Colorado mum Jo worked in youth drug prevention, educating young people about the risk behaviours. During this time, her ‘high achieving, compliant’ teenage son tried to commit suicide. His older brother saved his life. At the emergency room, the social worker took Jo aside and said “we need to talk about Jordan’s marijuana use.” This came as a complete shock to the family who were totally unaware of his drug abuse.
Jo has a warning for New Zealand parents based on her own harrowing experience of marijuana legalisation in her home state.