Century of Lies Moral High Ground is a one hour examination of the horrific failure of drug prohibition. Features in depth interviews with experts in law enforcement, medicine, reform, treatment and international involvement. Every day of the week, we prove the drug war is controlled by devious criminals. Moral High Ground programs are also trimmed to a 29:00 length and then issued as a separate half hour programs titled Cultural Baggage

Matt Elrod has been a computer enthusiast since he purchased his first TRS-80 PC with 16 kilobytes of ram and a cassette tape drive. Matt became interested in reforming drug laws after becoming a father in 1987. "The drug war did not protect me, my siblings or my friends from drugs and I do not expect it to protect my children."

Matt Elrod & Glenda Barr
Matt Elrod, Glenda Barr, Drug Reform Coordination Network.
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Cliff Schaffer established the world's largest online library of research into the drug laws at http://www.druglibrary.org. 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.

Cliff Schaffer
Cliff Schaffer, Drug Library
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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.

Dr Richard Andrews
Dr Richard Andrews
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Paul Armentano's  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 TheHill.com as well as to numerous other print and online publications. Mr.

Paul Armentano
Paul Armentano, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
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A best of 2023 program featuring Maia Szalavitz in the NY Times: It's Not Just About Pot.  Our Entire Drug Policy Needs an Overhaul.  Plus Houston's current District Attorney Kim Ogg who sees no sense in our current drug laws.

Maia Szalavitz , Kim Ogg & DTN Host Dean Becker
Maia Szalavitz, Kim Ogg, Drug Truth Network
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This is part two of a one hour discussion with reporter Phil Smith of StopTheDrugWar.org.  Show focuses mostly on his Top Ten Domestic Drug Policy Stories of 2023. First half is Culltural Baggage for 12/19/23. Figured in Holiday season may need another show tto fill slotts.  MERRY CHRISTMAS

Phil Smith
Phil Smith, Stop the Drug War
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During her time at DPA, Kassandra Frederique has built and led innovative campaigns around policing, the overdose crisis, and marijuana legalization—each with a consistent racial justice focus. Her advocacy, and all of the Drug Policy Alliance’s work, lies at the intersection of health, equity, autonomy, and justice.  (HOUR VERSION 55:50)

Kassandra Frederique
Kassandra Frederique, Drug Policy Alliance
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Phillip Smith is the longtime writer and editor of the Drug War Chronicle, the online publication of the nonprofit Stop the Drug War, and was the editor of AlterNet’s coverage of drug policy from 2015 to 2018. Moral High Ground host Dean Becker and Mr. Smith discuss the top ten national and international stores in the drug war for last year.

Phil Smith
Phil Smith, Stop the Drug War
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