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…

A California Republican, Representative Dana Rohrabacher, and an Oregon Democrat, Earl Blumenauer, co-authored the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment that prevents federal interference in medical marijuana programs that 46 states legalized. This legislation prohibits federal funds from being used to prosecute medicinal marijuana businesses, and protects patients and their caregivers from being arrested or prosecuted for using a…

Did you know…? There are 4,500 books published every day in the U.S.* There are almost one billion e-books and three million print books on Amazon.*            *From Penny Sansevieri’s book, How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon.com (To my writer friends: I highly recommend this book. If you’re interested,…