Tuesday, July 4 to Monday, July 10, 2023 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 Tuesday, July 4 and symbolically culminates on Monday, July 10 (see what is Anti-710 Dab Day?), which also happens to be the publication date of Laura’s book, The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story.
NMFW brings together parents, students, educators, doctors, scientists, and community partners to save our youth from the harms of today’s high-potency marijuana. We aim to decrease the perception of harmlessness and reduce the use of marijuana by young people. NMFW was created by Johnny’s Ambassadors to encourage educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about marijuana use and addiction.
TO PARTICIPATE: Select some of these activities to do during the week of July 4-10 on your own or with your coalition, community group, or organization! Use hashtag #NMFW and #StopDabbing. Please link back to our website, tag @JohnnyKStack on Twitter, @johnnysambassadors on Instagram, and our page on Facebook. We would love to know you’re participating and what you plan to do or use!
- Attend our Preventing Youth Marijuana Use conference in person or virtually
- Watch a One-Hour Webinar with Laura Stack on a tour of a Colorado dispensary.
- Distribute our middle school or high school prevention one-pagers
- Enter the national teen anti-marijuana poster contest!
- Distribute our research toolkits
- Play our marijuana trivia online gameshow
- Use one of our free Social Media Campaign Graphical Series!
- Watch or share personal testimonies from those harmed
- Host a watch party of one of our Johnny’s Ambassadors Expert Webinars for parents or your community
- Start a Book Club using The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana book
1. Attend our Preventing Youth Marijuana Use conference in person or virtually
This hybrid conference will be held LIVE in Lone Tree, CO, and LIVE STREAMED to virtual attendees. All attendees, live and virtual, will receive access to the recordings for 30 days to watch on your own time. This event is appropriate for educators, community-based organizations, school administrators, drug prevention specialists, mental health professionals, parents, teachers, coalitions, law enforcement, counselors, and anyone else working with youth, who need to understand the latest science around the harms of youth marijuana use.
You’ll participate in real-time conference presentations and interact with the speakers through Q&A sessions (via chat if you’re virtual).
DATE: Wednesday, July 6, 2022
TIME: 8:00 registration – 8:30 start – 5:30 end (includes breakfast, lunch, materials, parking, and all-day beverages)
PRICE: $99 for the livestream (includes recordings)
LOCATION: The LIVE session will be held at the Conference Center at RidgeGate, 9878 Schwab Way Suite 401 (Summit Room), Lone Tree, CO 80124. The virtual session will be LIVE STREAMED to any internet browser (not Zoom). All attendees will receive access to the recordings for 30 days to watch or review at their convenience.
2. Watch a FREE One-Hour Recorded Webinar of a Tour of a Colorado Dispensary with Laura Stack
Johnny’s Ambassadors Expert Webinar Series for Parents and Trusted Adults
“What is 710 Day? A Tour in Pictures of a Colorado Dispensary – Understanding Marijuana Dabs and Concentrates”
by Laura Stack, Founder & CEO of Johnny’s Ambassadors
Sunday, July 10, 2022 (710 Dab Day)
1:30 to 2:30 PM mountain time/3:30 to 4:30 PM eastern time
Sunday, July 10, 2022 is celebrated by the stoner culture as “Dab Day.” Do you know what July 10 (7/10 or 710) is known as Dab Day? Read about it here.
To wrap up National Marijuana Facts Week, which is July 4-10, Laura Stack will present a special FREE one-hour webinar, taking adults on a pictorial tour through a local Denver marijuana dispensary, so you can see what it’s REALLY like in a legal marijuana store today. Colorado is GROUND ZERO for marijuana – the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. Laura will help you understand “dabbing,” and how concentrates, such as shatter, wax, and oil are made, and why they are so harmful for youth brain development. Everyone who registers for this webinar will automatically receive the recording from GoToWebinar 24 hours later, whether you attended or not.
Laura Stack was best known in the business world for her professional moniker, The Productivity Pro. Her 30-year career as a keynote speaker, bestselling author of eight productivity books, and corporate spokesperson came to a screeching halt on November 20, 2019, when her 19-year-old son, Johnny, died by suicide after becoming psychotic from dabbing high-THC marijuana concentrates. Laura responded by forming the nonprofit, Johnny’s Ambassadors, to educate parents and teens about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development, mental illness, and suicide. Her platform now brings education, awareness, and prevention curriculum to parents, drug prevention conferences, community groups, and schools to stop youth marijuana use. She is a powerful speaker who brings Johnny’s personal warning and solid research together in her new book, The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story. Described as a force of nature with unstoppable drive and unwavering purpose, Laura is determined to get teens to #StopDabbing.
3. Distribute Our Middle and High School Prevention One-Pagers
4. Enter the Teen Anti-Marijuana Poster Contest
Prizes awarded — Open call for artists! This campaign is open to anyone 17 years old or younger. Because prizes are being awarded you must have an legally responsible adult give permission to participate. Your poster may either be a physical art poster or a digital media art poster (judged in two categories). It should reflect the harms of teens using marijuana or how marijuana negatively affects our environment or world. Please see the examples on this page.
Submit your poster to [email protected] by July 10th, 2023. The results will be announced on July 17, 2023. Winners will be contacted by email. The posters will be judged by a panel of judges from Johnny’s Ambassadors. First place in each category wins a $100 gift card, 2nd place is $75, and 3rd place is $50, plus a goodie bag. A decision ranking the top three submissions will be made. The winners will receive national internet exposure, and prizes will be awarded. Prizes may also be awarded by local coalitions, at their discretion, and local coalitions may also judge local submissions as well. All decisions are final and a release of liability will be required for all winners.
5. Distribute Our Research Toolkits
6. Play Our Marijuana Trivia Gameshow!
7. Post One of Our Free Social Media Graphic Campaigns!
8. Watch and Share Personal Testimonies from Those Harmed
Click Here to Share Other’s Personal Stories to Your Social Media
9. Host a watch party of one of our Johnny’s Ambassadors Expert Webinars
Play one of our 75+ expert videos from our world-class library of education by the foremost experts in marijuana prevention.
10. Start a Book Club Using The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana
The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story was published on July 10, 2021 the last day of National Marijuana Facts Week©(Anti 710 Dab Day). Download your FREE book club materials from our website.