HomedrugsMother Wants to Legalize Drugs, But Her Daughter Died of an Overdose
Mother Wants to Legalize Drugs, But Her Daughter Died of an Overdose
Nov 27, 2017
A mother is mourning the loss of her 15-year-old daughter, Martha Fernback. Martha overdosed after taking an MDMA pill. Now, Marie Cockburn is fighting to have drugs legalized. Find out why this broken-hearted mother is campaigning to legalize the very thing that killed her little girl.
Anne-Marie Cockburn. Pictured here is Anne-Marie Cockburn and her daughter, Martha Fernback. Martha died of a drug overdose at age 15. She ingested a tablet of MDMA, reportedly.
So why legalize drugs? Anne-Marie's argument is that drugs should be legalized so that they can be regulated. Martha, like many teens, experimented with drugs. She was killed by ingesting pure Molly.
The dealer. The dealer who sold Martha the tablet was arrested. However, Anne-Marie is not interested in the dealer. Nor is the interested in the manufacturer. She's interested in the government.
Accidental overdoses. There has been an epidemic of accidental overdoses in the US, UK and elsewhere. Particularly, drugs such as heroin have been laced with fentanyl, which is incredibly strong. There is no way to know what you're buying.
A child's mistake. Of course, Martha made a mistake when she chose to take drugs. But what 15-year-old child isn't guilty of making a mistake and getting into trouble? Unfortunately, for Anne-Marie, her mistake was fatal.
The average purity. The average street purity of Molly was estimated to be at about 58%. The pill that Martha ingested was measured to be almost 100% pure. Regulation could prevent tragedies such as this.
Death. Martha died in the hospital. Anne-Marie was by her side. She saw her little girl die right in front of her.
Ecstasy. Ecstasy is typically not considered to be a dangerous drug. It became a popular party drug in the 80s and gained popularity in the 90s. Overdoses did occur, but they were rare.
The new wave of ecstasy. Reportedly, the ecstasy that's on the street today is much stronger than what was recreationally used years ago. Martha reportedly swallowed half a gram of the deadly drug.
No luck. So far, Anne-Marie hasn't had much luck working with legislators. Nevertheless, she is continuing her efforts. She refuses to let Martha's legacy die.
A luminous spirit. Martha was described as being a luminous spirit. She was kind, loving and gentle. She loved animals.
Photography. Photography was one of Martha's many interests. She had a lot of hobbies and was artistic. She was creative, spirited and intelligent.
Martha's funeral. Martha's friends and family were absolutely devastated. Her funeral was described as extremely emotional, with many uncontrollably sobbing. There is no reason why Martha was taken from this world.
Bluebell. Shown here is Martha with her beloved bunny, Bluebell. She loved animals. She was kind to animals and small children, and loved nature.
Hopeful. Anne-Marie is hopeful that government regulators will start to listen. No one else should be lost due to unregulated drugs. Losing Martha hurts Anne-Marie every day. And now, she is doing everything she can to save other parents from ever experiencing the same sort of pain.