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
Published in the Colorado Springs Gazette, February 28, 2021. By Libby Stuyt, MD, a Professional Advisor to Parents Opposed to Pot
When Coloradans in 2000 voted to legalize marijuana for medical use, the highest concentration of THC, marijuana’s high-inducing chemical, was 5%, and concentrated products didn’t exist.
Over the last 20 years, the industry has dramatically increased the concentration of THC. The average in the plant is now 18.8%. The industry also created concentrates, including vape oil and resins known as wax and shatter, with average THC potency of 69.4% and up to 95% THC. Continue reading A Dangerous Gap in our medical marijuana laws
My daughter is in her thirties. A friend who was a recovering drug addict introduced her to marijuana. She started experimenting with pot after high school. I didn’t know about it at the time, only found out years later. She said it brought up memories and was sort of traumatic for her.
She started seeing a therapist. And, eventually, she was recommended a medical marijuana card. I still don’t know the diagnosis. She was smoking marijuana occasionally before that, but once she got the card she started smoking large amounts of pot. She was telling me strange things, things that didn’t make sense. I thought ‘this is really odd.’ The next time we visited she was very secretive. She was dressed nicely and seemed to be taking care of herself, as normal. But it was our conversation that was unnerving. She took me outside to the woods nearby to speak, because she suspected there were hidden cameras all over her home. Continue reading My Daughter Suffered Paranoia and Psychosis from “Medical” Marijuana
By Bill Deckard, letter to the editor, The Daily Herald
As our state lawmakers rush toward legalizing recreational marijuana before they go home in June, here are some things you should think about:
Marijuana is a dangerous drug. It impairs judgment, destroys ambition and ruins relationships. That’s why it has been illegal for all these years. Making it legal won’t change this. It will still be a dangerous drug that impairs judgment, destroys ambition and ruins relationships.
It is no accident that many states have already legalized “medical” marijuana. That has been a “part of the plan” from Day One: legalize medical marijuana first and then there will be less resistance to total legalization.
Big business is eager to get you hooked. Altria, the producer of Marlboro cigarettes, has already invested $2 billion in marijuana. They couldn’t kill us all with their cigarettes, so they’ll finish the job with marijuana.
The proposed law says you’ll be allowed to possess only an ounce of marijuana and grow only five plants at a time. How dumb do they think we are? Once marijuana becomes legal, it will inundate our world. You’ll have easy access to as much as you want.
Worst of all, we’ll all be complicit in destroying the lives of our children and grandchildren.
Dear legislators, please stop this madness.
Appeared in The Daily Herald on May 13, 2019 https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190513/stop-the-marijuana-madness