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.
Drug War Facts
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.
Sat - Doug McVay reports on first day of legal cannabis in Oregon 2/2
Fri - Doug McVay reports on first day of legal cannabis in Oregon 1/2
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cyd Maurer, a journalist who was recently fired from her job as a TV news anchor in Oregon for testing positive for marijuana, and with Kathleen Kane-Willis of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy about their new report on heroin in Illinois.
This week we talk with Vivian McPeak, director of Seattle Hempfest, about marijuana, Washington state medical and adult use marijuana laws, and about Seattle Hempfest, which is August 14-16 this year.
This week coverage of the Cannabis Creative Conference featuring interviews with Aaron Smith of the National Cannabis Industry Association, Morgan and Twice Baked In Washington from the Marijuana Business Association, and some words from Congressman Earl Blumenauer.
This week: the Justice Department's inspector general issues a report criticizing the DEA's handling of its confidential informant program, and the Senate narcotics caucus hears about barriers to CBD research.
This week Doug McVay talks with Seattle attorney and NORML board member Jeff Steinborn about Washington's marijuana laws, plus President Obama speaks about sentencing reform at El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma.
This week we're at a news conference featuring Congressman Earl Blumenauer, discussing Oregon's new legal adult use marijuana program.
This week: we talk with Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies about World Drug Day, and we hear from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime about its new World Drug Report, drug legalization, and the drug war.
This week we talk with Steve Rolles of Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Nazlee Maghsoudi of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy about the June 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform, plus an update on Oregon's legal adult use marijuana program.
This week: we hear from the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction about the new European Drug Report 2015, and we look ahead to theJune 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform.
This week we talk with Dr. Denis Petro about medical cannabis, and with Professor Alfred McCoy about the CIA's history of involvement in drug trafficking.
This week we're at the Patients Out of Time clinical cannabis conference in West Palm Beach, FL. We talk with California criminal defense attorneys Heather Burke and Zenia Gilg about a landmark case they've been arguing in federal court, and with longtime NORML activist, national legal committee member, and criminal defense attorney Alan Silber.
Part two of our coverage of a recent meeting of the UN General Assembly to prepare for its special session on drugs in 2016 (UNGASS2016), featuring audio from Mr. Alvaro Jos?├ö├Â┬╝Ôö¼┬¢ de Mendon?├ö├Â┬╝├ö├▓├ªa e Moura, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations, and Mr. Milton Romani, National Drug Board Secretary, Uruguay.
This week: coverage of the UN General Assembly meeting to discuss global drug policy, with audio from Jamaican Justice Minister Mark Golding, UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, and OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.
*** This week: we're in Portland, Oregon, for the Global Marijuana March, and we hear from Russ Belville, Lindsay Rinehart, Bettie Retro, Erin Purchase and her daughter brave Mykala, and Kaliko Castille, plus we talk with LEAP's Neill Franklin about Baltimore and the death of Freddie Gray.
This week: we talk with Anthony Taylor of Compassionate Oregon about the implementation of that state's adult use marijuana program, and we hear from Yesid Reyes Alvarado, the Colombian delegate to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
Doug McVay: This week we speak with the Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy Betty Aldworth.
This week: Martin Jelsma of the TransNational Institute speaks at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting in Vienna, Austria, we also hear from the Uruguayan delegate, plus a report on the firing of the man who's been setting up Oregon's legal adult use program, Tom Burns.
This week our coverage continues of the annual meeting of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs
Doug McVay Reports: DC legalizes marijuana, and the state of Oregon looks at banking for the marijuana industry
Doug McVay reports: New legislation introduced in Congress to legalize marijuana, and a House subcommittee looks at federal forfeiture policy.
Doug McVay's conversation with Kathleen Kane-Willis, director of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy
Doug McVay Reports: We hear acting drug czar Michael Botticelli and the State Department's William Brownfield discuss drug policy, plus we talk with Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Doug McVay Reports: This week we look at the confirmation hearing of Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general of the United States.
Doug McVay Reports: The Justice Department makes minor changes to federal forfeiture policy, and Washington state legislators discuss how to combine their legal medical and adult use marijuana programs.
Doug McVay: New data from the CDC on drug overdose deaths, and a conversation with UConn SSDP chapter president Tyler Williams.
Doug McVay: New CDC data on alcohol overdose death rates, plus we look at the new chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Charles Grassley.
Doug McVay reports: National Drug Facts Week is Jan 26-Feb 1, plus we hear about drug policy reforms in Uruguay and New Zealand.
Fri - from 5/22 Doug McVay at P.O.T. conference
Wed - 2014 Review: 9/7 Doug McVay report on OD levels
Doug McVay takes a look back at 2014: This week: We look back at the Global Commission on Drug Policy's report Taking Control: Pathways for Drug Policies that Work
Doug McVay Reports: Botticelli and Lynch nominations are returned to the president, new data from the Monitoring The Future Survey shows teen use rates dropping, and an interview with Steph Sherer of Americans for Safe Access.
Senator Cory Booker, Representative Luis Gutierrez, and Representative Keith Ellison testify before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on civil rights and the US criminal justice system.
Legislation is being introduced to allow VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis to their patients, so to find out more we talk with Michael Krawitz of Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access.
Doug McVay reports: The FBI releases its annual Uniform Crime Report, and we talk with Steve Rolles from the UK's Transform Drugs Policy Foundation about the recent US election and the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016.
Doug McVay Reports: Following this weeks election, we talk with Sanho Tree of the Institute of Policy Studies and journalist Kristen Gwynne.
Doug McVay Reports: New research finds more than 39 million American adults suffer persistent pain, and Mark Kleiman talks about legal marijuana.
Doug McVay reports: This week: We hear from experts on the international implications of US moves to legalize marijuana, and a short follow-up on the story of Eric Sinacori, the UMass-Amherst student who was entrapped by campus police and forced to become a snitch.
We hear portions of the UN's Third Committee meeting on transnational crime and international drug control.
Doug McVay: The CDC releases data on alcohol involvement on so-called opioid and other drug overdoses, we hear from ONDCP Acting Director Michael Botticelli and SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde on Recovery, and college debaters this season are discussing an end to prohibition.