Posts Categorized: About Drugs

There’s a scene in my novel, Busted, where the main character decides to try cocaine. Not having used cocaine myself, I interviewed several people to understand their experience. Out of concern for making blow sound desirable, I hesitated to describe the main character’s experience. I feel the same way about this blog. On Saturday, March…

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%…

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…