Burger Spot, a popular fast food chain in Colorado, has announced that it will no longer allow anyone under the age of 18 to enter its restaurants without an adult. This decision comes after reports of underage people smoking marijuana inside the establishment.
The owners of Red Rooster Burgers & Brew in Garden Valley, California, had had enough of teenagers smoking marijuana in the toilet, among other things, and decided to prohibit all unaccompanied customers under the age of 18. “It is with great regret that we have decided not to let underage children inside the restaurant without the presence of a parent or legal guardian for the following reasons…” On September 24, Red Rooster Burgers & Brew was published. Burgers, fries, shakes, and ice cream sundaes are available at Red Rooster Burgers & Brew, as well as alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine. The message went on to cite a slew of other concerns, the first of which was “marijuana being smoked in the toilet.” Coins, fries, and candies were thrown at workers, as were scattered condoms, skateboarding, and the usage and sale of e-cigarettes.
According to California law, individuals under the age of 18 cannot legally use cannabis unless it is for medicinal purposes and authorized by a physician, and they are supervised by a legal guardian.
“We have talked to kids and expressed our concerns many times over the past two years!” the post added. “Then we put in restrictions so kids could still have a place to go, feel secure, and hang out with their friends,” she says. It is obvious to us that the negative conduct will continue. Please contact us if you have a child who needs a secure place to remain after school. Our goal is to preserve our property, not to expatriate the kids in our community. Some of their activities are illegal, and we will not tolerate them.”
Only individuals aged 21 and above are allowed to legally buy marijuana for recreational use in California. Medical cannabis usage is not restricted by age, however children under the age of 18 must get permission from their legal guardians before using it. As a result, young people between the ages of 18 and 20 are permitted to enter state-licensed medicinal dispensaries, but not adult-use dispensaries.
Unfortunately, marijuana smoking wasn’t the only issue at Red Rooster Burgers & Brew, a burger joint. The statement adds, “We also have problems with kids wandering the streets late at night vandalizing the neighborhood.” “A neighbor’s Halloween display was recently vandalized. We discovered fragments of it in our parking lot. Regrettably, we will have to install security cameras in order to capture these vandals. We reside in such a charming and lovely place. I just wish it didn’t have to be this this.”
Beyond the Burger: Adolescents and Marijuana
Cheba Hut, the producer of “Toasted” subs, adopted the opposite strategy, appealing to young people with sandwiches such as “Thai Sticks” and “Kali Mist.”
However, most company owners do not want to clean up a mess when teenagers take over. Burgerville, located in Oregon, went even farther in August, permanently closing a franchise in Portland owing to juvenile criminal behavior.
The CDC’s concerns, on the other hand, seem to be falling on deaf ears. A thorough research published in the American Journal of Public Health two years ago. Looking at government health data on more than 200,000 high school students from 1991 to 2017, researchers discovered that the percentage of students who indicated they smoked marijuana at least once in the previous month increased tenfold, from 0.6 percent in 1991 to 6.3 percent in 2017.