This week on Century: Legalization and the art of the impossible. The Canadian Parliament is currently considering Bill C-126, A Health-Based Approach to the Substance Use Act. We hear from the sponsor, MP Gord Johns. Plus Eris Nyx with the Drug User Liberation Front.
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Lucas Wiessing Chief scientist for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, a few words from Dr. Christoph Buerki, the designer of the decades old and very successful Swiss heroin injection program and we hear from Portugal's Drug Czar Dr. Joao Goulao. + Neill Franklin, former Exec Dir of LEAP.
This week on Century we discuss adolescent overdose deaths, harm reduction, and recovery with Joseph Friedman, an addictions researcher and MD/PhD student at the Center for Social Medicine at UCLA, and Dr. Sheila Vakharia, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement for the Drug Policy Alliance.
Joe Jaworski, the former mayor of Galveston and the grandson for Leon Jaworski is running for Attorney General for the state of Texas. Topics include voting rights, reproductive rights, affordable care act and Joes pledge to lead the charge to legalize cannabis in Texas once elected.
On this edition of Century we're joined by Sarah Reyes, MSW, Policy Analyst with the Texas Center for Justice and Equity and co-author of their new report “Reversing the War on Drugs in Texas: Prioritizing REAL Public Health and Safety for Texans.” We discuss the failures of the state’s existing drug policies and some solutions, including decriminalization of drug use and the prioritization of
Tony Newman serves as Director of Communication for the Overdose Prevention Program at Vital Strategies, a major part of Michael Bloomberg's eponymous philanthropy making a $120 million investment to help fight fatal drug overdoses. Tony served for 19 years previously as Media Director for the Drug Policy Alliance.
This week on Century, a discussion on Extrajudicial Drug War Killings in 2022 with David Borden, Director of the DRCNet Foundation / StopTheDrugWar.org; Zaved Mahmood, human rights and drug policy advisor to the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights; and Commissioner Karen Gomez-Dumpit, a member of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines.
Tony Serra, the infamous San Francisco attorney joins us for the full half hour. At 87 years old, Tony is still practicing law on a regular basis. Topics include drug laws, human rights, snitches, witches and corrupt law enforcement.