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Heidi Swan Visiting Senators in Washington D.C.

Advocates Unite in D.C.

By Heidi Swan | June 9, 2019

Joined advocates from Moms Strong in D.C. We discussed the mental health harms with the health/drug advisers of senators Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Ben Cardin and Chris von Hollen. One staffer told us that we were the only group who came to talk about the negative side effects–everyone else comes in to talk about the…

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C SPAN Luke Niforatos

Making Our Case on C SPAN

By Heidi Swan | June 9, 2019

C SPAN had on Luke Niforatos from Smart Approaches to Marijuana. I called in and made a comment/question about cannabis and its relation to homelessness. My call comes in at 13:51. Luke confirms that homelessness has risen in legalized states.

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The Beach Reporter: Getting The Message Out!

By Heidi Swan | May 24, 2019

Our local paper, The Beach Reporter, has been very supportive of our project. This is a letter I wrote to the editors which was printed recently.

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12% Rise in Traffic Fatalities Nationwide

By Heidi Swan | May 17, 2019

We had some great local awareness and police enforcement on April 20, the unofficial stoners’ holiday. Thank you to Redondo Beach Police, Hermosa Beach Police and Hermosa Beach City Council for their assistance in making this happen. This is me presenting the JAMA 2018 study which shows a 12% rise in traffic fatalities on that…

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Letter to the Editor

By Heidi Swan | March 26, 2019

Redondo Union High School had a great newspaper edition which focused on the pros & cons of marijuana use. This is my letter to the editorial staff. Click on the image above to see the full article!

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Quinton Flynn and Julian in Recording Studio

Quinton Flynn is the Voice for the New Audiobook

By Heidi Swan | January 28, 2019

The voice of: “Axel/Lea” from Kingdom Hearts Series, “Raiden” from Metal Gear Series, “Iruka Sensai” from Naruto! Quinton Flynn, brings his voice over talents to A NIGHT IN JAIL, breathing life into all of the characters. His performance takes alternating hair turns of funny and frightening. Quinton is an old friend of mine from many…

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Redondo Union TV

Making the Grade on Redondo Union TV

By Heidi Swan | January 21, 2019

One of our local high schools, REDONDO UNION, did this terrific interview with me about our staged reading of A Night In Jail (the interview starts 5.5 minutes into the video). Getting this book in the hands of teenagers has been a major goal of ours so this is an important step in that direction.…

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A Night In Jail Panel discussion

Staged Reading of A Night In Jail a Smashing Success!

By Heidi Swan | January 18, 2019

The staged reading went so well the actors received a standing ovation! They gave it their ALL. Stephen Lang gave a performance which was painstakingly real–almost too painful to watch while still landing the punch lines. Jamie Landau was the perfect Danny: scared, smug and sarcastic. Karen  Gregan read the stage directions like a pro.…

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Stars of AVATAR in staged reading of A NIGHT IN JAIL

By Heidi Swan | October 27, 2018

The amazing actors of the film, Avatar, Stephen Lang and Jamie Landau, starred in a reading of an adaptation of A Night In Jail. Other stars included Cooper Ramsey, Karen Gregan, and Jessica Moss. What a terrific cast! After the reading, we had a panel to discuss the association between teen marijuana use and schizophrenia…

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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!