Drug War Facts

09/18/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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08/07/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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07/10/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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07/03/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/12/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/29/16 Doug McVay

This week: We look back at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs and hear from the presidents of Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/22/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/15/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/08/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/01/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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04/24/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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04/10/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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04/03/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/27/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/20/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/13/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/06/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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02/28/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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02/21/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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02/14/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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02/14/16 Doug McVay

Sun - Doug McVay interview of Morgan at Cannabis Collaboration Conference in Portland

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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02/07/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/31/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/21/16 Doug McVay

Thu - Doug McVay reports on UN drug war re-think 3/3

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/20/16 Doug McVay

Wed - Doug McVay reports on UN drug war re-think 2/3

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/19/16 Doug McVay

Tue- Doug McVay reports on UN drug war re-think 1/3

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/17/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/10/16 Doug McVay

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.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/03/16 Doug McVay

This week we feature a conversation with Cyndee Clay, director HIPS-DC, a harm reduction organization based in Washington, DC.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/20/15 Doug McVay

This week: President Obama commutes the sentences of 95 people serving time for federal drug offenses, and we speak with drug policy researcher and human rights activist Damon Barrett.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/16/15 Doug McVay

Wed - Doug McVay editorial: drug war leads to police state

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/14/15 Doug McVay

Mon - Doug McVay reports M-F: GAO's David Mauer re ONDCP failure in drug war in reports to US Congress

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Monday, December 14, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/13/15 Doug McVay

This week: We hear ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli and the GAO's David Maurer testify before a House subcommittee on ONDCP reauthorization and about recent reports from both agencies that show that current US drug control policies are a failure.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/06/15 Doug McVay

Doug McVay reports: This week we continue our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference, with audio from Deborah Small from Break The Chains, and interviews with author and activist Kemba Smith, and with Jonathan Perri of Change.org.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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11/29/15 Doug McVay

Part two of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference. We hear from Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism; Lorenzo Jones from the A Better Way Foundation; and Amanda Reiman from the Drug Policy Alliance.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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11/15/15 Doug McVay

This week we look forward to UNGASS 2016 and learn about a new policy report by UN University, "What Comes After The War On Drugs?"

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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11/08/15 Doug McVay

This week: We look forward to the Drug Policy Alliance's international reform conference Nov 18-21 in Crystal City, Virginia, by looking back at the DPA's 2013 conference in Denver, Colorado.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/25/15 Doug McVay

This week we talk with Kirk Tousaw, an attorney and civil rights advocate in British Columbia, about the recent Canadian general election and prospects for drug policy reform under the new Trudeau government.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/18/15 Doug McVay

This week we hear from Paul Stanford, founder and director of Portland Hempstalk, plus we talk about the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/11/15 Doug McVay

The drug czar's office failed to release its annual drug control strategy for fiscal year 2015. On this week's Century Of Lies we talk about that, plus the upcoming 2016 election, with Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/10/15 Doug McVay

Sat - Doug McVay reports on first day of legal cannabis in Oregon 2/2

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/09/15 Doug McVay

Fri - Doug McVay reports on first day of legal cannabis in Oregon 1/2

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Friday, October 9, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/02/15 Doug McVay

Doug McVay report on 1st legal day in Oregon, Joe Hodek of Dixie Elixer, Steven Gutwillig of DPA, Adrian Kern of Kiva chocolate cannabis, Mike Allen Vs Whole Foods, CBS Houston: 94% for Legalization

Program: 
Cultural Baggage Radio Show
Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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09/27/15 Doug McVay

This week we hear from John Walsh of the Washington Office on Latin America and Professor Mark Kleiman from UCLA as they address a meeting of the UN University on preparations for the 2016 UNGASS.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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09/20/15 Doug McVay

This week we talk with Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, and Jason Ziedenberg, director of research and policy for the Justice Policy Institute, about mass incarceration and a new report on prisons in the US.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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09/13/15 Doug McVay

This week we hear more of that interview with Johann Hari, author of Chasing The Scream, and also from Molly Gill, Government Affairs Counsel for Families Against Mandatory Minimums.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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09/06/15 Doug McVay

This week: We talk with Michael Krawitz about international drug policy reform as well as efforts to secure medical marijuana access for our nation's veterans.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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08/30/15 Doug McVay

This week in part two of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, we talk with Bill Panzer, a criminal defense attorney from Oakland, CA; Kari Boiter, a criminal justice reform activist from Washington state; and John Conroy, an attorney from British Columbia, Canada.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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08/23/15 Doug McVay

This week: Part one of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest with audio from attorney Doug Hiatt, New Jersey Weedman Ed Forchion, comedian Ngaio Bealum, and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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