This story sheds light on the effects of synthetic cannabis in Australian families. The effects of this drug lead to mental and physical health deterioration as well as family issues that go beyond the obvious. The Melbourne mum in this story, published on Herald Sun, talks about the expense of the habit and the violence that is now occurring in her home.
“A DEVASTATED mum has opened up about how synthetic cannabis tore her family apart and left her marriage “a shell of what it used to be”. Rachel (not her real name) said both her husband – who has end-stage emphysema – and her son are addicted to synthetic cannabis.
Disease has left her husband with only 30 percent
lung function, but his addiction to the fake cannabis forces him to keep reaching for a joint every half an hour.”