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Heidi Swan with former congressman Patrick Kennedy

I Met Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy!

By Heidi Swan | April 24, 2023

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…

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This Much THC is not Medicinal

Colorado’s Purchasing Limits on THC Concentrates Before and After a New Law

By Heidi Swan | March 6, 2023

“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…

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Carolyn Petty and Heidi Swan Measure M Victory

Upcoming Speaking Engagements About Our Victory with Measure M!

By Heidi Swan | March 5, 2023

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…

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Washington State Representative Lauren Davis and Heidi Swan at THC Press Conference

Press Conference in Seattle, Washington

By Heidi Swan | March 5, 2023

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 from scientists and researchers from Addictions, Drug and Alcohol Institute, the University of Washington and Washington State University. I was invited to participate in a…

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Redondo Union High School Career Day 2023

Redondo Union High School Career Day

By Heidi Swan | March 5, 2023

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…

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Dr. Phil show audience members

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

By Heidi Swan | October 20, 2022

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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Vote No on Measure M

13 Months of Measure M

By Heidi Swan | September 27, 2022

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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Portrait of Meghan Judge Melendez

Judging Meghan Podcast: Discussion About Overturning Our Ban on Pot Shops

By Heidi Swan | September 13, 2022

Meghan Judge Melendez has a great podcast where she talks about painful issues. She wants to bring them out into the open and give people hope that things can get better. She knows because it was tough for her at a few points in her own life. As it turns out, Meghan also happens to…

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

By Heidi Swan | September 13, 2022

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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