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

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This edgy 3-minute video was co-produced by 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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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 Described as a Hit Piece

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It’s nice to see a couple of months after my interview with 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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