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I'm Just a Middle-Aged House Dad Addicted to Pot

CANNABIS SHOULD BE LEGAL, JUST AS ALCOHOL SHOULD BE LEGAL. BUT MARIJUANA ADDICTION EXISTS, AND IT ALMOST WRECKED MY LIFE.

AUSTIN — My name is Neal, and I’m a marijuana addict.

A year ago I wouldn’t have said that, because it would have meant giving up marijuana. I would rather have given up breathing.

When I had my first cup of coffee in the morning, I pressed the little button on my vape pen, waited for the blue glow, took a huge inhale and then blew it into the mug so that I could suck in the THC and caffeine at the same time. Then I took another hit, and another. In the afternoons, I’d smoke a bowl, or pop a gummy bear,

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