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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.

Beauty Queen plunges to her death after taking oral cannabis she says “helps her relax.” See UK Daily Mail Story.

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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Latest Marijuana/Cannabis News and Opinion

The news about Cannabis and Mental Illness is starting to get out. This is a good interview of Dr. Ken Finn, a pain specialist critical of the marijuana industry.

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60 Minutes Australia Exposed Cannabis Induced Psychosis Way Back in 2005!

Cannabis Induced Mental Illness is Actually OLD NEWS!

The chilling truth about Cannabis Psychosis | 60 Minutes Australia

Subscribe here: http://9Soci.al/chmP50wA97J Full Episodes: https://9now.app.link/uNP4qBkmN6 | Reefer Madness (2005)Back in the 30s, there was a melodramatic ...

Yet it wasn’t until 2013 that Cannabis Use Disorder was listed in the DSM manual, which is used by professionals to diagnose mental health issues.

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

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...

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...

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.

A Plea from a California Mom

My son, now 21 years old, began using marijuana at age 16 because he said, "it relaxes me." My husband and I told him he could not get his driver's license until he was clean. We had no idea how strong the marijuana was, and how it would affect his...

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...

Marijuana is NOT harmless and nearly killed my son

I am a lifelong Californian, and so are my husband and two children, Brian, 24, and Melissa, 21. Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, my husband and I had been exposed to marijuana. But marijuana these days – even the stuff sold in medical marijuana...

My Son’s Journey from being an Accomplished Scholar-Athlete to Psychosis, Addiction, Jail and Living on the Street

April 5, 2019 Editor’s note: portions of this story have been previously published on amazon.com as part of a review of Alex Berenson’s book, Tell Your Children The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence. What I have to say needs to be...

Legalization is destroying my kids and their generation

I am a former marijuana user who is dead set against legalization of it in any form.  I experienced back in the 1970’s how it affected my life and led to stronger drug and alcohol abuse, and I know that all the other back doors to legalization...

“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...

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...

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New Brunswick Medical Society of Canada Warns Against Marijuana Use.

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