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The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana

Description:

Laura Stack’s 19-year-old son, Johnny, died by suicide on November 20, 2019, from paranoid delusion from using high-potency THC concentrates. Soon afterward, Laura started a 501c3, Johnny’s Ambassadors, to educate parents and teens about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development, mental illness, and suicide. In this session, Laura will share the story of Johnny’s marijuana addiction from a mother’s point of view, a poignant chronicle of the shocking descent from innocence to eventual suicide. Before marijuana, Johnny was a computer whiz with a 4.0 GPA and a perfect math score on the SAT. After marijuana, he stole his family dog from the home and threatened to kill it without payment from his mother to buy marijuana.

Objectives

• Learn About the High-Potency Marijuana Products Used by Today’s Youth

• See the Results of Legalizing Medical Marijuana for 18-Year-Old’s in Colorado

• Understand How Adolescent Marijuana Use Can Lead to Mental Illness and Psychosis

• Understand the Connection Between Marijuana and Suicide in Youth
 

Date/Time: April 14, 2022 10:00 am – 11:30 am HST
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Certificate: 1 CE approved by ADAD for CPS and CSAC
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Questions: For further questions, please contact Laura@johnnysambassadors.org

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Location

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Zoom