Teen counselors push back on pot legalization

High school counselors worry that rates of teen marijuana use, which have declined overall in the past two decades, would rise if the Legislature decides to allow recreational marijuana use for adults.

Tim Trevithick, a student assistance program counselor at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, senses a mood change already.

Students expect Vermont to legalize recreational marijuana, Trevithick said — and that changes the way they think about the drug. Meanwhile, the marijuana that’s available is more potent than in the past.

Read more about what Tim and others have to say here.