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Recovering addict Melinda Ferguson weighs in on the dagga judgment

4 April 2017 5:00 PM
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Dagga
Legalising cannabis
Melinda Ferguson
The author shares insights based on her experiences as a recovering drug addict with John Maytham.

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.

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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4 April 2017 5:00 PM
Tags:
Dagga
Legalising cannabis
Melinda Ferguson