Johnny’s Story

Johnny Stack was born on February 7, 2000 and died by suicide on November 20, 2019 at the age of 19. He was an incredibly intelligent, funny, charming, handsome young man, which you can see in his tribute video. We are a normal suburban family and did normal family things. He had a happy life, a 4.0 GPA with a scholarship to college, and a family who loved him very much. Unfortunately, we live in Colorado, which was the first state to legalize marijuana in 2014, when Johnny was 14 years old.


#StopDabbing – What is a Dab?

Dabs are marijuana extracts (shatter, wax, budder are some examples) made by pouring a solvent such as butane, ethanol, propane, or carbon dioxide over marijuana, which allows THC to leave the plant material and dissolve into the solvent. This concentrated THC solution is then filtered and placed in a tray. The result of the extraction is sticky oil that typically appears bronze in color. It’s not a plant and is highly potent, containing up to 99% THC. Dabs are typically heated on a hot surface and the vapors are inhaled through a dab rig or dab pen.


“To me, altruism means being selfless or giving to other people, even when there may be nothing to gain and something to lose. Altruistic people do things for the collective interest instead of their own.” — Johnny Stack


Johnny’s Ambassadors educate parents and teens about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on the developing adolescent mind.

Who are the Ambassadors? An Ambassador is “A person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.” Johnny’s Ambassadors are “the people and organizations who help adolescents suffering from substance abuse, mental illness, and suicide ideation.” Our allied organizations work together to save the lives of our youth, and Johnny’s Ambassadors will help to promote their activities.

Why use the name Johnny? Personification is “a person, animal, or object regarded as representing or embodying a quality, concept, or thing; the representation of an abstract concept in human form.” The name Johnny, to us, represents ALL adolescents who suffer similar substance abuse, mental illness, and suicidal ideation.


Please join us for the 2nd Annual Johnny’s Ambassadors Walk to #StopDabbing!

TIME: 1:00 to 1:45 PM setup
1:45 to 2:15 registration
2:15 to 2:30 opening comments
2:30 to 3:30 walk
3:30 closing comments
3:45 to 4:00 cleanup
WHERE: Valor Christian High School Stadium, 3775 E Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Johnny’s Ambassadors will walk in honor of Johnny Stack and your loved ones gone too soon to prevent YOUTH MARIJUANA ABUSE, MENTAL ILLNESS, AND SUICIDE. All funds raised are 100% tax deductible to Johnny’s Ambassadors, Inc., EIN 85-0593925. 

If you can’t attend that day or don’t live in Colorado, please consider creating a team with friends, walking in your neighborhood, and donating to the cause.
 To register for the live eventinvite your walkers to THIS page to register!
 To walk with us virtually or donate to the cause, please use THIS page.


Everyone who raises $100 or more gets a great 2nd Annual Johnny’s Ambassadors #StopDabbing walk t-shirt! 

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