Association Between Marijuana Laws and Suicide Among 12- to 25-Year-Olds in the United States from 2000 to 2019

In the United States, suicide rates have increased by around 36% within the past two decades. And researchers have linked marijuana use with suicidal ideations, plans, and attempts.

It’s no surprise, then, that researchers are now looking into whether changing marijuana policies are influencing suicide rates, particularly in teens.… Read the rest


Do you know what 420 Day is? Why is today meaningful? And more importantly, where will your teen be at 4:20 PM today?

Because today, 4/20, is International Weed Day, the day people around the world celebrate a drug that remains illegal in the U.S.:… Read the rest

July 4-10 is National Marijuana Facts Week© (NMFW)!

National Marijuana Facts Week (NMFW) is an annual, week-long, national health observance created by Johnny’s Ambassadors Youth Marijuana Prevention to raise public awareness about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development, mental illness, and suicidality.

The week-long observance kicks off with a “bang” on Monday, July 4 and symbolically culminates on Sunday, July 10 (see what is Anti-710 Dab Day?),… Read the rest


By Laura Stack

Today, June 8, 2021, marks the dawn of a new epoch in protecting youth from the harms of marijuana, signaled by the overwhelming bi-partisan passage of Colorado House Bill 1317 to regulate marijuana concentrates ( More than seven years after the passage of legal recreational marijuana, the Colorado legislature recognized how high-potency marijuana can harm young people and put several important regulatory measures into place.… Read the rest