Great Tuba Post 5 Years Ago
Who knows what the Little Dears are vaping?I've smelled pot on some students in the last couple of years only. One student smelled like pot every single class, which met early in the morning. He, like, had glazed eyes and um.
Pot seems really prevalent where I am. Booze was big for many years. Now back to weed.
We've got about one vape shop per 3000 residents (or one per thousand students) in town (approaching the density of liquor stores), and someone is opening up a Hookah Lounge about halfway between downtown and the university. No idea what sort of change this actually represents. Since my last posting was someplace where marijuana was basically a local agricultural industry, this seems mild so far, but there's definitely some kind of change happening.
I work somewhere very much like Professor Dresner's last posting, and my impression is similar. Ubiquitous,and in my experience not really much of a problem. A stoned student is a contented student (who isn't in the dean's office demanding I be fired for giving him a C).
I'm one of those clueless proffies who never partook herself, and doesn't really notice/recognize the smell, so I'm probably not the best observer. However, judging by the number of plain old cigarette butts strewn around the place, I'd say that tobacco smoking is still pretty popular with our student body. Having a high proportion of immigrant and first-generation students, many of them from places where cigarette smoking is still more common (and more socially acceptable) than in the U.S., probably plays a role.
we don;t even allow cigarette smoking on campus. So any smoke would be noted, regardless of the legality of the substance being smoked.