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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…

It is Devastating to See Your Talented Son Go Down the Tubes

by Sharon Southard My name is Sharon,  I have been a preschool teacher for 18 years, married for 30, and am a mother of 3 children.  Tyler was the middle child, my first born son, and 24, when he died by suicide on July 28, 2018.  First, I have to...

I Blame Marijuana and I Wished We Had Never Moved Here

April 19, 2019 Part 2, See Part 1 Published in September 2016 by Kari Kilroy I thought our family had hit rock-bottom in late 2015 when our 16-year-old son attempted suicide by overdosing. He was hospitalized for 3 days in a locked psychiatric...

My Grandson’s Battle with Marijuana

My grandson attended a very large high school in the Raleigh, NC area. Like all other high schools today, there was no shortage of drugs. The majority of students at this school come from nearby affluent neighborhoods. The weekend teenage ritual in...

MARIJUANA: FOREVER UNFORGIVEN BY THIS FAMILY

March 22, 2019 Our son David David was our middle child of 5. He was a happy boy with a ready smile and a zest for life. He was raised in a Christian home with a family that loved him. He attended church weekly and memorized Scripture for the...

Seattle Nurse Killed by Marijuana Impaired Driver

Rosemary lost her life in a car crash. The marijuana impaired driver who killed her, got off with a light sentence–he only served one and a half years behind bars. Now her brother fights for justice.

Marijuana stole my daughter from me

I have such a hatred for pot and all recreational drugs, my name is Cindy and I’m sharing my story about my daughter and me. All my life I wanted to be a mom. In the spring of 1996, my dream came true. I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. I named...

My Daughter’s Story

My daughter had a psychotic break in 2013.  She had been to a college graduation party in Chico, CA.  When she arrived home I knew she wasn’t “normal”.  I told my husband that I was taking her to emergency.  My husband, being a pot smoker told me...

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...

Marijuana, A Path That Leads to Certain Death

Raymond and Tammy Castro’s son, Joey, died on July 12, 2013. On March 8, 2015, they testified about his life and death for a Senate hearing in Austin, Texas. Their testimony is reprinted here with their permission."I still walk past his box in...

Marijuana Caused my Son’s Mental Illness

I BELIEVE POT IS WHAT CAUSED MY SON’S MENTAL ILLNESS I saw your website and I am so sorry for what everyone has been through. I thought I would share my son’s story. Thankfully my son is still with us but I believe pot is what caused his mental...

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