OSU Professor Lawrence Pasternack re OpEd in Tulsa World: What's the best way to regulate legal marijuana? The free market. + Howard Wooldridge is half way across America on his bicycle promoting end of drug war.
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STEVE FOX TRIBUTE: With the passing of cannabis reformer extraordinaire Steve Fox we hear from long time associates Bruce Mirken of MPP and Mason Tvert Steves associate at VS. Strategies. According to Marijuana Moment: "Steve was a lead drafter of Colorado’s historic Amendment 64, which legalized cannabis for adult use, and he managed all aspects of the successful campaign behind its passage and implementation. He also conceptualized and co-founded Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER), which laid a lot of groundwork for the legalization effort and contributed to a seismic shift in the U.S. cannabis policy debate. In 2009, he co-authored the book “Marijuana Is Safer: So why are we driving people to drink?,” which is based on the SAFER strategy.... Tikkun olam. Mission accomplished."
Paul Armentano the Deputy Director of NORML discuss more legal states, racial history of drug war and backwards looking Texas politicians + Abbie Rosner, writer for Forbes on advance of legal psychedelics.
Kassandra Frederique the Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance on "claiming the moral high ground" in the drug war + DeVaughn Ward, Sr. Counsel of Marijuana Policy Project
Det. Howard Wooldridge (Ret) one of the founders of LEAP is once again crossing the United States. No horse involved this time he is riding his bike to celebrate his 70th birthday. He wears a shirt that says: "Cops Say Legalize Heroin - Ask Me Why" + DTN Editorial: "Drug war is racist, stupid and evil"
Doctor Katharine Neill Harris testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on the failed war on drugs and solutions based on racial justice and harm reduction.
Ed Forchion, AKA NJWeedman has been the burr under the saddle of New Jersey politicians for decades, fighting for the rights of cannabis users and jury nullification.
Paul Stanford, internationally recognized drug reformer hosts Cannabis Common Sense a TV show in Portland. Last week he invited Dean Becker, Drug Truth Network host to be a guest. This audio is less than half the one hour TV program.
Howard Wooldridge founder of Citizens Opposing Prohibition re major reset on drug perspectives,+ Carly Wolf is NORML’s point person RE state policies to discuss progress in New Jersey and Jenn Michelle Pedini is the driving force for cannabis change in Virginia
Doctor Richard Andrews discusses the Texas blizzard, covid, overdose and the release of a new report from Fair and Just Prosecution: Reconciling Drug Courts, Decarceration and Harm Reduction.