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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.

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:

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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…

Five Tons of Steel Were Dropped on Me

Steel I-beams came crashing down on me crushing my legs.  The person behind the wheel of the crane was high on marijuana.  Because this person was high, they did not respond like a normal person who almost killed someone would.  In a...

“It’s Just a Little Weed”

My story with Marijuana and addiction doesn’t have an ending…yet! The chaos, crisis, and emotional turmoil our entire family lives in is ambiguous at the moment. I’m hoping for a happy ending, but really who knows? Especially given the stories I...

Help Me, Help My Son

My only son is 34 years old. He's an adult - he lives his adult life. He has a job that allows him to pay his rent - pay his utilities - pay his car payment - and buy his marijuana. Living in a state where marijuana is ILLEGAL. Last year, I had a...

It’s Not Just Pot Anymore

This speech was originally given at a Voices of Victims event.Hi. My name is Kira Russo. I’m here in honor of my younger son, Andy Bauer, who in September 2018 ended his own life. Andy was an amazing young man. Like many others describe their loved...

As Far as I’m Concerned, Marijuana Killed my Son.

May 15, 2019   By Kent Osborn  My son, Thomas Osborn, took his own life on July 2, 2016. He probably started smoking pot sometime when he was attending the University of Utah and probably with his fraternity Brothers. Tom was a high achieving...

“Oh, It’s Only Marijuana”

When Colorado’s Amendment 64 passed, my son, Johnny, celebrated with his friends. They wrote 4/20 all over their bodies and clothes.  He was only 12 then, and now he’s 16.  I was familiar with the problems with smoking marijuana and educated my son...

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...

I Blame Marijuana And I Wish We Had Never Moved Here

September 2016 Part 1 of 2, See Part 2 Published April 2019 Born in Massachusetts, our son started out life with a very bright future. As a toddler he was interested in things with wheels and anything his big sister was doing. As he got older,...

His college counselor recommended marijuana for anxiety and here’s what actually happened

My son David, who is in his early thirties, is still alive, but not very healthy. He doesn't get enough to eat, becomes dehydrated in the summer Los Angeles heat, is vulnerable to infections, including the current Coronavirus Pandemic, and recently...

Marijuana and psychosis: One family’s story

by Christopher BosakFrom capable to catatonic in one yearCarl just wanted his son back.Jake had become “like a walking zombie who was incoherent and catatonic,” Carl said of his son. Jake had been admitted and released by several state mental...

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