The Racism of Weed

CNN appears to be an opponent of President Trump, as are many media groups today. Political debate and discussion is good. CNN writers also claim the president is racist in many of his words, actions and national policy. Again, political discourse and criticism is good. Yet if CNN opposes racism -- which is a good … Continue reading The Racism of Weed

Racist Connie Lau Policies, Colin Kaepernick and Me

In August 2017, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick (CK) took a knee in protest during the pre-game national anthem. He told media after the game, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color." His action triggered other protests and ignited … Continue reading Racist Connie Lau Policies, Colin Kaepernick and Me

Cannabis THC Detection: HoundLabs Breathalyzer Release

OPEN LETTER: June 10, 2020 Cc: U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard Lt. Governor Josh Green, MD State Senator Roz Baker State Senator Mike Gabbard State Senator Laura Thielen State Representative Amy Perruso Candidate for State Representative Doni Chong (District 51) Kymberly Pine, Honolulu City Council District 1 Tommy Waters, Honolulu City Council District 4 Stephen Chang, … Continue reading Cannabis THC Detection: HoundLabs Breathalyzer Release

They Live Amongst Us. God Help Us All

My husband and I went through the McDonald's driveway window and I gave the cashier a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her 25c. She said, "you gave me too much money." I said, "Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar back." She sighed and went … Continue reading They Live Amongst Us. God Help Us All

University of New Mexico Study Confirms Cannabis Effective for Pain Treatment

New Mexico suffers the highest incidence of opioid OD and death in the nation west of Tennessee. University of New Mexico research on alternatives to opioid prescription drug use is world-class. I received my addiction and pain management training from the UNM School of Medicine. I hold seven certifications. After six highly-successful months of employment … Continue reading University of New Mexico Study Confirms Cannabis Effective for Pain Treatment

Goodness, Knowledge and Discipline

OPEN LETTER TO John Fielding, AltRes Director of Risk Management. AltRes manages some 30,000 employees and numerous companies in the State of Hawai'i. Aloha Mr. Fielding, I followed what my husband wrote yesterday. He shared your comments with me today. You and I both have something in common. From my understanding we both are of … Continue reading Goodness, Knowledge and Discipline


Derek S. K. Kawakami, Mayor, County of Kaua'i All Councilmembers: Mason K. Chock, Councilmember, County of Kaua'i Felicia Alongi Cowden, Councilmember, County of Kaua'i Gary Hooser, director, Pono Hawai'i Initiative Aloha Derek, Mason, Felicia, Kaua'i County Councilmembers and Gary, Wanted to give you heads up. Sure you’re familiar but I would recommend getting out … Continue reading EPIDEMIC ALERT: JUUL and Vaping

Privileged Racists Oppose Cannabis

Privileged White Americans love to drink alcohol (see Demographics of Alcohol below). Conversely, White Evangelical Protestants, primarily women, are most likely to oppose marijuana in society. [1] "Just Say No To Drugs," they warn. They don't consider alcohol a drug. "We've got to protect the kids from the evil weed," they say. Kids easily get … Continue reading Privileged Racists Oppose Cannabis

StarAdvertiser and Media Mislead (again) about Marijuana

U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard Governor David Ige State Senator Roz Baker (Maui) Former State Senator and County Councilor Gary Hooser (Kaua’i) Mayoral Candidate and former County Councilor Mel Rapozo (Kaua’i) Civil Beat Writer Anita Hofschneider Civil Beat Writer John Hill Vice President / Editor Star Advertiser Frank Bridgewater City Editor Star Advertiser David Butts Mahalo … Continue reading StarAdvertiser and Media Mislead (again) about Marijuana

More Pregnant Women Using Cannabis

Jacqueline Howard, writing in CNN, summarizes a Kaiser Permanente Northern California study. More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety — and a new study suggests that this slight rise in marijuana use is most pronounced among those younger in age. Summary Findings The prevalence … Continue reading More Pregnant Women Using Cannabis