Heather B — April 1, 2022

Our son Randy was a creative, handsome, humorous, loving, kind-hearted, and gentle soul.  He had his struggles from a very young age with ADHD, low executive functioning, and a slow processing speed. However, he never failed because he was also blessed with several “workarounds” including fabulous memorization skills, and high verbal and written acuity.… Read the rest

Beth C. — March 29, 2022

“Mom, I truly have no desire to use anymore.” I held my breath hearing those words come from my son’s mouth last week. A year ago our family was in turmoil because of his erratic behavior. Behavior that through this group I have learned was directly tied to his marijuana use-vaping, ingesting, who knows what else.… Read the rest

Why Marijuana Kills Motivation – FACT or CRAP Part 12

Is the following statement FACT or CRAP?

12. You’ll feel more motivated if you use marijuana for a long time.

Answer: CRAP

Long-term marijuana users have lower levels of dopamine and are less ambitious and motivated. http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_1-7-2013-11-49-21

Many people say they like using marijuana because it makes them feel “mellow.”… Read the rest

Marijuana, Depression, and Suicidal Behavior – FACT or CRAP Part 8

Is the following statement FACT or CRAP?

8. Depression can increase when you use marijuana.

Answer: FACT

Marijuana increases your risk of developing depression and suicidal behavior later in life. Association of Cannabis Use in Adolescence and Risk of Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidality in Young Adulthood https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2723657Read the rest

Marijuana Use and Driving – FACT or CRAP Part 7

Is the following statement FACT or CRAP?

7. Marijuana makes you a worse driver.

Answer: FACT

Marijuana decreases your reaction time, motor coordination, and driving skills. Marijuana Impaired Driving: https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/812440-marijuana-impaired-driving-report-to-congress.pdf

Most people know you should not get behind the wheel of a car afterdrinking alcohol.… Read the rest

Shannon D. – February 11, 2022

I want to thank Laura so much for her book, it has been so relevant and helpful to me because my son has gone through a similar experience.  I have been very naïve about the types of marijuana and THC levels, so Laura’s book was a great help to me in terms of education on marijuana, the impacts on the young adult brain, and also an incredible help to me as a parent struggling with my 19 year old who was using marijuana at what I know realize were toxic levels of THC. … Read the rest