True Stories

Drugged Driving

  • Woman charged in Gila Bend crash that killed man, twin daughter – 6/20/16 >>
  • Marijuana pipe found in car of driver charged in crash that killed Ann Day – 5/12/16 >>
  • Driver In Crash That Killed State Trooper Charged With Manslaughter – 5/18/16 >>
  • Driver charged with being ‘high’ during crash that killed Utah restaurateur – 4/29/16 >>
  • Woman held on $3M bail in fatal Porsche crash – 4/8/16 >>
  • Woman tested positive for pot in crash that killed truck driver: NOPD – 4/19/16 >>
  • Man found guilty for crash that killed Hamburg Township officer – 4/19/16 >>
  • Driver Arrested for DUII After Crashing into a Pedestrian on 82nd Avenue Monday Night – 4/19/16 >>
  • Teen pleads guilty in tow truck driver’s death – 3/1/16 >>
  • Man pleads guilty to causing deadly crash while high – 4/11/16 >>
  • Police: Girl crashed stolen car while high on marijuana – 4/4/16 >>
  • Fatal DUI-drugs nets man 32 years in Arizona State Prison  >>
  • Harlan driver admits causing death under influence  >>
  • Teen charged in fatal crash; drug screen results find marijuana in system  >>
  • Semmes man indicted, accused of causing fatal car crash while driving high  >>
  • 18-year-old sentenced to prison in hit-and-run crash that left 2 dead  >>
  • Pot found in Hinesburg teen in double fatal crash  >>
  • Driver admitted smoking pot before deadly Hwy. 281 crash  >>
  • Brother charged with reckless homicide in Stevenson crash  >>
  • Excerpts from Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana is Harming America

Bill,
I’m a Trooper with the Highway Patrol (26 years) stationed along I-70. We have had several issues with people going to Colorado to smoke marijuana and coming back through Kansas.  Read more >>

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  • Fatal crash linked to Vermont driver’s marijuana use  >>
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  • Marijuana Related Teen Deaths in Snowflake, AZ  >>
  • Prosecutor: Kevin Ward Was High on Marijuana the Night Tony Stewart Struck Him  >>
  • Authorities: Driver in quarry deaths admits smoking marijuana  >>
  • Marijuana Impairment Rising Among Drivers  >>
  • Woman Pleads Guilty in Case of Baby Left on Car Roof   >>

Child Endangerment or Involvement

  • San Tan Valley mom arrested for smoking marijuana with kids – 5/26/16 >>
  • More drug-laced candy found after 2 arrested – 4/12/16 >>
  • 2 girls released from the hospital after eating gummies containing THC – 4/6/16 >>
  • Burnsville Man, Woman Charged with Passing Bong with Marijuana to Child  >>
  • Father Who Gave Baby Weed Charged With Endangerment  >>
  • Little River woman jailed after 1-year-old tests positive for marijuana  >>
  • Man turns himself in after kids hospitalized for eating drug-laced candy  >>
  • LAFD: 3 Middle School Students Taken to Hospital, May Have Eaten Marijuana-Laced Food  >>
  • Police: Washington Park Elementary student brought marijuana to school  >>
  • Ludlow High School students taken to hospital after ingesting high grade marijuana  >>
  • Excerpts from Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana is Harming America

Dear Bill,
I spent 30-plus years working with high school students and much of my work was with adolescents who had motivational or behavioral issues. The influence of drugs, particularly marijuana, on young people is inarguable. Read more >>

Dear Bill:
I am a licensed social worker in both SC and NY, working at a state technical college in SC.
People who argue that pot is safe, not a gateway drug, etc., are simply misrepresenting the truth. Read more >>

Dear Bill:
I wanted to relate to you my family’s experience with drug abuse and its consequences. Read more >>

Dear Dr. Bennett:
My family’s experience: Our two daughters started smoking pot in middle school (1990’s) via the kids in school, both dropped out in the 9th grade. Read more >>

Will Wooton, a drug and alcohol counselor in Escondido, California:
“First it was almost unbelievable. It was just hard to imagine that you could easily obtain something that can be misused,” Wooton said. “Most of the kids think it’s a joke. In fact, they openly say it’s a get out of jail free card. That is one of the nicknames around high school.” Read more >>

  • Couple charged after exposing child to marijuana smoke, losing toddler for 2 hours  >>
  • 12-year-old facing charges for allegedly selling marijuana brownies  >>
  • Newborn tests positives for meth, marijuana, and cocaine  >>
  • Girl eats father’s marijuana-laced bar  >>
  • Kid Hospitalized After Eating Pot Treat  >>

Death/Injury

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  • Springfield man injured after home bursts into flames; hash oil explosion suspected by detectives  >>
  • Mother describes horrific scene after baby is accidentally shot in the head  >>
  • Keizer mother sentenced to 11 years in prison for son’s death  >>
  • Authorities: Marijuana oil extraction causes Victorville house fire  >>
  • Excerpts from Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana is Harming America

Dear Bill:
My husband had two sons from his first marriage, one who became a high school math teacher and coach and who successfully raised a family in his one and only marriage. The other son, younger by five years, had lived for a longer period of time with his mother, who had lupus and was also an alcoholic/addict.   Read more >>

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  • Andy’s Story

Andy was born in 1982 and had a joyful life easily making and keeping friends. It was his mission to make friends and family laugh and have a good time and he was GOOD at it. He was class clown. He made parties come alive. When he grew older he helped good friends with their mental health and substance abuse issues.  Read more >>

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  • Butane hash oil: Gresham explosion shatters lives, leaving 1 man dead  >>
  • Phoenix police: Father of dead baby smoked pot next to car  >>
  • Man Accused of Breaking Woman’s Jaw >>

Addiction

  • Anna Pike: ‘Get out of the smoky fog and get living’ – 4/17/16 >>
  • Excerpts from Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana is Harming America

Dear Bill:
I’m 56 years old, and have been an active AA member for 24 years. I have a MBA and a BS in business. My IQ is 127. I started drinking at age 18, and soon afterwards starting using marijuana.  Read more >>

Dear Bill:
My husband had two sons from his first marriage, one who became a high school math teacher and coach and who successfully raised a family in his one and only marriage.  Read more >>

Dear Dr. Bennett:
My family’s experience: Our two daughters started smoking pot in middle school (1990’s) via the kids in school, both dropped out in the 9th grade.  Read more >>

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