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New book provides platform to warn other parents

We’re sick and tired of being ridiculed, ostracized and shamed by those who deny the way marijuana can ruin lives!  At last, the parents have a platform in print! When your child has a drug problem — and that drug is marijuana — they may not know it. But there is no limit to the entire family’s suffering. 

For Laura Stack, the outcome was the worst, the death of her son Johnny. Laura told that story in her book, The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana.  She also gave valuable insights into the science behind the harms of cannabis

Johnny’s Ambassador Publishing recently released its second book, The Impact of THC on Our Children: A Parent’s Worst Nightmare. In the new book, twenty-four other parents or families tell their story of the THC nightmare. Amazon.com sells the book in paperback, hardcover, Kindle and audible formats. The stories reveal the dangers of THC use and addiction on teens and young adults. The outcomes include severe mental illness, psychosis and suicide. Continue reading New book provides platform to warn other parents

Marijuana Opponents Debate on Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil will feature our allies, Dr. Kevin Sabet of SAM and Laura Stack,  tomorrow,  Friday, October 21, 2022. James and Charmaine Hays, activists from Compton, CA, who kept the marijuana industry out of Compton will be on TV, too.  Check your local listings for the time and station.  

Dr. Phil leads with the question:  Is America too High on Marijuana? https://www.drphil.com/shows/is-america-too-high-on-marijuana/

Laura, founder of Johnny’s Ambassadors, will give testimony that is quite personal.  Her son, Johnny Stack, died by suicide after marijuana-induced psychosis in Colorado.  Laura, a professional speaker, is the author of The Dangerous Truth about Today’s Marijuana. 

Dr. Roneet Lev, host of High Truths podcast and Vice President of IASIC, is a San Diego emergency room doctor, will give insight on how the medical field has been impacted by California’s Prop 64.  

These panelists for our side, Kevin, Laura and Roneet, will go up against a pro-pot contingent.   

Kevin Sabet, James and Charmaine Hays

Our friends Heidi Anderson-Swan, co-author, A Night in Jail, and Scott Chipman, Vice President of AALM will be in the audience.  Expect them to offer insights, too.

The October 12th episode of Dr. Phil featured Michael Shellenberger debating Senator Scott Wiener about safe consumption sites.  Shellenberger held his ground against Wiener and Maia Szalavitz, a famous harm reductionist and Soros fellow. 

(Left to right) Dr. Roneet Lev, Kevin Sabet PhD, Heidi Anderson-Swan and Laura Stack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smokescreen and The Dangerous Truth about Today’s Marijuana

In January, 2014, recreational marijuana stores opened in Colorado. We formed Parents Opposed to Pot in mid-2014, “Bursting the Bubble of Marijuana Hype.” In 2014, Johnny Stack first used marijuana.  He died by suicide only 5 years later, a victim of mental illness caused by high-potency marijuana.  His mother, Laura Stack, traces how it happened in The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana.”

Laura Stack, professional speaker, author and founder of Productivity Pro, wrote the book to warn parents about today’s marijuana.   She formed the non-profit, Johnny’s Ambassadors, and started the annual “Stop Dabbing” Walk in September. Continue reading Smokescreen and The Dangerous Truth about Today’s Marijuana

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With many stories in the news recently, it’s an opportune time to get out the truth about marijuana in America,  We must tell the public, especially parents, what legal pot is doing to our kids. Parents Opposed to Pot will be starting a podcast soon, and your donations will help our cause.

On Sunday night, NBC Nightly News reported about the teens hospitalized in Colorado for psychosis and vomiting illnesses. 

Colorado was forced to reckon with its problem due to the large number of teens using marijuana concentrates, particularly those concentrates used for “dabbing” and “vaping.”   Laura Stack, a Colorado resident, published her important book, The Dangerous Truth about Today’s Marijuana, on July 10.  The book about Johnny Stack, who died by suicide at age 19, is getting extraordinary reviews.  

A marijuana regulatory bill, HB 1317 passed in the Colorado House and then passed in the Senate by 37-0.  The provisions of the bill, which go into effect next year, include the creation of a registry system and closing loopholes for teens buying medical marijuana. We hope it can put a dent in Colorado’s pot problems, although cannabis proves to be a regulation-resistant drug.

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Your donation will help us continue our important work, such as distributing information about testimony in the Colorado State legislature in May.   At that time, some of the legislators’ children and relatives spoke about how pot legalization in 2014 affected their families. Their speeches were powerful and very moving.  

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