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Nic Sheff, author, recovering addict and subject of the 2018 movie “Beautiful Boy,” speaks during the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series on Tuesday night at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — When Nic Sheff was 11 years old, another student brought marijuana to school one day.

“I tried it because it was there,” he told the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan on Tuesday night. “I didn’t think twice about it.”

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Sheff greets the audience Tuesday at the Mendel Center.

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