When I talk to my adolescent clients and their parents I am told that “everyone on Maui smokes weed.” I happen to know that statement is not true because I live on Maui and I do not smoke pot. Frank Couch talks about why it is important to know your policy. It is not “just marijuana.” You are putting a powerful substance on a brain that is still developing. Be informed.
I practiced in the Seattle area before coming back to Maui. I can tell you that the drug problems on Maui are a couple of years behind the Mainland. Maui already has a heroin problem, if it follows the trend it will get worse.