A Harrowing and Cautionary Tale that All Parents and Teenagers Should Read

Posted by Kristin Arnold on September 21, 2021

The Dangerous Truth about Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story is a harrowing tale shared by his mother (and one of my best friends), Laura Stack.

It is also a cautionary tale to us Boomers who grew up with a very different marijuana than what is available nowadays.  We think, “Oh, that’s just weed.  No big deal.”  But it IS a big deal for young people.  Teens’ brains are not yet fully developed until their early twenties – and there are some shocking realities that Stack shares in this book.

I’ve known the Stack family for at least a decade and saw firsthand the brutal effects this “lifestyle” had on each family member.  But now, OMG.  This handsome, smart, and sensitive boy took his own life after an addiction to high-potency marijuana and cannabis-induced psychosis. How can that happen in a Christian, values-based, tight-knit family?  It IS possible….and you may not even know it…before it’s too late.

This real-life story is laced with recent scientific-based research on how today’s potent THC products lead to mental illnesses in adolescents, such as anxiety, depression, paranoia, psychosis, and sadly, suicidal ideation.  It’s a true eye-opener and a cautionary tale for ALL of us to read.

BTW, we just finished the Second Annual Fundraising Walk for Johnny’s Ambassadors to reduce adolescent marijuana abuse, mental illness, and suicide ideation. We walked to show our passion to protect youth from the harms of marijuana and we raised $237 with our tiny team of six!  You can donate here to support this amazing cause!

KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CSP, CPF|Master has been facilitating meaningful conversations between executives and managers to make better decisions and achieve extraordinary results for 25+ years. She's a leading authority on moderating panel discussions and passionate about finding the perfect olive to complement a vodka martini.

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