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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Enough Pot Happy Talk: Marijuana Can Be Gateway to Harder Drugs

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 meetings.

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.

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