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Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program removes marijuana from curriculum

The students who graduated Monday from Kennewick’s DARE program will be the last to be taught the potential dangers of marijuana.

Nearly 100 fifth graders at Sunset View Elementary accepted their diplomas after the ten week course, which discourages kids from tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. But DARE officer Mike Meyer says the national dare organization has removed the discussion of marijuana from the curriculum.

"The new curriculum starts as of December for us here in Kennewick. It does not bring up the subject of marijuana at all."