The Community Health Foundation of Kay County is Hosting Free Community Education Event With Speaker Laura Stack
Ponca City Now - October 25, 2023 6:01 am
The Community Health Foundation of Kay County is hosting a free community event with speaker Laura Stack at Pioneer Technology Center in the Conference Center.
Laura’s 19 year old son died by suicide in 2019 after using marijuana and having a psychotic episode. Laura founded an organization called Johnny’s Ambassadors to help educate parents and students about the dangers of marijuana use in teens.
In the latest data from Kay County, 45% of High School Seniors had used marijuana in their lifetime and almost 20% of High School Seniors had reported using marijuana in the last 30 days. THC affects the adolescent developing brain and causes a loss of 6 to 8 IQ points, an increased risk of not graduating high school, an increase in impulsiveness and paranoia, and a decrease in judgment, memory, and reaction time.
Think you know all there is about marijuana…here are some facts you may not know: