Heidi had a great opportunity to speak on Dr. Phil!

Dr. Phil show audience members

Some viewers of Dr. Phil may want to hear more about what I said on the episode about marijuana legalization. Thank you for checking in! I am so grateful to Dr. Phil and the show’s producers for the privilege of being in the studio audience of this show. This post is for you. In this…

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13 Months of Measure M

Vote No on Measure M

Over the last 13 months, I have been deeply involved with fighting a cannabis business from overturning the ban on pot shops in the city where I live, Hermosa Beach, California. 13 months ago, I was utterly overwhelmed. All I knew was how bad this would be for the youth in my community. And how…

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Legal Retail Pot Coming to Your Town? What Can You Do?

Scott Chipman from Americans Against the Legalization of Marijuana, or AALM, and I did a workshop together. We presented the data showing an increase in youth use when a local jurisdiction allows legal marijuana retail. Scott gave a history of legal marijuana in California. Then I went on to talk about what can be done…

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THC – The Human Consequences

Researcher holding a white rat

This edgy 3-minute video was co-produced by www.EveryBrainMatters.org and myself. Our purpose is to show how the industry and our lawmakers are not discussing the public health consequences. We interviewed some fantastic youth: Roxy, Jake, Kayan. There were several movers and shakers in the prevention field involved: Dr. Karen Randall, Dr. Eric Roberts, Dr. Ken…

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Marijuana Harmless? think Again

I am very excited to be speaking about the link between marijuana and mental illness for http://www.matforce.org/, the top provider of prevention education and recovery support in Yavapai County in Arizona. Originally, I was introduced to them by my good friend, Sally Schindel. Sally has worked with them for years. I am very fortunate to have…

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