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Most teens have not heard the scientific data linking youth marijuana use to an increased risk for mental illnesses. Heidi knows first-hand because it happened to her and my brother when they were young.

Heidi's approach as a speaker is to weave their very personal stories with the latest research. This message has never been as urgent as it is today because of the ultra-high potency products on the market that carry even more risks than the marijuana she and her brother used 40 years ago.

Heidi had the great honor to appear on the final season of Dr. Phil in an episode about marijuana legalization. Fox.com and NBC-LA, Epoch Times's California Insider [YouTube] and We the People Radio have interviewed her about her work to educate about the harms of THC and mental illness.

This summer, Heidi will be presenting for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 2023 California Conference.

Heidi's work has brought her to Washington D.C. to speak with Drug Advisors to Senator Dianne Feinstein and then-Senator Kamala Harris.

Locally, she was appointed to the Cannabis Advisory Group in Hermosa Beach. As an instructor, she taught continuing education for lawyers and professional fiduciaries. She's worked as an advisor to Los Angeles Defense Attorney, Robert Schwartz.

On prevention education, she's spoken for a wide range of audiences. Notably: Smart Approaches to Marijuana, Stanford REACH Lab's Teaching Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Virtual Conference, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of New York State, Long Beach and Solano County chapters of NAMI, County of Los Angeles Public Health Youth Advisory Committee and to Los Padrinos, formerly a juvenile detention facility.

Whoever Heidi is addressing, she adjusts the content and length of her presentation. In every instance, she presents vital information in a relatable way.

In addition to being a speaker, she co-authored the first and only Young Adult fictional novella which illustrates many of the short and long-term mental health impacts of marijuana. The story is called A Night In Jail.*

A Night In Jail is inspired by Heidi's brother’s true life as a homeless drug addict with schizophrenia who went to jail eighteen times. They wrote the book together and adapted it into an audiobook, a short film and a play for the stage.

Additional Videos

Fox.com: My Comments to Chuck Schumer About Legalization

NBC-LA: A Night in Jail: A Short Film Aimed at Preventing Homelessness


*Please see over 275 4.4-star reviews on Amazon


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