He had already been to several addiction treatment centers by the time he got to college. According to Ms. Stack, he had developed paranoia and believed that the mob wanted him dead. His college was a hub for the F.B.I. He threatened to kill his dog, Ms. Stack said, when he left his childhood home. Later, his mother discovered that Johnny, who was now 18, had obtained a medical marijuana card and started dealing with younger children.
According to Ms. Stack, Johnny was suffering from severe THC addiction after several visits to mental hospitals. He was prescribed an anti-psychotic medication, which helped — but then he stopped taking it. Johnny was 19 years old when he fell from six floors. He was 19. Ms. Stack stated that Johnny had been sorry to her a few days prior to his death. He had said that marijuana had ruined both his mind and life. “I’m sorry, and I love you.”
According to a recent study, marijuana-users had an increased risk of having suicidal thoughts and attempts than users who were not exposed. Ms. Stack now runs a nonprofit called Johnny’s Ambassadors that educates communities about high-THC cannabis and its effect on the adolescent brain.
There’s ‘no known safe limit.’
It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly how much THC enters someone’s brain when they’re using cannabis. That’s because it’s not just the frequency of use and THC concentration that affect dosage, it’s also how fast the chemicals are delivered to the brain. In vaporizers, the speed of delivery can change depending on the base the THC is dissolved in, the strength of the device’s battery and how warm the product becomes when it’s heated up.
THC in higher doses is more likely to cause anxiety and paranoia, as well as psychosis.
“The younger you are, the more vulnerable your brain is to developing these problems,”Dr. Levy spoke.
The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration found that youth who use marijuana prior to 18 are at greater risk of becoming addicted.
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