The Nelson Mail 12 Mar 07
A Golden Bay man whose son started taking cannabis at 15 says drugs are the “greatest enemy for parents in the world”. The former teacher says cannabis turned a “bright, intelligent and charming boy into a depressive adult who has lost his vigour for life”.
Last week a Nelson Alcohol and Drug Service counsellor said children as young as 12 were being treated for cannabis addiction in Golden Bay where “well over 100 people” were hooked on the illegal drug.
Wellington-based Raine Berry said cannabis was the biggest drug problem in Golden Bay because so many people considered it socially acceptable.