Today, April 20th is a holiday for marijuana users. 4/20 or “420,” is a celebration of marijuana culture. Many people, transplants, and native Coloradoans alike have taken decriminalization and commercialization for granted in Colorado. Colorado set the stage for other states and countries to follow suit, and the open use of marijuana has exploded in the past decade. With that growth has come potent new strains and ways to consume THC. The marijuana of today is powerful, and it can be dangerous.
In the second hour of today’s show, Kim interviews Laura Stack and Ramey Johnson. Stack’s son became addicted to marijuana as a teenager. He committed suicide as a consequence of marijuana abuse. Stack founded Johnny’s Ambassadors in his memory. She seeks to increase public awareness of the dangers of marijuana abuse, especially for teenagers. You can support Johnny’s Ambassadors by going here.