My daughter and son were able to get medical marijuana cards for anxiety when they turned 18. The anxiety has been felt by the family ever since then. They both have been diagnosed with cannabis psychosis which they don’t believe they have. It’s everyone else going against them.
My son has been in a mental institution twice and though he’s still using, he is much more calm than my daughter. My daughter is constantly being arrested. She attacked her 84 year old grandmother with a knife to help her to die by cutting her throat. Thank goodness her grandmother is fine.
My daughter has attacked me with a knife and cut me. She told the police that I implanted GPS devices behind her eyes, brain or somewhere in her body. She has been to every kind of doctor to have CT scans, X-rays and MRIs to find the devices.
This has been a living nightmare since they both need therapy and won’t go get it. Marijuana has been the root of evil in my family and I curse the day they made it legal in NJ and so easy to obtain without regulations.
Submitted by a mother from New Jersey.
I’m so sorry this has happened in your family. Thank you for sharing it so others may be warned.
Dear New Jersey Mother,
Thank you for taking the time to warn others about the dangers of marijuana, even while you are in the midst of such major difficulties with both your son and daughter.
I have no doubt that a cannabis-induced psychosis can contribute to, and even cause the anxiety, paranoia, sudden personality changes, delusions, and violence that your children are experiencing. My 17-year old son experienced similar effects (see my book, Gone to Suicide.)
Hope you are able to convince them that they MUST STOP using marijuana in order to recover, and hope your story will inspire other parents to tell their stories on this website. Please keep us informed of their progress.
God Bless You and Your Children!
I am having a similar experience with our 20 year old son who still lives with me. He became impossible to live with – even though he had mostly stopped using he was psychotic and angry with me to the point where I had to leave my house. In desperation, I contacted treatment centers for advice and one person offered up the idea of an intervention. We hired an interventionist who researched treatment facilities and enabled us to get our son into a treatment center. Unfortunately, as he’s an adult he chose to just walk out the same night. Because he was in an unfamiliar town he ended up panicking and admitting himself to a hospital where he was put on a 3 day psychiatric hold followed by a 14 day hold. I’m thankful that he’s in a place where he’s getting the right meds to battle the psychosis but am concerned that when he’s released he will still just walk out of the treatment center. I think long term treatment will be key to his recovery.