States with recreational marijuana have greater rates of homelessness
source: https://www.usich.gov/homelessness-statistics

Drugs, Homelessness & a Growing Public Health Disaster

by PAULA D. GORDONWed, December 11, 2019

Conditions of squalor, which may be found in a refugee settlement or on the streets of a third world country, appear to be rapidly increasing in certain places in the United States over the past several years. This phenomenon is evident not only in a growing number of cities in California – including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Diego – but in cities in Oregon, Washington State, Colorado, and elsewhere. During the past several years, similar signs of deteriorating conditions have also become increasingly evident in New York City and Washington, D.C.

View of the homeless encampments along Central Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

A Night In Jail

Storytelling as Substance Abuse Prevention

Busted for smoking pot, suburbanite college-bound Danny is incredulous when forced to spend the night in jail. He’s repulsed by his cellmate, a homeless and mentally ill drug addict who keeps him awake all night with his delusional rants. By morning Danny’s world is completely upended. A Night In Jail is a grim page-turner with a staggering ending.