“The Dangerous Truth About Marijuana” Coming to Bogalusa

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, February 13, 2024

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The “The Dangerous Truth About Marijuana” training will be conducted on February 29, 2024, at the Bogalusa American Legion Home from 8:30 am – 11:30. The training is for educators, prevention providers, coalition members, law enforcement, probation officers, school administrators, counselors, parents, churches and community members.

Laura Stack’s 19-year-old son, Johnny, died by suicide on November 20, 2019, after becoming psychotic from dabbing high-THC marijuana concentrates. Soon afterward, Laura started a 501c3, Johnny’s Ambassadors, to educate parents, teens, and communities about the dangers of today’s high-THC marijuana on adolescent brain development, mental illness, and suicide.

In this training, Laura will share the story of Johnny’s marijuana addiction 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. After marijuana, he 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, and his eventual demise. Three days before his death, Johnny issued his own warning about marijuana usage. Through this tragic tale, Stack hopes to help parents talk to their children about the dangers of using marijuana. Laura’s real-life story is backed by recent scientific research on how today’s THC products can harm our youth. This presentation is a clarion call for parents across America to educate themselves about the risks of today’s high-THC marijuana products and to better understand the potentially devastating effects on their children.

“The Dangerous Truth About Marijuana” is being offered free of charge to the public by ADAPT’s Partnership For Success (PFS) program. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Ginger Champagne or Stacy Hartzog at 985-735-0160.