Clear the Smoke, Please
I’m at my wits end dealing with people who advocate marijuana and its “benefits.” It may have medical uses, but I am tired of the struggles I have had with people who use it recreationally. I am no stranger to marijuana, used it a few times through college, but in no way, have I found it to be a harmless chemical. Just as everything else, moderation is key.
The problem is, I have found very few people that smoke it, to ever do it in moderation. I currently have a new neighbor in my condo that smokes it every day. The smoke seeps through my wall and infiltrates my home. This choice they make, to damage their lungs and brain for the thrill they get, is now infringing on my right to breathe cleaner air. The struggle I have, is that people don’t take it seriously and laugh about it. They make comments that maybe I should just smoke with him, or that THC isn’t that bad anymore. Continue reading
Blind to the ravages of marijuana addiction
I wanted to share my story about what my family has been through with a child addicted to marijuana. Yes, addicted. I get very, very angry when these self-righteous people claim that we are the uneducated ones, that it is not addictive and that more people die from prescription drugs than have ever been harmed by marijuana.
My daughter is 19 years old. At the age of 12 she started smoking weed because of the group she hung out with, and because she felt it helped to ease her anxiety. At first, her dad and I had no idea. Continue reading
(An advisor to Parents Opposed to Pot, Dr. Libby Stuyt, an addictions psychiatrist in Colorado, spoke at the Oregon Mental Health and the Law Conference in Portland. The Mental Health Association of Portland published a blog about it on August 13.) Here it is:
Libby Stuyt, MD spoke at the Oregon Health Forum with Drs. Esther Choo of OHSU and Katrina Hedberg who is the State Epidemiologist and State Health Officer at the Oregon Public Health Division, and at the Oregon Law & Mental Health Conference in June 2017 on the unintended consequences of marijuana legalization. Continue reading