Dirty Dozen #11: The Negative Health Effects of Marijuana

By Laura Stack

There’s a lingering belief among marijuana advocates and large sections of the public that marijuana is safer than tobacco. This myth most likely originated from an old misconception, akin to comparing apples to oranges; not just because of the inherent differences between the plants, but because the two have typically been prepared and administered differently.… Read the rest

Jenny – May 7, 2022

Dear Laura,

Just want to write you a letter to thank you for all the good you are doing.  Your response to my email and website helped me find a solution for my son Henry who is now at a Ozark Trails Academy in Missouri.… Read the rest

Join the MAY MARIJUANA MONTH Prevention Challenge!

Are you ready for the Johnny’s Ambassadors MAY MARIJUANA MONTH Prevention Challenge? We have developed a kit you are free to download, post, and use, with activities for National Prevention week from May 8-14 and Prevention Day on May 9.

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Ethan A. — April 19, 2022

My Experience with CIP

     Growing up, I’ve always been an anxious kid. I’m not going to lie, my anxiety never stopped me from being a troublemaker despite the consequences. Although I was in the honor roll in middle school, high school was a different story.… Read the rest

The Truth About Marijuana and Lung Damage – FACT or CRAP Part 15

Is the following statement FACT or CRAP?

15. Marijuana isn’t harmful for your health.

Answer: CRAP

Marijuana smoke can cause symptoms of chronic bronchitis, a heavy cough, and lung irritation. What are marijuana’s effects on lung health https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/what-are-marijuanas-effects-lung-health

I doubt there’s anyone among us who hasn’t heard a tobacco smoker hacking away like they’re about to cough up a lung.… Read the rest

Moira M — April 4, 2022

My son took his own life as a result of Cannabis Induced Psychosis in December, 2021, with Persecutory Delusions, as he said 2 years ago ‘I am going to kill myself, before ‘they’ kill me’, and so it turned out.

He was taken to A&E after a suicide attempt, by the Police, and was allowed to ‘step outside for a cigarette’ by A&E staff, which led to his disappearance and death, the same day, I have been offered the opportunity to take a Civil Case against our Medical System, the Government run NHS, here in the UK.… Read the rest