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Parent’s Book on Marijuana Suicide Now on Amazon


They say you can’t overdose on marijuana. When Brant Clark was seventeen years old, he had a devastating experience from smoking an enormous amount of marijuana at one time. It led to a sudden, major psychotic break, emergency room care, hospitalization for nearly a week, and ultimately his suicide two weeks later. This book documents some of the most important, yet widely under-reported research about the risks of marijuana and THC to youth.

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Online Courses announced

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“…To further enhance your knowledge, personal development and ability to assist in marijuana prevention efforts.”

Paula D. Gordon, Ph.D. is an Educator, Writer, Strategist, Online Publisher (including http://GordonDrugAbusePrevention.com ), and Instructor of three online courses offered by  Auburn University Outreach. The courses include the following:

  • “The Effects and Impacts of Marijuana Use ~ Policies and Approaches Addressing the Challenges”
  • “A National Public Health Disaster: Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Opioid Crisis~ The Role that Marijuana Use and Legalization are Playing” and
  • “Transforming and Leading Organizations and Organized Efforts”   

Further information concerning these online courses is included here and can also be found at http://GordonDrugAbusePrevention.com .

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Parent Gives Riveting Congressional Testimony about VAPINg Dangers

My name is Tiffany Barnard Davidson. I moved to Washington DC six weeks ago. Prior to that, I was a resident of the state of Connecticut for 19 years. I sit before you today to speak about the impact that vaping high-nicotine content JUUL pods and high-potency THC oil has had on my family. I would like to begin by expressing my condolences to those families who have been much less fortunate than mine as a result of this escalating vaping crisis. True to what I have learned this past year, stories endlessly more tragic than mine often go untold because families are often too traumatized.

On December 9, 2018, my eyes were forever opened to marijuana addiction and its deleterious consequences. That evening, my then-17-year-old son lay in my arms sobbing uncontrollably. I would soon learn that he was struggling with marijuana addiction. Continue reading Parent Gives Riveting Congressional Testimony about VAPINg Dangers

Vaping Crisis: POPPOT Suggests Ban on Cannabis Vaporizers

A CDC report issued October 28, 2019, tells of staggering numbers of lung illnesses (1604) and  deaths (36) caused by vaping.  It also reveals that the majority of victims (63%) were vaping THC with cannabis vaporizers .  Vaping is widely perceived as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco. However, teens and adults are increasingly using it as a means of delivering the THC high. By November 1, there were 1,888 confirmed and probable cases of the respiratory illness and 39 deaths.

Now that deaths are being reported, we must take a pause while trying to discover the exact cause of the danger.

Consuming THC and CBD via a vape pen is aggressively promoted by the marijuana industry.  Dispensaries push it as a discreet, clean and easy way to use these drugs. Continue reading Vaping Crisis: POPPOT Suggests Ban on Cannabis Vaporizers