Me:… OK guys, it’s time to finish your “I AM” poems…
Student (frantically raising his hand): Miss! Miss!
Student: It’s better to smoke cigarettes.
Me: Better than what?
Student (matter of factly): Better than marijuana. I’d rather die of cancer than screw up my head.
Other student (incredulous): Cancer sucks man.
Student (nodding): But cancer doesn’t kill you fast, I’d have plenty of time to live.
Me: Thank you for your honesty, why don’t you put that into your poem?
Student: Ok, cool.
…and later that day, my other class received this public service announcement from yet another enthusiast:
Student: Miss, weed never killed anybody.
Me: Are you sure? Do you know everybody who smokes pot?
Student: Ok, there are no documented cases of weed killing anybody.