Cutting my hair is seeming unavoidable now.. i need advice.
Alternative Lifestyles and Subcultures
Hello to anyone who will read this. i know it is long but any responses to this will beimmenselyappreciated.
so a quick background on me, im 19, southern california college student studying aerospace engineering, so far i have a 3.3 gpa and am doing pretty well in college so far, i have two month old dreads and love them for what they are now, and as many people do, i smoke marijuana. which brings me to why imwritingthis discussion.
Just a few hours ago a police officer and a residentadviserof my college came knocking on my door due to a "faint smell of pot" in the room that they found earlier due to checking the rooms for students during the unexpected fire drill. Of course when they enter the room the focus is completely on me, and i guess rightfully so, as i am in the dreading process and have bob marley posters and other marijuana culture type things up. After a good couple of minutes of them badgering me and weighing the consequences i decided to just give up what i had and take my chances, they would have found it in a search so i just went with it. All i had was a dug out with a one hitter bat and a little ONE GRAM nug. and once i gave up what i had they were completely done with the search. they didnt even check my clean cut looking roommate, or anything else.
The problem in all of this was not the legal action that is going to be taken, the cop didnt give two shits about the pot she found i mean it was only a gram...., she had me flush it and brushed it off because it was such a minor thing. The dormitory that i am living in though will now begin the process where i have to go through and get evaluated and judged on this "crime" ive commited. Their policy, practically zero tolerance, is that even a first time offense EVEN IF MEDICINAL may result in eviction, so far that has been the case for others that have been caught, but i dont know the conditions of their situation. So yeauh. They basically turn your life upside down, and my parents (supportive but not tolerant of pot) are going to be infuriated with me and i honestly fear they will stop helping pay for my schooling if i do get evicted from the dorms.
so as extreme as all of this seems for such a small thing, its just what i have to go through. so my question is...
should i cut off my dreads? they are only two months old and even though it kills me to think of having to cut them already i feel like it is a necessary option. the judging commitee will surely frown upon a person with dreadlocks and a marijuana offense, also a job where i live unless it is a smokeshop will not employ a person with dreads. i really see no other option that to cut my dreads if i want to somehow turn this around for the better,i think having them will definitely negatively affect any jobopportunitiesas well as screw my chances of dodging a bullet and not getting evicted.
ANY advice or thoughts or comments about my situation will be greatly appreciated.
updated by @austin-c: 02/14/15 05:39:43PM