Cultural Baggage Cultural Baggage is DTN's longest running broadcast program with 18 years as of October 2019. We are proud to have more than three dozen affiliate stations in the US and Canada broadcasting our 29 minutes of unvarnished truth about the failure and futility of this eternal prohibition of drugs. Produced by former cop Dean Becker at KPFT, Houston, one of the 5 Pacifica "sister" stations.

Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris are known as the Power Couple of Pot for their
nearly 30 years at the forefront of the cannabis legalization movement with a
series of educational materials and books. They helped bring industrial hemp back
to America, were leaders of California’s Proposition 215 campaign to legalize
medical marijuana and exposed the atrocities of the US drug war by telling the
stories of its victims. 

Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris
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DTN GODAMARAMA EDITORIAL !!!! Doctor Carl Hart is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at Columbia University. Dr. Hart joins us for the half hour to discuss his newest book: Drug Use for Grown Ups - Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. Hart is known for his research in drug abuse and drug addiction. Hart was the first tenured African American professor of sciences at Columbia University.

Doctor Carl Hart
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Todd McCormick is a drug reform pioneer.  One of two men arrested in 1997 for growing some 4,000 marijuana plants at a Bel Air mansion was sentenced to five years in federal prison. Todd  is a former cancer patient who started using cannabis in 1979 under his mother's supervision while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Todd overcame the cancer and went on to become a lifetime advocate for cannabis. Starting in 1994, Todd worked with Jack Herer as an editor of The Emperor Wears No Clothes.  Todd is now owner of Authentic Genetics Seed Company.

Todd McCormick, Authentic Genetics Seed Company
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Cliff Schaffer established the world's largest online library of research into the drug laws at The reason I established the site is simply because I had read some of the major research on our drug laws and I just became astounded at their stupidity. There is no other area in which the law is so completely out of touch with the available research.

Cliff Schaffer , Drug Library . Org
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Det. Howard Wooldrige (ret) regularly patrols the halls of Congress.  This week he was in Iowa and New Hampshire to report on the Republican race for US President.  Topics include the stalling of officials, the failure of drug war and the success in other nations of regulating, legalizing and actually controlling the distribution of drugs.

Howard Wooldridge, Citizens Opposing Prohibition
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Dr. Richard Andrews joins us to discuss his trip to Switzerland gather new information about drug policy and techniques now being utilized around Europe.  Harm reduction., opiate use, needle sharing, compassion clinics, cannabis use, vaping, tobacco and alcohol.

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Dr Richard Andrews
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Paul Armentano has over two decades experience working professionally in cannabis policy. He is the Deputy Director of NORML. He also serves on the faculty of Oaksterdam University in Oakland, where he is the Chair of Science. His writing on cannabis and cannabis policy has appeared in over 1,000 publications, scholarly and/or peer-reviewed journals, as well as in more than two dozen textbooks and anthologies. He is a regular contributor to as well as to numerous other print and online publications. 

Paul Armentano, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
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Maia Szalavitz opinion in the NY Times: It's Not Just About Pot.  Our Entire Drug Policy Needs an Overhaul. Ms. Szalavitz has once again exposed the failings of our nations eternal war on drugs.  She stands with the Global Commission on Drug Policy, with presidents, scientists and major media from around the world in exposing the inner workings and horrible ramifications of believing in drug prohibition. 

Maia Szalavitz
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President Ruth Dreifuss , first woman to hold the Swiss presidency, is the founder and president of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. The commission wants “responsible state control, from production to consumption of drugs” but that the opposite is now the case. “It’s an unregulated market in the hands of criminal groups.”

President Ruth Dreifuss, Global Commission on Drug Policy
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Phil Smith is a reporter with Stop The Drug War.  This is a two part show this file contains Phils The Top Ten Domestic Drug Policy Stories of 2023.   

Part 2 of this show with Phil is listed below as this week's Moral High Ground program.

Phil Smith, Stop the Drug War
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