Marijuana: The Gateway To Meth Addiction in Lubbock County

Lobbyists are calling on Congress for laws to cure what they call “an epidemic” in our country… methamphetamine use. The request comes after a nationwide survey found meth-related arrests increase 87% in three years. Those findings are raising questions about the meth problem in Lubbock.

Lubbock County DPS interviewed 100 meth addicts, 99 of them said the first drug they tried was marijuana and the addiction grew from there.