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They say marijuana doesn’t kill anyone. We wish that were true. These are our stories.

Regular use of cannabis can increase the risk of psychosis and schizophrenia. Young people are at greatest risk.

Cannabis Poses a Risk for Mental Health Problems and Suicide. These testimonials and the scientific research are convincing. Marijuana Kills.

From skeptic to world reknown cannabis-related psychosis researcher, Dr. Robin Murray and his colleague, Dr. Marta DiForti describe the link between cannabis and mental illness in the video, below.

What is the Link Between Cannabis and Psychosis? With Professor Robin Murray and Dr. Marta Di Forti

Professor Murray is a psychiatrist and Professor of Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London...

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Dr. Christine Miller on the

High Truths Podcast with

host, Dr. Roneet Lev

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Shane was my first-born son who grew into a handsome 6’4” young man. He always seemed larger than life and he had a big heart, infectious smile, and zest for life. He excelled at sports, especially water sports, from a young age. Shane was a very normal, healthy teen and even weathered a back injury and surgery which made high school team sports no longer possible–so he transferred his athletic skills to wakeboarding !

When Shane moved away from home at age 19, he began using recreational marijuana (unbeknownst to his family). At age 22, Shane endured prolonged physical rehab to his knee following a serious boating accident. It was later realized Shane had increased his use of pot as he was intolerant of the prescription pain medications.

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This is the story of my son Andy Zorn…Andy was born in 1982 and had a joyful life easily making and keeping friends. It was his mission to make friends and family laugh and have a good time and he was GOOD at it. He was class clown. He made parties come alive. When he grew older he helped good friends with their mental health and substance abuse issues. But it all began to get harder for him to do as he became a teen and thought he had to participate in drinking and drugs to fit in. He was good at hiding the extent to which he indulged in these activities and surprised everyone with his statements in a suicide note: “My soul is already dead. Marijuana killed my soul + ruined my brain.”

He died at age 31 in 2014.

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The new book, Gone to Suicide tells the story of marijuana induced psychosis which led to Brant’s suicide. Now available on Amazon and from major booksellers.

When my son Brant was 17 years old, he had an experience with marijuana that triggered a sudden,major change in his mental state. Overnight, he felt permanently damaged and even ruined. During the next three days it became apparent that his deteriorating condition was the result of a psychotic break, and it soon led to emergency care at two hospitals. While many people smoke marijuana with no immediate adverse effect, it can be psychologically harmful and even devastating to a small portion of the population, especially teens like my son and young adults.

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Just a few of the tragic stories told on our website…

People Have No Idea How Dangerous Weed Can Be

My heart goes out to those that have lost a child. It is absolutely a parent's worst nightmare.    My 24-year-old son had his first psychotic break 2 years ago. He was diagnosed with bipolar 1. The weed was not considered that big of a deal. His...

My Son Regrets Ever Trying Marijuana

A mother shares her son’s story about his marijuana regrets.

Once an Ambitious, Motivated, Honor Roll Student Athlete

I am JT’s aunt and raised him. Both his parents didn't raise or tend to him. JT was once an ambitious, motivated honor roll student. He loved playing sports (baseball, football, and basketball), was par to the beta club, and was college bound. He...

How Marijuana Ruined My Daughter

I would like to include my experiences I've had with my now almost 18 year old daughter and her obsession with marijuana. I've almost lost her twice, first from a drug dealer and then by her ex boyfriend who would violently fight with her. I pray...

Did my brother’s teen pot use lead to his schizophrenia?

 Because pot is being legalized in more and more states, many young people assume it must be safe. However, when used by people whose brains are still developing (up to age 25), there is an increased risk of developing a mental illness. Recent...

Prenatal Marijuana Exposure: Effects Until Death

The John Ross Loria Story by Cathy Banks My son, John, adopted at birth, was born to a marijuana-addicted woman. I was told then that, because of his prenatal exposure, John would always be an addict. I was horrified, but as soon as I thought he...

THC and Dabbing Triggered My Son’s Mental Health Crisis

Early one morning in February of 2018, we woke up to our son in full blown psychosis. My husband got on the computer and phone, looking for help, as I tried to keep our son calm. Somehow, we were able to get him to the local emergency room. I...

Kevin’s Story

Our son Kevin was 15 when he started abusing marijuana.  He was very good at hiding his use until he came to us and said he was depressed and needed help. We spoke with an educational consultant;  they evaluated Kevin and recommended a...

We Lost Ben at Age 21

Our son, Ben, died from a growing wave of modern substance abuse issues which directly impacted his mental health on May 19, 2020. Growing up Ben was full of energy, had a great sense of humor, loved basketball, gaming on his computer, cars and...

An Arizona Dad tells why he’s against Prop 205 (legalizing marijuana) based on his family’s story

There is ample scientific evidence that marijuana use by teenagers whose brains are in the developmental stage are at risk for psychotic events which may be long term. There is also evidence that long-term use by adults can also lead to mental...

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