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Getting Reefer Madness, Reefer Maniacs out of My Life!

By Anonymous 

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

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Podcast: The Eddie Martinez Story

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A Young Eddie Martinez.
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Eddie Today.

 

One of Parents Opposed to Pot’s biggest fans in Facebook is an ex-convict who now shares his story. Eddie Martinez was a marijuana smoker at a very young age, which led to his joining a gang, dealing drugs and being in and out of prison for many years.

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Use of marijuana opens you up to taking just about any drug, in Eddie’s experience. “It all started with the pot,” he said.

Eddie tells his story today, in hopes of changing the minds of young people who think marijuana is cool. He also wants to encourage parents as they work to set a good example and teach their children the pitfalls of getting swept up in today’s pro-drug culture. His marijuana testimony is powerful and persuasive against going down the drug road.  Fortunately, he turned his life around.

For those who are casting a vote this year on the marijuana issue, we urge you to consider the impact on the poor, and communities of color. This immigrant’s story is an example of how drugs derail the American dream, leading to unthinkable outcomes after the drugs are introduced into his life.

This YouTube video podcast contains a slide show of Eddie’s personal photos.

If you have a testimony to share about how drugs have hurt you or your child, we encourage you to contact media@poppot.org. We are happy to  publish your story anonymously. In this case, Eddie was willing to use his full name.

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This is a meme Eddie helped us make when we first started PopPot.
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Filmmaker Explains the Marijuana Truth

Filmmaker Sets Record Straight in Statement About Marijuana

by Jody Belsher, filmmaker, The Other Side of Cannabis

TOP TEN THINGS marijuana enthusiasts say to defend this psychoactive drug:
1. It’s natural
2. It cures cancer, cannabis is good for anxiety and depression
3. It’s never killed anyone
4. I have studies to prove how good it is.
5. The anti-pot people are all prohibitionists, propagandists
6. It’s safer than alcohol
7. What’s the big deal already, let’s just legalize
8. Marijuana will make a lot of money from taxes
9. The Cartel will go away if we legalize
10. We imprison 1000’s of people from marijuana not being legal Continue reading

Colorado Issues 3rd Marijuana Report

Colorado published its 3rd report on the Impact of Marijuana in Colorado.  Colorado opened commercial marijuana stores in January, 2014. That year also saw the following, according to the report:

  • a 29% increase in the number of marijuana-related emergency room visits,

  • a 38% percent increase in the number of marijuana-related hospitalizations,

  • 30 injuries from THC extraction labs (also called BHO labs or hash oil explosions), compared to 18 in 2013

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