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Who has heard the use of THC increases the risk of serious mental illness? Heidi knows first-hand because she and her brother suffered from Cannabis Induced Psychosis in the 1970s and 80s.

This message has never been as urgent as it is today because of the expanding THC industry that is shamelessly marketing its child-attractive products to youth. The ultra-high potency products today carry even more risks than the marijuana she and her brother used 40 years ago.

Heidi had the great honor of appearing on the final season of Dr. Phil in an episode about marijuana legalization. She's also appeared on Fox.com, NBC-LA, KRON, KTLA, Epoch Times's California Insider [YouTube] We the People Radio and Dr. Roneet Lev's High Truths Podcast.

She's worked as a consultant to Los Angeles Defense Attorneys Robert Schwartz and Michael Goldstein on the Bryn Spejcher Cannabis-Induced Psychosis Involuntary Manslaughter Trial. See podcasts about the trial here.

As an instructor, she taught continuing education for lawyers and professional fiduciaries.

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

Locally, she was appointed to the Cannabis Advisory Group in Hermosa Beach.

Among others, Heidi has spoken for: Stanford Medicine's REACH Lab's Teaching Cannabis Awareness and Prevention Virtual Conference; Smart Approaches to Marijuana; MATFORCE; 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; Los Angeles County Rethinking Access to Marijuana; Behavioral Health Services; Rotary Clubs in Fairfield-Suisun, Hermosa and Manhattan Beach; and Los Padrinos, formerly a juvenile detention facility. She was accepted to speak for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 2023 California Conference.

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 285 4.4-star reviews on Amazon


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