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Sally Schindel

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Commentary: Marijuana harmless? Not hardly the case

You always seem to hear people say that marijuana is a safe drug because no one has ever died from using it. I'm here to tell you that is simply not true. My 31-year-old son, Andy, died by suicide one year ago this month in Peoria, leaving a note that ended with these words: "My soul is already dead. Marijuana Killed my soul + ruined my brain."