Featured Question for week of August 7, 2000:
Our son, age 17, has admitted to smoking marijuana after we
confronted him with evidence that he used our ATM card to get
$100 cash. He claims he spent the $100 in one day on marijuana
and smoked it all himself. Is this feasible? He claims $20 per
gram. We're worried about other drugs. Do you have any information
on the price of marijuana?
The price of marijuana varies from day to day and locale to
locale so there's no way to confirm what he paid. It seems
like you're missing two really important issues: one, your
son stole your ATM card and used it to steal $100 from you;
and two, your son admits he used the stolen money to buy and
use an illicit drug. Someone needs to confront his illegal
use of drugs and his theft and use of your card. If you are
interested in knowing what other drugs he may have used, you
can have him tested. It's unlikely that you can depend on
him to tell you the truth at this time.
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