A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Death – How High-THC Marijuana Took My Son, and How to Keep It from Happening to You
Featured expert: Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE (Johnny’s mom)
On the one-year anniversary of her son’s death by suicide, Laura Stack will publicly tell the story of Johnny Stack’s marijuana addiction for the first time from a parent’s point of view, a poignant chronicle of the shocking descent from innocence to eventual suicide. Before marijuana, Johnny was a computer whiz with a 4.0 GPA and a perfect math score on the SAT. He was a funny, charming, handsome young man, with a college scholarship and a bright future. After marijuana, he was an abusive wraith who stole his family dog from the home and threatened to kill it without payment from his mother. With moving candor, Laura traces the first warning signs, their attempts at rehabilitation, her desperation, and his demise. Through this tragic, transparent tale, Laura hopes to use her pain and research to help parents talk to their children about the dangers of today’s marijuana on the developing adolescent mind.
During this 90-minute presentation, Laura will discuss:
* Who’s Johnny? A Beautiful Boy, a Beautiful Life
* What Happened? Marijuana, Dabbing, and the Downhill Slide
* Marijuana and Adolescent Brain Development: Outcomes, Psychosis, and Suicide
* What I Should Have Done and What You Can Do
* The Death of a Son and Birth of a Mission
* Laura’s presentation uses research-based evidence, verified by Johnny’s Ambassadors Scientific Advisory Board.
Laura Stack is Johnny’s mom. Professionally, she is better known as The Productivity Pro®, the bestselling author of eight previous books on productivity and performance topics. She is in the Speaker Hall of Fame and has given keynote speeches and training seminars to major corporate, association, and government audiences for nearly 30 years. Laura then gained the undesired wisdom of knowing what it’s like to lose one’s child.
To help her heal from her tragedy while sitting home due to COVID, Laura formed a 501c3 nonprofit, Johnny’s Ambassadors, to educate parents and teens about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on the developing adolescent mind. She hopes to help other parents keep it from happening to them by honestly and boldly sharing Johnny’s story. Laura believes saving lives and getting teens to #StopDabbing would be a positive outcome to her great tragedy.
“Forge ahead despite your pain and give meaning to your loss.” – Laura Stack
Email Founder & CEO, Laura Stack, at [email protected].