Steve Downing, LEAP speaker & network producer re release of " With Justice and Dignity: A Caravan for Peace" + Duluth NEWS reporter John Lundy re legal cannabis in Minn, Earth & Fire Erowid & Wa Rep Roger Goodman re synthetic drugs ++ "War On Us" by Mendo Dope
Ginger Thompson, Pulitzer Prize winner re Chapo's escape, Inge Fryklund former Chicago prosecutor, Michael Collins of DPA re Senate vote, Dr. Jahan Marcu re use of cannabis vape pens + President Barak Obama
Terry Nelson, a LEAP speaker with more than 30 years in service to the US Govt as a customs, border and air interdiction officer + Presidents Obama & Clinton, Seattle Sheriff Urquhart & Fed Judge Nancy Gertner
This week coverage of the Cannabis Creative Conference featuring interviews with Aaron Smith of the National Cannabis Industry Association, Morgan and Twice Baked In Washington from the Marijuana Business Association, and some words from Congressman Earl Blumenauer.
This week: the Justice Department's inspector general issues a report criticizing the DEA's handling of its confidential informant program, and the Senate narcotics caucus hears about barriers to CBD research.
This week Doug McVay talks with Seattle attorney and NORML board member Jeff Steinborn about Washington's marijuana laws, plus President Obama speaks about sentencing reform at El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma.
This week: We talk with Jamie Bridge of the International Drug Policy Consortium about the Support Don't Punish Campaign, the June 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform, and the new psychoactive substances bill being debated in the UK Parliament.
This week: we talk with Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies about World Drug Day, and we hear from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime about its new World Drug Report, drug legalization, and the drug war.
This week we talk with Steve Rolles of Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Nazlee Maghsoudi of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy about the June 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform, plus an update on Oregon's legal adult use marijuana program.
This week: we hear from the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction about the new European Drug Report 2015, and we look ahead to theJune 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform.
This week we're at the Patients Out of Time clinical cannabis conference in West Palm Beach, FL. We talk with California criminal defense attorneys Heather Burke and Zenia Gilg about a landmark case they've been arguing in federal court, and with longtime NORML activist, national legal committee member, and criminal defense attorney Alan Silber.
Part two of our coverage of a recent meeting of the UN General Assembly to prepare for its special session on drugs in 2016 (UNGASS2016), featuring audio from Mr. Alvaro José de Mendonça e Moura, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations, and Mr. Milton Romani, National Drug Board Secretary, Uruguay.
This week: coverage of the UN General Assembly meeting to discuss global drug policy, with audio from Jamaican Justice Minister Mark Golding, UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, and OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.
*** This week: we're in Portland, Oregon, for the Global Marijuana March, and we hear from Russ Belville, Lindsay Rinehart, Bettie Retro, Erin Purchase and her daughter brave Mykala, and Kaliko Castille, plus we talk with LEAP's Neill Franklin about Baltimore and the death of Freddie Gray.
This week: we talk with Anthony Taylor of Compassionate Oregon about the implementation of that state's adult use marijuana program, and we hear from Yesid Reyes Alvarado, the Colombian delegate to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
This week: Martin Jelsma of the TransNational Institute speaks at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting in Vienna, Austria, we also hear from the Uruguayan delegate, plus a report on the firing of the man who's been setting up Oregon's legal adult use program, Tom Burns.
Doug McVay reports: Part one of our coverage of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting in Vienna, Austria, with the International Drug Policy Consortium's Mike Trace and New Zealand Drug Foundation's Ross Bell.
Doug McVay Reports: The Justice Department makes minor changes to federal forfeiture policy, and Washington state legislators discuss how to combine their legal medical and adult use marijuana programs.