It’s crazy how I feel so much hurt still; I cried while I was writing this. It’s been an addiction nightmare. The last time I wrote to you, it was just a temporary break from all of our drama. I had hoped, but my daughter was not cured of her marijuana addiction at that time. Read Marijuana Addiction is Real for background on this story. Here’s my follow-up report.
It’s been a long difficult journey with my daughter due to her drug abuse problem. She would sometimes tell me she’d hear voices and that she needed help. At first, I just thought she was kidding which I regret, but these were signs of drug abuse which I didn’t recognize at that time. She now has opened up to me, she said the first drug she tried was marijuana and it was in middle school. She also began to drink alcohol with her friends at that time. She then tried marijuana again at age 15 with her boyfriend who was known to have a marijuana drug addiction problem. Continue reading →
Defenders of marijuana such as Governor John Hickenlooper say youth use of pot did not go up after legalization. When surveys don’t track the state’s largest schools, the information gets distorted. Many counties in the eastern plains and western slopes do not allow marijuana shops. Interviews with teachers and administrators in Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and the central part of the state tell another story.
We believe the evidence of teachers, counselors, parents and school administrators reveal more than any survey of students. Please listen to this video:
Now wait until the marijuana industry comes to your state. They are worse. They make high potency products that have NEVER been tested or studied before. Their products come in deceptive forms to disguise use. They don’t have to list the harms, risks, doses or frequency. They call smoked marijuana medication, and they are worse than the tobacco industry. Budtenders act like pharmacists and doctors without the medical degree. They advertise their products in our local newspaper. They market to our children because they know they need more and future users.
The Latest HIDTA Report
Now in Colorado, they are filling the media with lies since the latest Rocky Mountain HIDTA report came out. It says that Colorado youth rank #1 in the nation for marijuana use. They are actually claiming that marijuana has decreased the opioid crisis! If the opioid crisis has decreased, it is because the medical community is becoming more aware and are changing their practices.
What the marijuana industry doesn’t want you to know, is that they have a great relationship with the cartels. They trade their marijuana for the cartels’ heroin. Our opioid use is going down but our heroin use is skyrocketing! Marijuana alone is harmful enough but now the marijuana industry is saying marijuana is a cure for opioids addiction. What a total lie!
What about those 4 women whose children died? Their children tried to get off heroin by using marijuana! It doesn’t work. These children died and these parents are speaking out, but who is listening!?
Editor’s Note: A year ago, Pueblo, Colorado, physicians explained the drug crisis in videos.
Read some of the other testimonies submitted by our readers in Colorado:
If I can keep my step-daughter from ever trying pot – knowing the devastation that pot has on a life – I will consider it a battle won! I’ve worked through most of the issues that non-stop exposure to violent, unpredictable reefer maniacs have had on my life. But it still makes me so angry when I see marijuana glorified in the media.
I’ve been fighting a personal battle against that nasty substance my entire life! Continue reading →