This week on Century of Lies: Public Health, Social, and Equity Impact of Marijuana Policies. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on the Public Health Consequences of Changes in the Cannabis Policy Landscape held its third full meeting January 11 and 12. These sessions featured presentations and panel discussions covering various aspects of the social and equity implications of marijuana policy. We hear from one of the presenters, Shaleen Title, Founder and Director of the Parabola Center. Plus we talk with Sheila Vakharia PhD MSW, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance, about drug exceptionalism and her new book “The Harm Reduction Gap: Helping Individuals Left Behind by Conventional Drug Prevention and Abstinence-only Addiction Treatment.”
This week on Century of Lies: Reschedule or Deschedule? The Drug Enforcement Administration is set to review marijuana’s placement in Schedule One. To learn more we hear from Shaleen Title, Founder and Director of the Parabola Center. Plus: a new report by the UK House of Commons Home Affairs Committee recommends a major overhaul of UK drug laws, endorses harm reduction, and calls for setting up a pilot safe consumption site in Scotland. We get an update plus reaction from Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf.
Shaleen Title, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commissioner, Dominic Holden reporter for Buzzfeed re White House propaganda, US Rep Beto O'Rourke speaks at prayer breakfast & advice from beyond the grave from George Carlin
Jodie James of Florida Cannabis Action Network, Shaleen Title Commissioner on the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission & Matt Elrod re Canada's forthcoming legalization of cannabis + DTN Editorial