Elizabethtown-Lewis junior Sarah Sandberg addresses members of the Bringing Essex County Stregths Together (BEST) Committee about her experience with K-2, a synthetic marijuana, during its Feb. 1 meeting.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
continued Sandberg said that through those talks, she found the strength to be an advocate against the synthetic marijuana and its manufacturers and sellers.
“I don’t want to see my family or my friends hurt by this,” she said. “It changes your whole life, it was the scariest thing I ever went through. You see friends doing this and its scary because you could walk into school one day and they’re not going to be there anymore.”
Sandberg also said that she had experiences where she saw fellow students using the K-2 alongside parents.
So far, she said that her message has been received by some of her friends.
“Some of my friends got scared after I told them what happened to me, and they stopped doing it,” Sandberg said. “But, sometimes, it does not hit home for some people because they think that it is not going to happen to them.”
Wyant said that he was proud of Sandberg and fellow student Hannah Bender for talking with students about the dangers of K-2.
“It was totally done by them talking in teen group and deciding that something had to be done,” Wyant said. “I am proud of both of them because they got fired up and they would not let it go.”
Wyant said that, through the students, he hoped that there could be some good things that came from peer pressure.
“There is a lot of positive peer pressure when it comes to this subject, which is incredible,” Wyant said. “I have seen some incredible things just in the last week.”