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My generation was part of the “hippie” movement: the free-love, LSD-taking, marijuana-smoking, counter-culture allure that spanned the U.S. in the 1960’s. Forty years later… An article by Peter Rowe in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, February 18th stated that from 2006 to 2013, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported a 250%…

I’ve received many emails asking about the status of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment–the legislation that prevents the U.S. Justice Department from interfering with state medicinal marijuana programs. (BTW, thanks for contacting me.) Attached to previous budget bills, the amendment has been carried forward with the last four budget debates. The most recent was February 8th, which…

After I’d written my last blog, (about the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment Update and Marijuana as a Gateway Drug), I read about other countries’ approach to the war on drugs. Norway Norway’s parliament has voted to decriminalize marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. Norwegians found with small quantities of drugs will be diverted into treatment programs rather than criminally…

I’d posted on my personal FB page that after Christmas I’d joined my husband on a business trip to Del Mar, California, which we turned into a few days of much needed R&R. In addition to eating in fabulous restaurants, we movie binged. Here are the films we saw and my critiques. LADY BIRD Having…

According to an article in Sunday’s December 17th, 2017 Los Angeles Times, the legalized marijuana industry is projected to grow to $7 billion by 2002. In preparation, California, banks, and federal regulators are working together to create a “green banking system.”   Under this new system, one bank would be designated as a central repository…

The following updates are from the Drug Policy Alliance. Thought you might enjoy hearing about positive progress. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, which prevents the Justice Department from using federal funds to interfere with state medical marijuana programs, was approved until December 22, when federal spending will be revisited. (The legislation was tacked onto the federal funding…