Since getting clean 17 yrs ago some of the hardest to treat addicts i've come across are those addicted to dagga. Layers& layers of denial.— melinda ferguson (@melindaSMACKED) April 1, 2017
Author of Crashed: How Trashing a Ferrari Saved My Life, Melinda Ferguson is in her 17th year of sobriety after being addicted to crack cocaine, as well as other substances like cannabis.
She recently weighed in on a Western Cape High court ruling in favor of the possession‚ cultivation and use of dagga at home.
Sharing the effects the substance had on her, Ferguson says weaning off weed was difficult.
Operating on half a cylinder...dissasociated ...emotionally distant...yip...and more. I was suicidal most of my #daggaYears— melinda ferguson (@melindaSMACKED) April 1, 2017
I'm all for excercising personal rights but really glad i kicked the #weedHabit. psychologically was harder 4 me 2 abstain from than heroin.— melinda ferguson (@melindaSMACKED) April 1, 2017
All addicts are dealing with psyche issues. Dagga exacerbates the issues ...my experience. Smoke and enjoy ⭐️ https://t.co/lqlpdTWtow— melinda ferguson (@melindaSMACKED) April 1, 2017
She spoke to Cape Talk's John Maytham.
Ferguson says the substance was 'incredibly hard'.
When I think about having a line of cocaine and the effect that would have on me which was a kind of a lift, to a joint which would send me into incredible paranoia, very strong feelings of mental incapacitation.— Melinda Ferguson, Author
I am pro-decriminalisation so the judgment is not a problem ,all I was saying is be careful.— Melinda Ferguson, Author
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Recovering addict Melinda Ferguson weighs in on the dagga judgment