Talking to High School Kids About Alcohol

A few years ago a mom was telling me that her talk with her 18 year old daughter included, “Don’t drink too much.” And she’d go on to explain that her daughter was about to go to college anyhow and it wasn’t like she could control her in college. I gasped hearing this as my kids were still quite young and in a rare moment of self awareness, said nothing. I’m pleased I said nothing because as my kids have grown the alcohol conversation has evolved. When they were tiny …

My Mom is Funnier than Your Mom

Here’s today’s picture, the subject line she sent was “LA’s Best?”. I got super busy today working on two really different projects and eating Fresh Brothers salad like the bowl was a feedbag attached to my neck. Tomorrow I’ll blog properly… I hope. Or maybe even tonight.

I’m Not Saying This Happened To Me

Really, it could happen to anyone. You could conceivably get very stoned and hide your marijuana in a really great hiding place. Then, the next day, when you are not stoned, you might forget where that really great hiding place is. But it could be worse, because your whole upstairs might stink like weed, and your children might have had that stupid drug education class where they liken marijuana to heroin. So you could be airing out your house on a very cold day, searching for a stash of marijuana …

Marijuana

There’s only one good thing about Cancer. Cancer brings about the ability to discuss marijuana in a smart way. Plenty of folks discuss pot in all sorts of ways, but cancer (and other chronic illnesses) bring the medical community into the discussion. If they aren’t stoned, it’ll be a riveting discussion. In 2007 nearly 75,000 marijuana related arrests were made. What is the real cost of those arrests? Is it $100 per arrest? Is it a thousand per arrest? What could those police officers have been doing with their time? …