Stephen Downing began his 20-year police career in a squad car and finished as a deputy chief of police. As Commander of the Bureau of Special Investigations at one point, the Administrative Narcotics Division was one of the divisions within his scope of authority.
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This week on Century of Lies: #FreeDULF. On October 25, police in Vancouver, British Columbia, raided the office of the Drug User Liberation Front. Plus, the UN’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs held an intersessional meeting to discuss progress in international drug control.
Dean Becker, the Reverend Most High, give a sermon to the full congregation at a Galveston Texas church.
This week on Century of Lies: Righting Wrongs Worldwide - #Reform2023 Highlights. The Drug Policy Alliance held its 2023 biennial international Reform conference over the weekend of Oct. 19-21.
Ethan Nadelmann, founder of Drug Policy Alliance premiers new podcast: PSYCHOACTIVE on I Heart and other outlets. Ethan and DTN host Becker discuss the podcast, overdose deaths, new US Drug Czar and much more
This week on Century of Lies: Safer Supply Saves Lives. The National Safer Supply Community of Practice recently launched the London, Ontario InterCommunity Health Centre Safer Supply Program 2023 Evaluation Report.
Nick Morrow served as a deputy sheriff and detective for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, where he worked custody, patrol, narcotics, and training assignments. He was certified as a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor and provided training to hundreds of law enforcement officers. He now works with LEAP.
This week on Century of Lies: Advancing Decriminalization. United for Marijuana Decriminalization is a coalition of marijuana policy reform organizations. They held a news conference October Fifth to discuss how the Biden Administration can move forward to advance marijuana decriminalization and to center equity approaches throughout the federal government.
Professor Nate Jones is allied with the James A. Baker III Institute and Rice University. He teaches at Sam Houston University. His focus is primarily on the workings of the drug cartels south of our border with a particular focus on the Mexican Cartels.
This week on Century of Lies: Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs and Harm Reduction. On this edition of Century, part two of a conversation with Doctor Tim Piatkowski, a researcher and lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, who has been doing some groundbreaking work regarding harm reduction and the community of people who use image and performance enhancing drugs.