Major Neill Franklin Dir of LEAP touring Texas, Rep Joe Moody seeks marijuana law change + dozens speak in support, Atty Randall Kallinen re wacko Waco shootout lawsuit, Jodie Emery re major shakedown in Canada, WSB report of Georgia legislators standing tall for drug law reform
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?
Century of Lies for December 15 2013, guest host Doug McVay, editor of Drug War Facts. This week's show features audio from the White House's drug policy conference, banking reforms for the US marijuana industry, and marijuana legalization news from Uruguay.
Jamie Fellner of Human Rights Watch re forced plea bargains, Tony Poppa of DPA re his 15 to life, Prison phone company ripoff, CBS Denver Rpt on massive electricy used in growing, light salesman offers saving, big pot party in Seattle, TV's "the Doctors" for med cannabis
Doug McVay reports: Medical marijuana facilities raided in Denver and Boulder, CO.
Discussion about marijuana reform from DPA Reform conference in CO last month featuring Graham Boyd, Rob Kampia, Neill Franklin, and others. Drug testing report released by Quest Diagnostics. New National Drug Treat Assessment from DEA
DPA Panel: Language of Reform to Faith Leaders - Craig DeRoche of Justice Fellowship, Dr. William Martin of James Baker Religion & Public Policy, Dr. George Walters of Church and Prison Ministry & Rev Alvin Herring of Lifeline to Healing