John Newmeyer ohn Newmeyer was educated at Caltech and Harvard. He has flourished in two careers: as an epidemiologist at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic in San Francisco and as the proprietor of Heron Lake Vineyard and Winery in Napa. He is the author of 90 published works, mostly in professional journals but also in Harvard Magazine, The People's Almanac #2 and CoEvolution Quarterly.

Dr. Newmeyer also has hitched freight train rides, worked on a kibbutz, trekked in the Himalayas, invented and manufactured a board game, made a nearly-successful run for Congress, and travelled to the seven continents.

Dr. Newmeyer's latest book, Mother of All Gateway Drugs is now available!
Mother of All Gateway Drugs takes a hard look at "drug" use patterns, and concludes that the longstanding War on Drugs has resulted mostly in vast cruelty visited upon people merely because of their addictive disease, and huge waste of money on failed drug policies. The author argues that "drugs" must be understood in the larger context of psychoactive "substances" which we all enjoy.

The War cannot be won.
The only sound policy
is embraced by four simple words:
legalize, tax, regulate
and discourage.
...John Newmeyer

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2004 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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