Why I Wrote Potency Caps Are Needed to Protect Kids

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Washington State Representative, Lauren Davis, has tried two times to put potency caps on THC products. Several other states have made efforts, as well. Colorado’s legislature, for example, heard countless hours of testimony from teens, parents, and educators/caregivers about the mental and physical harms of ultra-high potency THC products. Still, the industry has very few…

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My Interview with Fox.com Described as a Hit Piece

Ganjapreneur Article "Mainstream Outlets Present One-Sided Coverage of Schizophrenia & Cannabis Use"

It’s nice to see a couple of months after my interview with Fox.com was published, it’s still being talked about. However, the author misunderstood my comments about chamomile tea. My meaning is that lawmakers act as though marijuana has the same side effects as chamomile tea. Not that they would regulate it in the same…

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Dr. Stephen Taylor’s Presentation from “What Teen Athletes Need To Know About Drugs”

Cosponsored by Behavioral Health Services and Heidi A. Swan, co-author of  A Night In Jail : a story about drugs and mental illness. A Night In Jail is the first, and only, fictional story which illustrates Cannabis – Induced Psychosis (a diagnosis in the DSM-5) A large percentage of our youth today think some drugs are harmless and “healthy.” Some even claim…

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NAMI-Solano County: My Presentation

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It has always been a strong desire to share our message with NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness). We must do everything in our power to teach our youth how to protect their brains so they have the best chance at a lifetime of mental wellness. Thank you to Hazel Bright, the President of…

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Honored to Have Dr. Christine L. Miller as Science Advisor

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Dr. Christine Miller has been our supporter from the very beginning. She has greatly honored us by advising us with our new Toolkit (education materials). Dr. Miller received her B.S. degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Neuroscience Training Program at the University of Colorado Health…

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Advocates Unite in D.C.

Heidi Swan Visiting Senators in Washington D.C.

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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