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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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My son Daniel was the most kind hearted, friendliest person ever. This boy didn’t have a mean bone in his body, he even kept mom in check. His father and I divorced when he was 16 yrs old. I never burdened him with my problems, just wanted him to grow up healthy and happy. We moved within the same neighborhood after my separation when he was a sophomore in high school. He was always up on his responsibilities, started working after HS graduation at our local movie theater and attending our local college in Moorpark CA, and even became the manager at the theater after a couple of years of being on the job. He ALWAYS took his responsibilities seriously, NEVER called in sick to work nor to his classes at the college.

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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…

“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...

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...

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...

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...

ONE MOM’S STORY MARIJUANA & MY KID

Denial. The hospital social worker must have thought that I typified the word as we sat uncomfortably staring at one another in her office. I knew she was searching for her next words even as I was searching for a way to refute them … whatever they...

A mom laments. Marijuana is not safe nor harmless.

There is a bag from a pot shop in a pile of stuff belonging to my 17-year-old. Here are some more facts: • He has been smoking marijuana almost daily for almost four years. • At no time before he began smoking marijuana was he violent or...

Marijuana Triggered my Son’s Psychotic Break

   Dear Members of Congress, I live in Vermont. I am an advocate against the legalization of Marijuana. Someone once said that the hottest place in Hell is reserved for the people who during times of critical debate kept their opinions to...

“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...

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...

But for Marijuana, My Son Would Still Be Here

Marijuana First, Heroin LastOur 17-year-old son Justin was a most unlikely victim of a heroin overdose when he died in 2008. He was an excellent student, athlete and extremely talented songwriter/musician on the verge of completing his first music...

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