Press Release – A horrific family tragedy could be the result of marijuana use by a depressed mom. The bodies of two toddlers and an infant were found.
MERRIFIELD, VA, US, April 15, 2021 — The discovery of a triple murder of three young children (ages 3, 2 and 6 months) on April 10 in Reseda, California, points to the dangers of using marijuana to self-medicate. The only suspect, the children’s mom Liliana Carrillo, struggled with post-partum depression in the past. Under the influence of her frequent marijuana use, a fact confirmed by the father, she showed symptoms of psychosis. When psychosis is coupled with drug use, the risk for extreme violence goes up significantly. Liliana is alleged to have killed her children by bludgeoning and drowning.
From what can be gleaned from the Los Angeles Times article on the murders, Liliana was experiencing some of the worst side effects of marijuana. She was reported to exhibit delusional thinking, paranoia, agitation, suicidal thoughts, and had recently lost touch with reality. Teri Miller, an ER doctor who is also a cousin of the children’s father, described to authorities that Liliana was a danger to the children and declared that when the murders occurred it was a clear psychiatric emergency.
Continue reading Was Marijuana-Induced Psychosis a Trigger for Triple Child Murder?
Two Butane Hash Oil (BHO) explosions ignited in Michigan last weekend, when amateurs were attempting to extract THC from marijuana to make “dabs.” Michigan’s BHO problem will grow into a bigger problem, because legalizers succeeded in getting marijuana on the ballot in November. (Read this article to understand the difference between decriminalization and legalization.)
On Saturday, January 20 in Orion Township, a tenant was making BHO when he suddenly tried to light a cigarette, and everything exploded. The “victim”/maker of the substance was badly burned on his arms and face. He’s been hospitalized, but the other four roommates made it out of the house unharmed. Continue reading Explosions last weekend highlight Michigan’s problem controlling BHO
A case study published in August reports that there has been a pediatric death from cannabis exposure. An 11-month-old male baby in Colorado died of cardiac arrest related to cannabis exposure. Thomas Nappe, DO, and Christopher Hoyte, MD, explained the incident in Clinical Practices and Cases in Emergency Medicine, August 2017
Before hospitalization, the patient had been lethargic for two hours when he woke up one morning. Then he had a seizure. Continue reading Pediatric Death from Cannabis Exposure Reported
(Part 1 shows child justice failures in Court. Part 2 of this series is about neglected children who died in fires. Part 3 covers children who die in hot cars and in drownings. Part 4 explains parents who are addicted or psychotic from marijuana. Part 5 shows how children die through violence related to pot. Part 6 presents a solution. See our updated fact sheet on 60 children’s deaths. Read a previous article,Three Children Die in Colorado.)
A Commitment Against Child Abuse and Neglect Must Address Pot Use
Prevent Child Abuse America and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and groups dedicated to ending domestic violence will not make progress towards that goal until they unite in opposition to drug abuse. The notable drugs of abuse include marijuana. Some anti-violence groups are as ignorant as our court system, because they do not accept marijuana and other substance abuse as the primary compounding cause of child abuse and neglect. (Stress alone or poverty alone don’t cause child abuse. Substance abuse alone can cause child abuse and neglect. ) Continue reading Solving the Problem of Marijuana and Child Abuse, Part 6