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It’s Not Just Pot Anymore

It’s Not Just Pot Anymore

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our blog to get the latest stories. RSS feed. Or subscribe by email visit our Contact Page. Finally, Here is the Cure for Denial... Yes, Marijuana is Addictive! Read and share the article in The Atlantic: America's...
Remembering Our Children: The Moms Strong Memorial Quilt

Remembering Our Children: The Moms Strong Memorial Quilt

This is our second Moms Strong Quilt. Go to our Quilts page to see both. On both quilts, we share with you the tributes of parents to the children they loved and nurtured. These parents loved and sacrificed, only to have their children’s lives taken in their...
Goodbye Jolo, my ONLY Son

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 was ruled a suicide....
My son is in there, somewhere

My son is in there, somewhere

My son was harmed by marijuana and he suffered psychosis and has not held down a job since. It started around age 14 and he is now 24. He has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety & bipolar and bipolar schizo-affective disorder (depending on the psychiatrist)....
Parent Movement 2.0 Launches Website

Parent Movement 2.0 Launches Website

Click on the Red Links Below to Visit the New Website! Moms Strong is not alone in our battle to defend our children from marijuana. The U.S. Parent Movement at one time led the way in curtailing access to mind altering drugs and keep them out of the hands of young...
People Have No Idea How Dangerous Weed Can Be

People Have No Idea How Dangerous Weed Can Be

My heart goes out to those that have lost a child. It is absolutely a parent’s worst nightmare.  My 24-year-old son had his first psychotic break 2 years ago. He was diagnosed with bipolar 1. The weed was not considered that big of a deal. His first doctor...
High Potency Pot Took My Son

High Potency Pot Took My Son

by Laura Stack Johnny Stack struggled with social anxiety and panic attacks in high school, which were successfully managed with support, prescription medications, and therapy. He could have been fine. Then at about 16 years old (when he could drive), Johnny...
Opinion: Suicide, Mental Health, and Marijuana

Opinion: Suicide, Mental Health, and Marijuana

by J.L. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) sends out a periodic newsletter, which summarizes his activities as a US Senator.  In the September 30, 2019 newsletter, Senator Gardner makes the following announcement:  Preventing Youth Suicides I introduced...
New Report: Colorado Youth at Risk from Marijuana Exposure

New Report: Colorado Youth at Risk from Marijuana Exposure

(Denver, CO) – A new state-funded report out of Colorado found that the state continues to hold the top ranking when it comes to past month use of marijuana, more young children are being exposed to highly potent pot products, use of edibles and...

Government Substance Abuse Expert Greatly Concerned about Marijuana

Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz in speaking to drug prevention professionals warns of marijuana harms and cannabis industry abuses. Thirty minutes of her 50 minute lecture are spent on the subject. The section on marijuana begins at 4:44. SAMHSA’s 15th Annual...

Journalist Loses Son to Marijuana and Alcohol

Meet Joe Tilton. He is grieving the loss of his son. Please watch his video and share it. It needs to go viral. If you have a story of loss due to a loved one’s marijuana habit, please contact us here. The lie that marijuana never hurt anybody- Joe Tilton A...
My Son Was Hospitalized 15 Times

My Son Was Hospitalized 15 Times

Bipolar Disorder, Made in Vermont By Kim I appreciate the opportunity to share some of my experiences as a parent of a child with bipolar disorder. I know there are many opportunities for growth as a state in our approach to people with mental illness. Close to thirty...
Go Ahead, Yell Reefer Madness

Go Ahead, Yell Reefer Madness

This Agitprop film is used as a cudgel to stifle opposition to Marijuana legalization. by Russell Kamer, M.D. The term Reefer Madness is hurled at us as an insult. Having seen it in the 70’s, I always thought of it as a government issued ridiculous over exaggeration....
Big Tobacco is Fast Becoming Big Cannabis

Big Tobacco is Fast Becoming Big Cannabis

Marlboro Man for a New Generation? William P. Barr is nominated for the U.S. Attorney General post. He works for the law firm of Kirkland and Ellis. That firm represented the tobacco companies in the federal anti-tobacco RICO case. U.S. v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., 449...
New Book on Marijuana and Mental Illness, Violence

New Book on Marijuana and Mental Illness, Violence

New book will update the public on marijuana’s role in our mental health crisis. Former NY Times Writer Delves into Dark Side of Cannabis MomsStrong applauds the release of an important new book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth about Marijuana, Mental...
Activist Mom Gives Compelling Interview about Cannabis Legalization

Activist Mom Gives Compelling Interview about Cannabis Legalization

Aubree Adams lived in Pueblo, Colorado. She now lives in Texas after her family life went haywire after legalization came to Colorado. Listen to this hour long video, where Aubree details the downside of marijuana legalization and the devastating impact it had, not...
I Prostituted Myself for Pot

I Prostituted Myself for Pot

Recovering Marijuana Addict Tells Her Story It was an adult who made me smoke my first hashish joint. A man of about forty years who loved little children. I was 15 years old. I did not feel anything the first time. It is a funny phenomenon, the first joint that does...
Michigan Researchers Find Alarming College Student Drug Use

Michigan Researchers Find Alarming College Student Drug Use

Reprinted from Detroit News University of Michigan: Pot use among college students at 30-year high by Raquel Cooprider, Victoria Siesky Marijuana use among college-age people is at the highest level in three decades and fewer think using it is harmful, according to...
Study Finds Car Crashes Are Up In States With Legal Pot

Study Finds Car Crashes Are Up In States With Legal Pot

Breaking News: Study Finds Car Crashes Are Up In States With Legal Pot[Alexandria, VA] – New data released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds car crashes are up a combined six percent in four states that have legalized marijuana compared...
Memorial Quilt — The Many Ways Marijuana Kills

Memorial Quilt — The Many Ways Marijuana Kills

On Mother’s Day- and Everyday- We Remember the Many Ways Marijuana Kills The families of those who have died from marijuana related deaths share their stories in this patchwork quilt of consequences of drug use. Some on the quilt were victims of marijuana...
But for Marijuana, My Son Would Still Be Here

But for Marijuana, My Son Would Still Be Here

Marijuana First, Heroin Last Our 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 album and facing a...

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 illness. In the summer...
Marijuana First- Heroin Last

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. Corey James...

Researchers Find Legalization Increasing Psychosis Cases

A study by Robin Murray and Wayne Hall, researchers in the UK and Australia, published last April 2020, posed the question: Will Legalization and Commercialization of Cannabis Use Increase the Incidence and Prevalence of Psychosis? This is what they found:...
We Lost Ben at Age 21

We Lost Ben at Age 21

Our son, Ben, died from a growing wave of modern substance abuse issues which directly impacted his mental health on May 19, 2020. Growing up Ben was full of energy, had a great sense of humor, loved basketball, gaming on his computer, cars and technology. His sister,...
Our Very Long Story

Our Very Long Story

My son has never had what he would call “good luck”. He was bullied by his best friends during 6th grade. They went from church preschool to a small private school together, and their parents were for the most part, our close friends. He was embarrassed for us to...