Follow Our Progress to Educate About THC and Mental Illness
Speaking for NAMI California 2023 Conference!
I have wanted to speak for the annual NAMI California conference for a couple of years. My good friends, Bart and Hazel Bright encouraged me to put together a proposal. They gave very helpful suggestions and I had enough good sense to listen to them. The presentation is called Educating About Substance-Induced Psychosis with Storytelling…Read More
Epoch Times’s California Insider: A Half-Hour Interview
I had the incredible opportunity to speak with Siyamak Khorrami on California Insider. We discussed the lack of information consumers have about the mental health risks of THC. We talked about SB 1097 (a bill to add mental health risks to warning labels in California) and how that bill was pulled due to pressure from…Read More
I Met Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy!
I was treated to a fundraiser dinner for the http://www.learnaboutsam.org. After chatting with some friends, I turned around and there was former Congressman Patrick Kennedy. He said, “Hi. I’m Patrick” and put out his hand. This was a very exciting moment for me. Of course, I was hoping to meet this champion for addiction and mental health…Read More
Colorado’s Purchasing Limits on THC Concentrates Before and After a New Law
“Whatever a doctor decides is right for the patient.” This is oftentimes the assumption when some legislators, researchers, and THC lobbyists discuss the amount of THC a person with a medical marijuana card should be able to purchase every day. Too often, the amount allowed is not questioned. Worse, the amounts are too confusing for most…Read More
Upcoming Speaking Engagements About Our Victory with Measure M!
This is me with Carolyn Petty, former Councilmember and Mayor of Hermosa Beach. The two of us worked very closely for over a year. We were an unbeatable team: I knew all the data about the harms of THC (to humans and to a community) and she knew how to run a campaign. The photo…Read More
Press Conference in Seattle, Washington
Washington State Representative Lauren Davis is a champion fighting for regulations on today’s high-potency THC products. Recently, Representative Davis introduced two bills. The bills were recommendations, found in this report (hyperlink https://adai.uw.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/High-THC-Policy-Final-Report-2022.pdf) from scientists and researchers from Addictions, Drug and Alcohol Institute, the University of Washington and Washington State University. I was invited to participate in…Read More
Redondo Union High School Career Day
Melissa Staab is the wonderful Drama teacher at Redondo Union High School. My son took Ms. Staab’s Beginning Acting Class and loved it. l was quite honored to be invited to speak for their Career Day. It gave me an opportunity to trace my journey from being a Drama Major at the University of Washington…Read More
Heidi had a great opportunity to speak on Dr. Phil!
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…Read More
13 Months of 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…Read More
A NIGHT IN JAIL A SHORT FILM has been made an Official Selection at the Hollyshorts Film Festival. This festival is held at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. We are thrilled! Thank you Hollyshorts!