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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…

Dog Seizures: Marijuana Poisoning Symptom

Dogs, Just Like Some Humans, Can’t Tolerate Today’s Pot Dogs can not metabolize marijuana. This is a warning to pet owners. Shane’s dog, Jody, shortly before Shane’s 2nd episode of psychosis, May ’11, developed sudden onset of seizures, inability...

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...

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...

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.

Why I Talk About Marijuana’s Danger

A former addict describes marijuana’s dangers and the lasting impact on his mental health.

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...

Accepting the Unacceptable Consequences from Marijuana-Induced-Psychosis

I am a resident of California and the mother of a now 22 year old gifted son "Mel" who experienced an adverse reaction in part to THC edibles at ages 20 and 22. I grew up in the Midwest in the 70's and tried pot in college. It was a social thing...

Marijuana First- Heroin Last

Mariuana First - Heroin Last A mother’s losing struggle to save her son from marijuana and heroin addiction By Cheryl Juaire Little did I know as I held my sweet baby boy in my arms that first time that I would only hold him for a short 23 years....

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...

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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