As the use of hemp-derived THC products becomes more prevalent, the need to protect our children from these substances has become more urgent. That’s why we believe that supporting NC S.B. 366, a bill to ban hemp-derived THC products in schools, is crucial to the health and well-being of our children. This is the first step in protecting access to adult consumers and the future of many small businesses while protecting the integrity of our schools, the students, and the faculty.
Hemp-derived THC products, such as CBD oil, have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their supposed health benefits. However, these products can also contain THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana that can have negative effects on the developing brains of children.
By banning these products in schools, we can help ensure that our children are not being exposed to potentially mislabeled products, that could contain harmful substances. This is especially important given the fact that students spend a significant portion of their day in school, making it a prime location for the use and distribution of these products.
Supporting NC S.B. 366 is not only the responsible thing to do, but it is also in line with our values as a society and our belief in safe access to these products in stores and sold to adults. We believe that our children deserve a safe and healthy learning environment, free from the negative effects of substance use, while maintaining adult access at retailers who sell safe products.
In addition, by banning these products in schools, we can also help to combat the opioid epidemic that has plagued our nation. It is becoming more common that mislabeled products are resulting in death. Encouraging access in adult environments while discouraging access in schools will promote a safe and stable market place.
In conclusion, supporting NC S.B. 366 is an important step in protecting the health and well-being of our children. By banning hemp-derived THC products in schools, we can help ensure that our children are not being exposed to harmful substances and can focus on their education and future success.