Congressional appropriators question the Department of Justice about drug policy and medical marijuana, plus members of Congress re-introduce legislation to protect medical marijuana patients.
Drug War Facts
Sun - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 7/7
Sat - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 6/7
Fri - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 5/7
Thu - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 4/7
Wed - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 3/7
Tue - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 2/7
Mon - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 1/7
This week we hear more from a debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs, with speakers including Senator Matt Daly, Senator Victor Boyhan, Ireland's Drug Czar Catherine Byrne, and Senator Lynne Ruane.
This week: we take a look at the likely next Drug Czar, US Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA).
This week: The Indiana State Senate holds a hearing on syringe exchange, plus Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo speaks out against the campaign of murder and bloodshed being carried out by Philippine president and dictator Rodrigo Duterte.
This week begins our coverage of the Sixtieth Annual Session of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria. In part one of our coverage, we hear from delegates representing New Zealand, Uruguay, and the European Union.
This week we look at the newly released report from the National Academy of Sciences, The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids; and we continue our look at the man who might become the next US Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, and examine whether Beauregard believes that the Constitution and civil rights enforcement are barriers to effective law enforcement.
This week The President talks about marijuana legalization, President-Elect Trump talks drug war with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and the head of an agency to prevent underage drinking says legalization is scary because she thinks marijuana is a gateway drug.
This week we look at the present and future of marijuana policy in the US with our special guest drug policy reform activist and marijuana policy expert Sam Chapman with New Economy Consulting.
This week we listen as the New Mexico State Legislature considers heroin treatment as a policy alternative, plus the US government stops the sale of thousands of rifles to the Philippine National Police #BoycottThePhilippines.
This week we listen in on a hearing at the New Mexico State Legislature about opiate use and heroin maintenance treatment.
This week we talk with Tom Burns, former head of marijuana programs for the state of Oregon, about balancing the needs of patients in a time of broader adult use legalization; and Philippine President Duterte says he's separating from the US over his murderous vigilante drug war #BoycottThePhilippines.
This week: we hear members of the United Nations General Assembly's Third Committee discuss international criminal justice and drug control policies.
Nate Howard with MovementBe and MovementBe.org, plus we look at the FBI's new Uniform Crime Report.
King County, Seattle, Washington, will soon have two supervised drug consumption facilities. That recommendation is part of a final report by King County's Heroin and Prescription Opiate Task Force, which released its final report on Thursday Sept. 15.
Seattle Hempfest is August 19-21 this year! This week we look at marijuana legalization, and how medical, adult social (recreational), and spiritual uses of marijuana can co-exist.
The Veterans Affairs department releases a new estimate of veteran suicides -- 20 per day in 2014 -- and we speak with the authors of new research showing that medical marijuana laws are associated with a reduction in prescription medication use.
This week: the Adult Use of Marijuana Act is officially Proposition 63 on California's November election ballot; many medical marijuana dispensaries have closed in Washington state as the adult use system rolls over the medical program; and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime releases the new World Drug Report.
The European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction releases its annual European Drug Report; we listen in on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as it decides on rules for legal adult social use marijuana; and we talk about Booze Culture.
This week: We look back at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs and hear from the presidents of Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia.
We speak with author and journalist Maia Szalavitz about addiction, overdose, and her new book Unbroken Brain; plus we talk about criminal justice with death row DNA exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth.
We speak with California NORML's Dale Gieringer, and Portland NORML's Scott Gordon, plus we hear from author and marijuana expert Robert C. Clarke.
This week we bring you sounds from the first annual cannabis Cultivation Classic in Portland, Oregon, including interviews with US Representative Earl Blumenauer, author Robert C. Clarke, and activist Madeline Martinez.
This week: more from the recent UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, the UNGASS. We speak with Adam Eidinger with DC Marijuana Justice; author, journalist, and hemp advocate Doug Fine; and radical journalist and drug policy reformer Enrico Fletzer.
This week on Century Of Lies we speak with Dr. Ciara Torres, a researcher and postdoctoral research fellow at the Columbia University School of Social Work; and with Phil Smith, reporter and editor at the Drug War Chronicle and AlterNet; plus part of an interview with Billy Murphy, Jr. the legendary Baltimore criminal defense attorney who represented the family of Freddie Gray, a young man who was murdered by Baltimore police in 2015.
This week on Century Of Lies we continue to look ahead at the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs that will be held April 19-21 at UN Headquarters in New York, and hear from Donald MacPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and Aram Barra with Mexico United Against Crime.
This week we continue preparing for the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs, which will be held April 19 and 20 at UN headquarters in New York, by hearing from two of reform's leading opponents: Singapore and Russia.
This week we continue our look at preparations for the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs and hear representatives from the European Union, Canada, and New Zealand, plus a special message from Mary Lynn Mathre, president and co-founder of Patients Out of Time, about their conference coming up in April.
This week we feature interviews with Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Vanessa Caldwell, a member of the New Zealand delegation at the annual meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna and co-chair of New Zealand's National Committee of Addiction Treatment.
This week we interview Tyler Williams, Outreach Coordinator for Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.
This week in preparation for the upcoming UNGASS on the world drug problem, we listen to a debate on whether nations should have alternatives to incarceration for simple possession of drugs, featuring legislators from Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, and Sudan.
This week: we hear a debate on global drug policy before the International Parliamentary Union, featuring Dr. Kasia Malinowska of the Open Society Institute and Professor Kevin Sabet, in preparation for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem coming up in April.
This week on Century Of Lies, we hear part of a roundtable on Drugs, Human Rights, Community, and Development: Creating synergies between Member States and civil society to empower communities, featuring commentary from Daria Mogucheva of the Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs, Lithuania; Tripti Tandon of the Lawyers Collective, India; and Vicki Hanson of the St. Catherine Ganja Growers & Producers Association, Jamaica.
This week we hear from civil society representatives at a discussion organized by the President of the UN General Assembly in preparation for the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem.
This week we talk medical marijuana with Mike Liszewski, Government Affairs Director for American for Safe Access, plus we talk with Chip Lazenby and James Morris about diversity in the cannabis industry.
Sun - Doug McVay interview of Morgan at Cannabis Collaboration Conference in Portland
This week: at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, Oregon, we interview former NBA star Clifford "Uncle Spliffy" Robinson, Aaron Smith and Bethany Moore from National Cannabis Industry Association, David Rheins and Morgan from the Marijuana Business Association, Sam Chapman from New Economy Consulting.
This week we look at human rights and the drug war with audio from Damon Barrett, Director and co-founder of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, and The Honorable Mark Golding, Minister of Justice for Jamaica.
Thu - Doug McVay reports on UN drug war re-think 3/3
Wed - Doug McVay reports on UN drug war re-think 2/3
Tue- Doug McVay reports on UN drug war re-think 1/3
We look ahead to National Alcohol and Other Drugs Facts Week, which is January 25-31 this year, and we hear about the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem coming up in April.
This week: we discuss new data on youth drug use, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's support for marijuana legalization, and Maine Governor Paul LePage's racist comments about the drug war.
This week we feature a conversation with Cyndee Clay, director HIPS-DC, a harm reduction organization based in Washington, DC.