“Not JUST Pot Anymore”

He was an above average student. He had many friends. He was a gifted athlete. His counselor told him he could essentially go to any college with his grades and accomplishments.  At 14 he began smoking pot. By the time he was 17 he was exhibiting addictive behaviors. We thought it was “just pot.” We

“Oh, It’s Only Marijuana”

When Colorado’s Amendment 64 passed, my son, Johnny, celebrated with his friends. They wrote 4/20 all over their bodies and clothes.  He was only 12 then, and now he’s 16.  I was familiar with the problems with smoking marijuana and educated my son about it. However, I was not prepared to deal with a near-death

“It’s Just a Little Weed”

My story with Marijuana and addiction doesn’t have an ending…yet! The chaos, crisis, and emotional turmoil our entire family lives in is ambiguous at the moment. I’m hoping for a happy ending, but really who knows? Especially given the stories I read every day, of loss…both in the physical death of someone and in the emotional, moral and

Marijuana stole my daughter from me

I have such a hatred for pot and all recreational drugs, my name is Cindy and I’m sharing my story about my daughter and me. All my life I wanted to be a mom. In the spring of 1996, my dream came true. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. I named her Erica.

Marijuana is NOT harmless and nearly killed my son

I am a lifelong Californian, and so are my husband and two children, Brian, 24, and Melissa, 21. Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, my husband and I had been exposed to marijuana. But marijuana these days – even the stuff sold in medical marijuana dispensaries – can contain anywhere from 18 to 25

My Grandson’s Battle with Marijuana

My grandson attended a very large high school in the Raleigh, NC area. Like all other high schools today, there was no shortage of drugs. The majority of students at this school come from nearby affluent neighborhoods. The weekend teenage ritual in this community is to attend parties where drugs and alcohol are readily available.

How Marijuana Ruined My Daughter

I would like to include my experiences I’ve had with my now almost 18 year old daughter and her obsession with marijuana. I’ve almost lost her twice, first from a drug dealer and then by her ex boyfriend who would violently fight with her. I pray everyday for her, and I’ll never rest until I