Allison M — June 4, 2023

I came across your website “Johnny’s Ambassadors” and wanted to share with you, and your readers, that my son Frank starting using the high THC concentrate called “shatter” in 2018 and four years later he committed suicide. We are devastated by his loss and miss him so much. It hurts and the pain is unbearable, even a year later. I can tell you that Frank started experiencing psychotic breaks after he started using shatter. His psychotic breaks were very disturbing for us to deal with. Over the past few years, we have had to call 911 to request an ambulance for Frank, police have been in and out of our home, and we finally had to get him 302’d (involuntarily committed) to mental health treatment. Somehow we managed to get Frank into treatment several times, but usually it involved an intervention or an ultimatum. When he did abstain from using THC he started to get better, but he could not, or would not, maintain long term sobriety. In the end, Frank lost his job because he was so psychotic and paranoid that he could not go into work or even function normally. His boss asked him if he was okay and even offered to help him, but Frank refused, so his boss had no choice but to fire him. Shortly thereafter, his roommates asked him to leave. Frank was psychotic, unemployed and homeless. I’m sure he also must have realized he was in danger of being violated by his probation officer and risked being sent back to jail. I also think he was too ashamed to tell us that he failed, yet again. Now he would have to endure the indignation of starting all over again at the age of 35. I know he suffered immensely with his psychotic state and most likely could not cope any longer. Frank took his life on Sunday, March 20, 2022. I’ll spare you the details, as I don’t want to relive them. Frank’s drug abuse started in his first year of college and over time it evolved into a serious addiction that ruined his life. Even after everything he had been through, he refused to accept that THC was a problem for him; he was unreachable. He thought marijuana was safe because it was legalized by the state, and the state would never legalize anything that would cause anyone harm. And now, he was able to legally purchase marijuana, and even high potencyTHC (shatter), in a so called “medical marijuana dispensary”. I am here to tell your readers that high potency THC (shatter) will cause psychotic breaks from reality. You will be paranoid, you will think you are being watched, or recorded, or that people can read your mind. You may do dangerous or risky things while psychotic. You will have such severe anxiety that you will be unable to leave your house. You will drop out of school, ruin relationships and lose your job. You will ruin your life! Stay away from people that smoke marijuana; they are ignorant and uninformed about the dangers of today’s marijuana, which is stronger and more potent. Marijuana use may lead you to try the higher potency THC concentrates because once you are addicted, you will want to experience a greater high. Without a doubt, marijuana was the beginning of the end for my son.

2 Replies to “Allison M — June 4, 2023”

  1. Allison, I am so very sorry for you and your family. Although our 33 year son is still alive (only because he is in jail) his path is all too similar to what your son went through. People who are not on this path really have no understanding of the fear and pain the families go through, watching and doing all we can to help our children. . Although I know nothing will fill the hole in your heart, I sincerely hope you find some sort of comfort from this group. ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Thank you for sharing your story. I cannot imagine your pain. We are struggling now to keep our daughter away from THC, she had been using it “medically” and I use that term loosely- for anxiety. 6 months later, she was admitted to a treatment facility and sent home after 30 days while still experiencing the frightening symptoms of withdrawl. This drug is deadly. Americans (and everyone else around the world) need to WAKE UP and stop this horrifying trend. People are CLUELESS as to what THC is doing to the brains of young people…and actually people of all ages.
    God bless you and your family.

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