While many people smoke cannibis to liberate their minds, few realize that THC can enslave their souls, especially at high concentrations.
In 2012, Coloradans legalized recreational marijuana. At the time, few realized that “Mary Jane” or “weed” would lead to a dangerous epidemic of addiction due to high potency THC.
If you are the parent of a teen in Boulder, you are probably sadly aware of the growing problem of addiction associated with high potency THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
Colorado ranks #1 in the nation for teen use of THC. Colorado is also the epicenter for people using High Potency THC.
While over 70% of Coloradans say the legalization of marijuana has been successful, many others are concerned about how it would be used.
Whether people like it or not, nobody knew that THC would be concentrated into a product that is addictive, that causes psychosis, epileptic-like seizures, and vomiting.
SOLUTIONS FOR FREEDOM
People are beginning to find solutions. For example, educators with the Marijuana Education Initiative (MEI) have developed a curriculum to inform and empower students with science and reality-based marijuana prevention education. MEI’s comprehensive curriculum was created to put the most current, research-based information in the hands of parents, mentors and educators to help adolescents make informed decisions about the risks associated with marijuana use on a developing brain.
Knowledge is best PREVENTION
As Colorado leads the nation in addiction, anxiety, and psychosis related to high potency THC, it is essential to learn about the reality of marijuana and its effects on the brain and body. Dispensaries, community, media, family and schools offer mixed messages about THC. These include “it’s medicine,” “it’s natural, therefore it’s safe,” “nobody has ever died of an overdose,” and “it’s safer than alcohol.”
Following are links to more information to help protect you and your loved ones.
Colorado mother warns about high potency THC Youtube. Nov 8, 2021- A Colorado mother is on a mission to educate the public about the detrimental impacts of THC on brain health in teenagers. Laura Stack’s son Johnny took his own life after regularly using high-TCH cannabis products which he’d purchased legally with a med-card. He was 19.
How Weed Became the New OxyContin: Big Pharma and Big Tobacco are helping market high-potency, psychosis-inducing THC products as your mother’s ‘medical marijuana’ by LEIGHTON WOODHOUSE, in Tablet. August 30, 2022.
High-THC Cannabis Concentrates and Their (Scary) Effect on the Teenage Brain: Is dabbing causing mental health problems for Colorado kids? – by Lindsey B. King in 5280. This comprehensive article offers a glossary of terms, stories, and an overview of THC effects on Colorado kids.
The Problem with the Current High Potency THC Marijuana from the Perspective of an Addiction Psychiatrist by Dr. Elizabeth Stuyt, MD – Dr. Libby Stuyt is an addiction psychiatrist in Pueblo, Colorado who has witnessed the emergence of THC addiction. “I started seeing people with the worst psychosis symptoms that I have ever seen,” she told me. “And the worst delusions I have ever seen.”
Which brain would you choose? By Sarah Haas in the Boulder Weekly, December 1, 2016.
Broomfield residents to join national walk to stop dabbing by BROOKLYN DANCE in Daily Camera, September 15, 2021
Guest Opinion: Kids and THC by By Chris Rogers, MD, April 26, 2021 in Daily Camera. Psychiatrist Dr. Rogers sees epidemic problem with high potency THC affecting Colorado’s kids. He asks everyone to supports reasonable regulations to put a halt to unsafe practices that sacrifice the lives of kids in Colorado for reckless profit. He asks to stop hiding the potential dangers of high potency THC products under the guise of healing.
Colorado’s new marijuana regulation bill is out. Here’s what’s in it. THC potency caps won’t happen this year, but there’ll be limits on how much concentrate can be purchased in a day. by ALEX BURNESS in The Denver Post, May 14, 2021.
Guest opinion: Tim Howard and Rachel Friend: High-potency THC creates unforeseen crisis in The Daily Camera, February 27, 2021.
• The Colorado chapter of Narcotics Anonymous.
• Durango’s Open Sky Wilderness Therapy
The Federal government classifies cannabis as a Schedule I drug.
Colorado House Bill 21-1317 signed into law which appropriates money to study THC Cannabis and change rules about physician oversight.