Marijuana First, Heroin Last Our 17-year-old son Justin was a most unlikely victim of a heroin overdose when he died in 2008. He was an excellent student, athlete and extremely talented songwriter/musician on the verge of completing his first music album and facing a bright future. He died in his bedroom after snorting heroin just
Editor’s Note: Vermont bill H.511 was passed by the VT legislators and approved by Governor Scott (who was abundantly forewarned by parents, physicians, law enforcement groups, lawyers the consequences of legalizing home pot grows will have dire effects on the communities in Vermont, especially to the young people). Dear Members of Congress, I live in
When you bury a child you die with them. Yet you still wake up each morning and somehow have to function in your “new” normal. I’ve always considered myself as “politically” correct so when marijuana became “medicine” I didn’t think it would ever affect my life. Whether or not my views would have changed my
Rosemary lost her life in a car crash. The marijuana impaired driver who killed her, got off with a light sentence–he only served one and a half years behind bars. Now her brother fights for justice.
A Life Half Lived–The Chase Rodgers Story My wife, Kim, and I knew early on that our first son, Chase, was going to be a very active child. It seemed that he kicked, squirmed, and wiggled non-stop in Kim’s belly. Chase was small, but excelled at sports because of his great hand-eye coordination, speed, agility,
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