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19-year-old died by suicide after dabbing THC concentrate – mom tells his story today

An online Zoom presentation entitled “The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story” will be held today at 1 pm by the International Academy of the Science and Impact of Cannabis.

Laura Stack’s 19-year-old son, Johnny, died by suicide on November 20, 2019, after becoming delusional from dabbing high-THC marijuana 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 parent’s point of view.

Dr. Libby Stuyt will provide the scientific-based research on the correlation between cannabis, psychosis, and suicide. Dr. Stuyt will include evidence that high-potency concentrates, such as what Johnny was using, are the worst culprits, and how advocates have attempted to put some controls on these with legislation in Colorado.

This informative presentation is free.  Please register here for Tuesday November, 16 2021.

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  1. A recovering addict, reefer, for me, along with alcohol, was just the beginning long before crack and heroin led me into Hell and my bottom. Sure, most people do not become alcoholics or addicts, maybe one out of ten, at most, but marijuana is not some innocuous plant, especially nowadays.
    In the seventies it was “usually or maybe ok” non-toxic weed, but today it has been grown and developed to be steroidal-potent. Hallucinatory, even. Back in the day it could be laced with bad stuff and it still can be. There is no quality control in the underworld, regardless of it being “legalized, commercialized and industrialized.” Not all of this stuff is ok for every regular user or experimenter. Russian Roulette
    My heart goes out to Johnny and his family.

  2. The same Vermont legislature railing over opioid use and abuse carving ruts deeply into Vermont culture, the practice of medicine, law enforcement and legislation ignore greedy efforts for personal, corporate and State and local profit as they expand the cannabis economy. Irony, schizophrenia or massive greed and power grabbing?

    Those who know drug abuse and addiction from the perspective of users and their families, from their enablers across the social and government spectrum, from law enforcement, the judiciary, from academia, support groups, therapists and those who are honest in their assessment know “a drug is a drug”. There is no reasonable rationality behind such twisted policy permitting and facilitating cannabis expansion, cannabis legalization and a cannabis industry in Vermont while simultaneously crying over opioid abuse There is greed, expediency, and irresponsibility.

    To make it right employs ” the king has no clothes” deception. As Vermont enters into winter, a naked king will freeze, for real. Neither will Naloxone clothe him nor offer warmth.