There was way too much giddiness in the media about the first day of legal pot selling in Colorado.
Instead of all the happy talk, I think it’s time for some sober
discussion and a strong dose of education about the addiction risks of
smoking marijuana — particularly among young people. It may start out as
a party, but it often ends up as something much, much worse.
With the grace of God, I’ve been clean and sober for over 18 years — a
recovery experience that still has me going to a lot of 12-step
And I hear time and again from young people coming into the rooms to get
sober how pot smoking led to harder drugs such as cocaine and heroin.