and sophomore offensive tackle Ty Horn, 21 – and the charge levels range from felonies for Johnson and Brock, to misdemeanor charges of “delivery of marijuana or delivery of a controlled substance.”
A digression: the thing to do is to avoid being involved in the buying, selling, or consumption of drugs, at least until American society can sort out the legal / social issues and legalize the harmless drug of weed. But in the TCU case, some of the drugs sold, like Xanax, were down right dangerous.
But if – think about this – TCU students are selling drugs like Xanax, which is used to help overcome anxiety disorders and panic disorder, then what are other TCU students, the most likely buyers, doing that causes a need for such drugs? Is it the economic pressure of school and work?
The real sad truth is the TCU drug bust could have happened at almost any university. What will be interesting to see is how this impacts the overall college climate with respect to drug use. If my suspicion that it’s related to social and economic pressures is true, then it’s going to have little impact at all.