Daryl B. – November 2, 2020

Hi Laura, I read you and your husband’s article in the Epoch Times. I am a 60 year old man from Arizona, retired Probation Supervisor. I was a user 3 years ago. I was shared my wife’s medical marijuana. I had a psychotic episode 3 years ago and could not figure out what happened until I read your article about your son. I am so sorry for your loss. I was using marijuana daily. My wife bought a vape from the medical pharmacy. The staff at the pharmacy told her to be careful with that particular vape. I smoked the vape for a week before my episode. I went on a camping trip and met some friends, and my episode started there with delusional behavior. I ended up driving around and entering people’s homes for no reason. I drove home that evening 50 miles on highways and don’t remember how I got there. I left my truck in the middle of the road close to our home. I heard I ran out of gas. When I arrived home my wife could see that I was delusional, and she took me to the hospital. I kept leaving the hospital and started roaming the streets. I also had multiple contacts with the police. This went on for the entire weekend. I worked in the mental health field so no psych hospitals would accept me. I eventually came to and stopped using the vape. I sunk into a deep depression and had thoughts of suicide. Eventually I leveled out under the guidance of a Psychologist. Today I live a normal life and run 7 wellness centers for the seriously mentality ill. Thank you for being brave enough to share your story, because now have some closure on my episode. If I can be of any help please let me know.

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