Michelle's Activism

SB1097 (Pan/McCarty) - Marijuana Warning Labels - is in committee - and we hope makes it to the Assembly vote in the near future. Here is a video of California parents who desperately demand a warning label - because #ItsNotJustPot


June 4, 2022: Parker and Michelle were asked to share Trevor's story at Marin County's innovative and ground-breaking restorative justice program, Youth Transforming Justice.

May 13, 2022 - PAIN Don't Hide the Scars Podcast

News Medical Life Sciences - May 23, 2022: Important article talking about the nationwide movement of parents-turned-activists fighting the increasingly deadly drug crisis (several of which I know well or/and in which I'm actively involved) — all challenging California's doctrine that drugs should be treated as a health problem rather than prosecuted by the criminal justice system...

Story appeared via other links in the LA Times and California HealthLine

"Sometimes, fentanyl poisoning can also cause death; Mothers Against Drug Deaths co-founder Michelle Leopold’s son died of a fentanyl-laced pill. "

May 12, 2022 - Health Focus with Dr. Scott Anderson - Post: Focus on Fentanyl. (Link to video to come)

May 13, 2022 - Sacramento CA Capitol Protest - and new Ad Campaign (Mothers Against Drug Deaths)

Talk - National League of Young Men - Marin Chapter Class of 2024 (2/12/22)

Michelle's APALD Rally Speech for Fentanyl Awareness

Mentioning the Paradigm Shift around fentanyl poisoning.

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#SmokescreenBook Launch Team



Harm Reduction Activist - Marin County

10/20 - Present


2020 Marin Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2020

KTVU News - Overdose Awareness Day


Nar-Anon Hope After Loss

4/25/20 - present

Shatterproof 2020 Stronger than Addiction Challenge

Interview - Common Ground Magazine



Redwood Bark Article - Drugs, Death & Discussion