Wife of a CO Senator and mother of four, Michelle Priola penned this piece for the Denver Gazette about her son’s struggles and triumph over high-potency marijuana. “Our oldest child started using high-potency marijuana at age 14. He got it from his friend’s older brother. His discovery has had a profound impact on his life and our family.
Three years later, he had dropped out of high school and faced mental health crises, and we enrolled him in a $45,000 residential treatment program. When he returned, we felt that we had our son back. He grew a lot. Yet, the impacts of his former marijuana use still interfere with his ability to reach his life goals. Parents like us are doing our best, but massive marijuana commercialization in Colorado and ultra-high potency products have created a minefield today’s families must navigate. At this point, the marijuana legalization trend is well established nationally. But it’s possible to accept that new reality, while remaining vigilant to ensure that the next generation’s futures are not undermined by the proliferation of these risky products.”
Read the full story in the Denver Gazette here: https://gazette.com/denver-gazette/protect-our-kids-from-high-potency-pot/article_25d94e7c-6e43-11ec-9f10-33e0dd2e2ba0.html
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