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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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My Son Regrets Ever Trying Marijuana

A mother shares her son’s story about his marijuana regrets.

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...

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...

LETTING GO OF MJ: A CYCLE OF ABUSE

 LETTING GO OF MJ: A CYCLE OF ABUSE By J. BelsherAfter a decade of ups and downs this time was different.Ever since he met the love of his life, MJ, things were complicated. He obsessed about her day and night. At first she was kind to him, made...

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...

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…

“It took losing my nephew to marijuana to save my son”

I didn't smoke much pot growing up as it always made me kind of paranoid. I had some good experiences where it made me laugh, but it just wasn't my thing. The one experience I truly remember is when I ate pot brownies one night in 1982. That night,...

Memorial Quilt — The Many Ways Marijuana Kills

A lifetime of memories is symbolized by this memorial quilt dedicated by families who lost loved ones to cannabis related illnesses and accidents. It honors all families who have suffered the incalculable loss of a loved one to drugs and a warning that marijuana does kill.

An Arizona Dad tells why he’s against Prop 205 (legalizing marijuana) based on his family’s story

There is ample scientific evidence that marijuana use by teenagers whose brains are in the developmental stage are at risk for psychotic events which may be long term. There is also evidence that long-term use by adults can also lead to mental...

“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...

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