1 hr 29 min

Episode # 163 High Truths on Drugs and Addiction with Heidi Swan and Christy Brown on Marijuana Murder High Truths on Drugs and Addiction

    • Health & Fitness

Can Marijuana cause Murder?

In a landmark case, Bryn Spejcher was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after stabbing her boyfriend Chad O'Meila 108 times.  Heidi Swan and Dr. Christy Brown attended the trial and share their observations and perspective.

Should Bryn be in jail? Is marijuana induced psychosis a get out of jail card for murder? Should the Marijuana industry and legislatures be in jail for failing to protect the public?

Listen and you decide.


Heidi Swan
Heidi Swan is the co-author of the only fictional story illustrating the negative mental health impacts of youth marijuana use: "A Night In Jail."  She's appeared on Dr. Phil, KCAL, KQED, Fox.com, NBCLA, Epoch Times's California Insider and the radio programs We the People Radio and Bob Enyart. She advocates for legislation to provide consumer protections on THC products. She's spoken for Esquire CLE, the Professional Fiduciary Association of California, Stanford REACH's Teaching Cannabis Awareness, Smart Approaches to Marijuana and many others. She works closely with Every Brain Matters, Johnny's Ambassadors, Parents Opposed to Pot, Moms Strong, Americans Against the Legalization of Marijuana and Parent Action Network.
A former actress, Heidi is thrilled to have been the voice of Jill Valentine in the hit video game, Resident Evil (2002).
 


Dr. Christy Brown
Dr. Christy Brown is professor emeritus at Mission College in Santa Clara.  Her son was a victim of cannabis use disorder and cannabis induced psychosis from marijuana that he obtained from medical marijuana dispensaries.  He is currently in recovery.  She is the communications director for Mom's Strong, one of the earliest organizations founded to support parents of children who have experienced the adverse effects of marijuana such as cannabis induced psychosis, and to raise awareness of these effects and advocate for policies that protect children and young adults.
 

Can Marijuana cause Murder?

In a landmark case, Bryn Spejcher was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after stabbing her boyfriend Chad O'Meila 108 times.  Heidi Swan and Dr. Christy Brown attended the trial and share their observations and perspective.

Should Bryn be in jail? Is marijuana induced psychosis a get out of jail card for murder? Should the Marijuana industry and legislatures be in jail for failing to protect the public?

Listen and you decide.


Heidi Swan
Heidi Swan is the co-author of the only fictional story illustrating the negative mental health impacts of youth marijuana use: "A Night In Jail."  She's appeared on Dr. Phil, KCAL, KQED, Fox.com, NBCLA, Epoch Times's California Insider and the radio programs We the People Radio and Bob Enyart. She advocates for legislation to provide consumer protections on THC products. She's spoken for Esquire CLE, the Professional Fiduciary Association of California, Stanford REACH's Teaching Cannabis Awareness, Smart Approaches to Marijuana and many others. She works closely with Every Brain Matters, Johnny's Ambassadors, Parents Opposed to Pot, Moms Strong, Americans Against the Legalization of Marijuana and Parent Action Network.
A former actress, Heidi is thrilled to have been the voice of Jill Valentine in the hit video game, Resident Evil (2002).
 


Dr. Christy Brown
Dr. Christy Brown is professor emeritus at Mission College in Santa Clara.  Her son was a victim of cannabis use disorder and cannabis induced psychosis from marijuana that he obtained from medical marijuana dispensaries.  He is currently in recovery.  She is the communications director for Mom's Strong, one of the earliest organizations founded to support parents of children who have experienced the adverse effects of marijuana such as cannabis induced psychosis, and to raise awareness of these effects and advocate for policies that protect children and young adults.
 

1 hr 29 min

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