Marijuana and Suicide: A Growing Risk for Our Youth

When Hamza Warsame fell six floors to his death in December, 2015, the social media was abuzz with suggestions of a hate crime against the Muslim teen.  Warsame, an immigrant from Somalia, was living in Seattle and had been invited to the  21-year-old classmate’s apartment. However, the news came out that Warsame had smoked marijuana […]

Marijuana Chocolate Bar Put My Son on Suicide Watch

(Originally published in Motherlode, a blog of the New York Times, February 10, 2014)  By Trish Reske     A week after leaving Boston for a summer internship in California, our 21-year-old son landed in an emergency room and was put on a suicide watch. I’m going to ruin the suspense and tell you what happened: […]

Large new study shows teen cannabis use risk for later depression

We’re still concerned that too many 18-25-year-olds begin marijuana use, convinced they’re no longer vulnerable to adverse mental health effects. In the US, there’s a huge increase in Severe Mental Illness (SMI) for ages 18 to 25, according to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health for 2016-2017.

New Report: Colorado Youth at Risk from Marijuana Exposure

 A new state-funded report out of Colorado found that the state continues to hold the top ranking when it comes to past month use of marijuana.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a press release announcing the report. Also, in Colorado, more young children are being exposed to highly potent pot products. Use of […]