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 - Housewife Gone to pot? Dear Ann Landers: I've...
Housewife Gone to pot? Dear Ann Landers: I've seen many letters in your column from teen-agers who smoke pot, but I don't recall ever having seen a letter from a pot-smoking housewife. There must be thousands, Ann, but maybe they don't write. I might be the first. Our four children are between the ages of three and ten. My husband and I a r e i n t h e m i d d l e - i n c o m e bracket--perhaps higher. We live in the suburbs and he makes about $20,000 a year. I started to smoke pot after our last baby was born. At first, it relaxed me. It seemed as if I were looking at the world through rose-colored glasses. I was sure pot was the greatest thing since sliced bread. It minimized my problems and helped me cope with my children. My husband didn't approve of pot but he never ordered hie to quit using it. I should tell you I bought the stuff from a neighbor for $10 s. Ud. She said she 'started to smoke to get off booze. (Incidentally, the poor girl appears stoned most of the time and people think she still drinks.) About six months ago my husband told me I was beginning to behave like' my neighbor. I have to admit I staggered around a lot and my memory konked out. But worst of all, I was unsure of myself behind the wheel of a car. My perception of distance and time were distorted and I tried to fake it. Finally, after I had a minor accident, my husband laid down the law--NO MORE POT. I haven't touched a joint in six months but I am still not back to normal. I get headaches (which I never had before) and I feel slightly detached. But I'm determined to become my old self again and face life's problems with whatever inner resources I can muster. No more copping out. Please print this for all my sisters who are where I was seven months ago.--Ex-Head In Houston Dear Ex: The major thrust of your story is that pot didn't solve your problems, it merely dulled your senses so you didn't care about them. Early, you believed pot helped you to cope, but actually it made you indifferent. From the beginning I have been - opposed to the legalization of and I will continue to fight it. like yours substantiate the earlier judgments. Thanks for writing. * * * A no-nonsense approach to how deal with life's most difficult and rewarding arrangement. Ann Landers b o o k l e t , " M a r r i Expect," will prepare you for better or for worse. Send your request Landers in care of your newspaper enclosing 50c in coin and a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope. II! AGE 25 having problems · AUTOMOBILE · LIFE BILL CALL 332-1555

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  1. The Delta Democrat-Times,
  2. 04 Jun 1973, Mon,
  3. Page 7

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