Posts Tagged: decriminalizing drugs

As of this blog, nine states and Washington D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana—Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. Medicinal marijuana is legal in another 29 states. While weed is gaining momentum, there’s a lack of financial institutions to support the blossoming industry. Unfortunately, cannabis businesses are forced to operate under the…

I attempted to write this blog about half a dozen times. Feeling an overwhelming resistance, I’d sit at my desk, type a few words, delete them, then try again. When the flow didn’t materialize, I told myself, “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Ten days later, I still  hadn’t written the blog. What was my problem? Drugs…

Did you watch the 60 Minutes segment about the opioid crisis on October 15th, 2017? In case you missed it, 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker interviewed ex-DEA Agent Joe Rannazzisi, who ran the DEA’s Office of Diversion Control that regulates and investigates the pharmaceutical industry. Rannazzisi, a whistleblower, said the opioid crisis was allowed to…

In response to my September 26, 2017 blog about Modernizing Marijuana Retail Stores, my friend Lea Claveran shared that she is using a CBD-based skin care product called CRAVE. CBD, also known as canabinoid cannabidiol, is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in marijuana and comes in oils, edibles, vapes, and flowers. In case…

Words of Wisdom Promoting a new novel without an established reader base is daunting and intimidating. After hosting a book-launching event, and asking (begging) friends to please read, review, and recommend Busted to others, I needed to expand my universe and have been seeking professional and influential blogger reviews. When a novel is submitted, there…

My writing professor recommended that I create an audio version of Busted. As I embarked on another expedition that I knew nothing about, I discovered that a company called ACX, (Audio Book Creation Exchange) which is owned by Amazon, dominates 95% of the market. Through ACX, an author can have an audio book created and…