If you’re officially addicted to marijuana, you’re going to have trouble quitting — no matter who you are. Despite what some marijuana advocates claim, withdrawal can cause intense physical and psychological effects that make stopping the use of marijuana very difficult.… Read the rest
Teens acting a little unusual is nothing new. But if a teen starts telling you that people are out to get him, or someone “knows” about him or is watching him, consider it a huge red flag. This type of paranoia and suspiciousness is not normal.… Read the rest
My forever-19-year-old son, Johnny, would have been 23 years old tomorrow, February 7. I was emailing with a friend about it, who also lost her son to suicide and is in the suicide prevention field now. She was recently attending a conference, where someone told her suicide was no longer the #1 cause of death for teens in Colorado as of 2021 — that it was overdose.… Read the rest
I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful holiday season with those you love. I know for many of us, this is a difficult time of year. It’s hard to imagine Johnny died over three years ago. Our daughter and son-in-law are expecting our first grandson next month, our youngest son just graduated from Colorado State University, and John and I are moving in May from the house where we raised our children.… Read the rest
Reefer Madness, a 1936 film, portrays users driven insane by pot, even to the point of suicide. Based on analyses performed in the 1960s, and to a lesser extent on archived samples in recent years, old-style “reefer” was remarkably weak. The marijuana that had people dancing naked at Woodstock had a THC content of maybe 2-3%.… Read the rest
There are four main ways users can consume marijuana: inhalation, oral, sublingual, and topical.
Inhalation is the classic means of ingesting pot, via smoking, dabbing, or vaping. Users can roll joints with flower or smoke pre-filled blunts. Or they can dab (heat) and inhale concentrated THC extracts such as shatter, wax, or crumble.… Read the rest