I wish I could go back and change my mindset. My son, Brian Fuller, committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound on October 15th, 2021.
When investigating into what could have caused my sweet boy to go to this extreme, I was shocked to uncover that Brian had been smoking Delta-8 THC carts along with high amounts of Delta-9 marijuana.
Brian was always a fun-loving kid, and he worked hard at the young age of 19. He loved his family dearly and especially his sisters and niece. But due to me traveling for work, I was always away and did not realize how badly Brian’s mental status was changing due to the marijuana and Delta-8 carts (slang term for cartridges). My daughter had voiced concerns, but none that alerted me to think that Brian was at risk of harming himself or others.
Brian stated to a manager at his job that he was losing track of time and he was having blackouts he also stated that he had a firearm and was suicidal. This was never reported to his emergency contact or to the police. Brian spoke to his manager two days before he took his own life.
I spoke to Brian the night before. He stated that he had met with a girl from work who we found out later was his drug dealer. Brian also had written a note saying he was hearing voices telling him it was ok to kill himself and not to be afraid.
Brian had childhood depression and bipolar disorder from a young age. He never complained of hearing voices and had never been diagnosed with schizophrenia. In my research, I found that one of the side effects of Delta-8 THC was hallucinations along with psychosis, loss of time, and even blackouts. I’m here to tell Brian’s story and raise awareness that it isn’t just Delta-9 marijuana it can harm your child. Delta-8 can as well: it did my son
Brian’s memorial at this link.