Marc Emery released from US prison earlier this month talks about his time behind bars, appreciation of being free and time with his wife Jodie & plans for the future + Doug McVay report on cannabis reducing OD's on hard drugs
Chris Goldstein re forthcoming new mag to help end war on weed + Diane Goldstein re Substance.com article tying drug war to police overkill Plus Houston DA Candidate to stop wasting dollars on drug arrests
Russell M. Webb, Houston Attorney addresses failing of criminal justice system + NBC reports on warrior cops and unanimous endorsement of weed laws by Texas sheriffs, Norm Stamper speaks in support of my book "To End The War On Drugs" in Wash DC & "This Is What Happens When You Call The Cops"
Phil Smith, reporter for StopTheDrugWar.org re forthcoming votes on drug laws + Eric Sterling of CJPF, Carl Veley of DPFT and Jake Agliata of SSDP speak in Wash DC in support of book: To End The War On Drugs - Policmakers Edition
Rep. Beto O'Rourke, LEAP Director Neill Franklin & Bill Piper Director Natl. Affairs for Drug Policy Alliance speak in US House Bldg in support of To End The War On Drugs: Summer Reading Assignment for US Officials + Marc Emery & MSNBC Report on call for legal weed
Doug McVay reports: This week show is part two of our coverage of Hempfest 2014. The event was held August 15th, 16th, and 17th in Seattle, Washington. I walked miles from one end of the fest to the other to get audio and photographs of the activists and organizers from around the country working to legalize marijuana and end the war on drugs.
Doug McVay report: This week is part one of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest 2014. It's billed as the world's largest protestival, and it lives up to its reputation. The event is massive – three city parks, four music stages, and one smaller stage with panel discussions and in-depth presentations by leaders in the industry and the movement.
Doug McVay reports DC will vote on marijuana legalization this November so we speak with Adam Eidinger of the DC Cannabis Campaign, and Congressman Beto O'Rourke participates in the summer reading assignment for US officials.
Doug McVay Reports: Oregon gets to vote on marijuana legalization, the House Judiciary Task Force on Prison Overcrowding holds its final hearing of the session, and we hear about the Summer Reading Assignment.
The House of Representatives tells the IRS and US Treasury Department to keep their hands off state-legal marijuana businesses, Congress tries to interfere with DC decriminalization, and thousands of federal drug prisoners could receive a sentence reduction.
Doug McVay reporting this week: The White House released its new annual drug strategy report so we hear from ONDCP Acting Director Michael Botticelli, plus NIDA Director Nora Volkow on heroin and prescription drugs.
Doug McVay report: This week: research into medical cannabis and PTSD among veterans stymied, the CDC raises an alarm over prescription drug use, and we look at pain management for our nation's military.
Doug McVay with more from the Patients Out of Time clinical cannabis therapeutics conference; Senate Narcotics Caucus looks at heroin and other opiate use; and Minnesota passes a limited medical cannabis bill.
DTN reporter Doug McVay from Portland Oregon: Welcoming attendees to the Cannabis Therapeutics Conference. Patients Out of Time President Mary Lynn Mathre,Doctor Donald Abrams, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California-San Francisco
Doug McVay report:Portions of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing/lovefest from earlier this week with DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart, Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Charles Grassley talking about heroin, prescription drugs, and legal marijuana."
Doug McVay report: US Attorney General Eric Holder on efforts to crack down on opiate misuse: Martin Sheen, Judge Jim Gray of California, Sheriff Grayson Robinson of Colorado, Superintendent Rick Van Wickler of New Hampshire, and Judge Robert Francis of Texas .Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy in the UCLA School of Public Affairs; Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch; director of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program; and Otto Pérez Molina, the president of Guatemala
Religious Leaders Release "Easter Statement" Calling for an End to the War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration, with Rev. Edwin Sanders, Rev. Kenneth Glaskow, Rev. Robina Winbush, Rev. John E Jackson, Rev. Michael McBride and Mike Allen of End Mass Incarceration Houston
DTN reporter Doug McVay summarizes The Commission on Narcotic Drugs situation which is holding its 57th annual session this
week in Vienna. Featuring audio from Eliot Albers of INPUD, Allison Crocket of UNAIDS, and Russell Brand!
Rebecca Richman Cohen, Producer of "Code of the West" + Al Franken, Doug Mcvay & Nixon, Maryland cops say NO, Willies weed whacked?, Jailer busted smoking in jail, Cops searches easier now, SNL-Nancy Grace, Texas to toke up?