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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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The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana

Laura Stack, the founder of Johnny's Ambassadors, will be discussing the loss of her son, Johnny, the dangers of today’s potent marijuana on adolescent brain development, and the connection of youth marijuana use to mental illness and suicide.

Location

Zoom