Con: CBD is a no go at school

CBD is drug that has negative side effects when misused and could bring problems to a college campus.

“Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 60 naturally occurring cannabinoids found in a cannabis plant,” according to thecbdistillery.com

Any prescription drug taken in high amounts can cause a multitude of side effects in a person’s body, and there’s no way to know how that person may react to the drug.

According to elixinol.com, the side effects of CBD are dry mouth, increased tremor in Parkinson’s patients, low blood pressure, lightheadedness and drowsiness.

The first time a person takes the drug, they don’t know if they might experience adverse effects. Things could go haywire.

On a college campus, things aren’t as monitored as a high school. There isn’t a school nurse that will let the teacher know what to do in case of a reaction.

If this person was in class and began to have side effects, their instructor would not know what to do, and neither would their classmates. Medical intervention could end up being necessary. At this point wouldn’t it have been better for the person to just refrain from consuming the drug?

When someone has low blood pressure, they run the risk of fainting, having blurred vision, nausea, fatigue, and a lack of concentration. As a student, one needs to be aware of everything going on. Such things could prohibit one from being successful in school.

Drowsiness, according to rxlist.com, can cause memory problems, dizziness, spinning sensations, muscle weakness, slurred speech, blurred vision and double vision.

There is a risk that a student can take more than prescribed and be irresponsible. If anything happens to the student on campus as result of consuming too much, the school itself could be liable. In hindsight, it was the student being irresponsible.

There is a parking lot on campus filled with cars that are operated by students. Any of the side effects can kick in, and cause a car accident that can be fatal due to drowsiness and the symptoms of low blood pressure.  

How does a school so big regulate prescription drugs? There is no way that a school can keep watch for something of that nature. At the end of the day, we are all adults, and schools are not required to monitor a person’s every move.

Anything that could make one lose consciousness should be exempt from any campus. It could be harmful to the person and those around them.