Marijuana, A Path That Leads to Certain Death

Raymond and Tammy Castro’s son, Joey, died on July 12, 2013. On March 8, 2015, they testified about his life and death for a Senate hearing in Austin, Texas. Their testimony is reprinted here with their permission. “I still walk past his box in storage, Joey’s belongings, all I have left of our wonderful, funny,

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Forever Changed, a Colorado Family Emerges Battle-Scarred from a Son’s Marijuana Habit

In 2009 when Colorado legalized ‘medical’ marijuana my son was 14. He was an excellent student and athlete, playing soccer, basketball, and track. Things began going downhill for him very quickly. Unbeknownst to me he tried weed with a soccer team friend, and was soon addicted. He started hanging out with new friends who were