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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…

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...

Goodbye Jolo, my ONLY Son

During a schizophrenic episode, my son ran into the roadway and was hit by a car. He had been saying he would kill himself since 4PM that day. He was hearing voices, the auditory hallucinations that are common in schizophrenia. The cause of death...

A California Deputy’s Story

Why am I passionate about stopping "hi-po" pot?.. It’s a long story but you might find it interesting so save it for when you have a second extra. We drug educators rarely have any free time now. Let me count the reasons why I hate pot…gosh, there...

The Deadly Consequences of Marijuana Use

I live in Sparks, Nevada. I lost my only child, Stephen Mager, on Feb. 14, 1996. He was riding in a car being driven by his best friend. He was sitting in the back seat without his seat belt on. His friend reached speeds estimated at above 60 mph...

We are Losing a Generation of Kids

Joey’s drug use started with marijuana at age 13 or 14. Joey’s dad and I saw an email on his cell phone about obtaining marijuana from a friend. We immediately took action…

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...

Our Son’s Marijuana Car Crash Death Led Us to Become DUI Victim Advocates

It was a beautiful, clear February day. All of the High School campuses were open. They were conducting SAT tests. My son left for school early and I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. He was a junior in high school, 17 years old and my only...

Medical Marijuana and my Daughter’s Life, Collided

It's criminal to legalize THC marijuana, a powerful and addictive drug, that is killing our youth in so many ways. The death of my innocent 22 year old daughter is another tragic example. I must admit to you that is gets harder to keep retelling...

“Not JUST Pot Anymore”

He was an above average student. He had many friends. He was a gifted athlete. His counselor told him he could essentially go to any college with his grades and accomplishments.  At 14 he began smoking pot. By the time he was 17 he was exhibiting...

Oregon Mom Laments Legalization

By Maggie   Originally published on PopPot.org My husband and I have four sons.  Our oldest, Trevor is 16.  It gives me a great deal of pleasure and emotion to be able to write this letter, because he has overcome so much in the last six months....

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