Drug Truth Network

The Drug Truth Network (DTN) is a media production organization dedicated to exposing the fraud, misdirection, and wastefulness of the “war on drugs.” We invite you to share DTN’s “unvarnished truth about the drug war,” through our innovative radio programming, including Century of Lies, Cultural Baggage and 4:20 Drug War News.  Dean Becker & Doug McVay produce nine radio programs per week for the Drug Truth Network (DTN).

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Cultural Baggage

04/23/24 Howard Wooldridge

Howard Wooldrige recently gave a talk to Grover Norquists gathering about Policing for Profit on US highways.

Howards Vision Statement:

Envision an America where there are no drug dealers on sidewalks selling drugs, shooting each other and destroying neighborhoods.
Imagine a world where all drugs are sold in a state-regulated store by a clerk making 12 dollars an hour.
Picture a world where al-Qaeda and other terrorists do not make billions guarding the drug trade and selling drugs.
Think of an America where felony crime is reduced by half which allows the police to focus on the deadly DUI, the child predator and other public safety threats.
Consider the prospect of redirecting the 72 billion tax dollars currently spent chasing non-violent drug users & their suppliers.
See a world where, if one day you or a loved one has a drug problem, you see a doctor not a judge.
This world is possible when we find the courage to end Modern Prohibition.


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Century of Lies

04/23/24 Palani Narayanan

This week on Century of Lies: Human Rights and the Drug War. In the Philippines, former Senator Leila de Lima was imprisoned for nearly seven years by the Duterte regime, framed for crimes she didn’t commit because she spoke out against human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings there. She spoke recently on Ending Extrajudicial Drug War Killings and Extending Transitional Justice for Victims.

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Becker's Buds

Marshall Fogg retired from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) as a Chief with 32 years of federal service while obtaining the highest law enforcement awards from the USMS Director, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, the Federal Bar Association and others, for service above and beyond the call of duty. He was officially honored with a task force plaque displaying ‘Batman’ for his ‘Gotham City’ and super hero characterization while on 24 hour call supervising joint USMS/DEA/State & Municipal enforcement operations nationwide. During his tenure in the USMS he was a member of the Special Operations Group (SOG) aka, SWAT TEAM which, included extensive training in Major Court Security OPS, Scuba Dive Rescue Specialist, Paratrooper, Special Assault Weapons, HandTo-Hand Combat, Improvised Explosive Devices and Foreign Dignitary Protection for the United Nations, General Assembly.

4:20 Drug War News

Moral High Ground

04/23/24 Howard Wooldridge

Howard Wooldrige recently gave a talk to Grover Norquists gathering about Policing for Profit on US highways.

Howard heads up CItizens Opposing Prohibition and pays weekly visits to the US Congress to speak to our elected officials about how miserrable the drug war has become over the decades.  Howard travels extensively to share the truth about this eternal war on logic.

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Howard Wooldrige