This week on Century of Lies, Canada's House of Commons discusses decriminalization and harm reduction in a debate over Bill C-216, plus Prof. Susan C. Boyd, PhD, on her new book Heroin: An Illustrated History.
This week on Century we talk about organizing on campus for drug policy reform in Iowa with Josh Montgomery, Outreach Coordinator for NORML-ISU at Iowa State University. Plus, the state of Massachusetts considers decriminalizing people who use drugs and establishing safe consumption sites.
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons recently held a hearing on The Future of UK Music Festivals. One panel looked at ways to reduce possible drug-related harms, including the possibility of drug safety testing at festivals and other events. This week on Century of Lies we hear from some of the witnesses including Assistant Chief Constable Justin Bibby with the Staffordshire Police, Deputy Chief Constable Jason Harwin with the National Police Chiefs’ Council, and Professor Fiona Measham, PhD, Chair in Criminology at the University of Liverpool and director and co-founder of The Loop.