After 50 years as a member of the State Bar of California (I was admitted to the Bar at age 3, you see) I have removed the fraternal robes of the lawyer and taken quill in hand to write about a topic that is critical to the health of our nation. Over the years I have cut my teeth, strengthened my arm, and streamlined my brain as a trial lawyer, a mediator, arbitrator and volunteer settlement judge, a county hearing officer and a civic leader. My study of economics has contributed greatly to the effort in which I now engage — to rally our great country to the cause of drug policy reform for a system of toleration, counseling and control. I call it the TCC Solution. In this undertaking my study of the issues in drug policy has benefited from the lawyer’s endurance, which develops naturally over the years as the profession demands persistence in research, analysis and investigative effort. I have devoted such efforts both to the law and economics of our failed drug policy, but also to understanding the causes of addiction, what makes it a persistent health problem, and the policies and methods best suited to the cutting of this scourge to its barest minimum.
For my CV and the kind words I say about myself, as a lawyer, see the professional site of my law years
Dave and Nancy Finch with Lisbon in the background
50th wedding anniversary