MN Paper: Medical Amnesty for Students

The editors of Rochester, Minnesota’s Post-Bulletin published an editorial this week endorsing a medical amnesty policy for students at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. They recognized that drinking is common among underage students and wrote, “we’d prefer that underage students stick with Mountain Dew, Dasani or Diet Pepsi, but the reality is that college students drink alcohol.” The editors believe it’s safer to institute a medical amnesty policy than to leave an underage students wondering “what kind of legal mess they’ll all get into if someone dials 911.” Check out the rest of the editorial and let us know what you think.

One Response to “MN Paper: Medical Amnesty for Students”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 and as a result, those 18-20 should have the right to drink Smirnoff, Samuel Adams, or Bud Light responsibly. In addition, I support the medical amnesty policies because it will help students who are 18-20 who may have overdosed to get help without being prosecuted. The reason why college alcohol abuse is so prevelant is because the drinking is 21, thus college students are not shown alcohol responsibility until then. Finally, the drinking age must be lowered to 18 with the program and don’t forget to comment.