Drug War Facts

06/10/18 Seattle Safe Consumption

This week we hear an update on efforts by King County/Seattle, Washington, to establish a safe consumption space in response to the opioid overdose crisis.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/18/18 Doug McVay

This week we look at human rights and the drug war, plus we take a look at the owner of Helix TCS, a company that's buying its way to the top of the legal marijuana industry.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/03/18 Doug McVay

Sat - Doug McVay editor Drug War Facts, host of Century of Lies 2/2

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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02/23/18 Doug McVay

Doug McVay editor Drug War Facts, host of Century of Lies, Steve Downing Dep Police Chief of LA (ret), Beto O'Rourke running for Ted Cruz Senate seat, Howard Wooldridge heads up Citizens Opposing Prohibition in Wash DC, Mary Kay Villaverde of Families for Sensible Drug Policy

Program: 
Cultural Baggage Radio Show
Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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02/18/18 Doug McVay

An effort in the state of Colorado to prevent overdose deaths suffered a setback in the Colorado Legislature on February 14. The Co Senate's State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 40, Substance Use Disorder Harm Reduction. The measure was not approved and has been postponed indefinitely. Experts in public health and public safety along with people who have lost family members to overdose and others who are concerned about the community testified overwhelmingly in support of Senate Bill 40. On this edition of Century of Lies, we hear from some of them.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/24/17 Doug McVay

This week we hear from US Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) about the Marijuana Justice Act, and from Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, about the criminalization of poverty in America.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/10/17 Doug McVay

Sun - Doug McVay DTN reporter re Paradise Papers to conceal cartel cash

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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11/12/17 Doug McVay

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is looking into setting up supervised consumption facilities for people who use drugs. The Board's task force on supervised consumption facilities delivered its report to SF's Health Commission on November 7th, so this week on Century Of Lies we listen to portions of that commission meeting.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/15/17 Doug McVay

Live from the Drug Policy Alliance's 2017 International Reform Conference, we hear from South African researcher Shaun Shelly, Pastor Kenneth Glasgow from The Ordinary Peoples' Society, and Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/08/17 Doug McVay

The UN Human Rights Council recently conducted its Universal Periodic Review of human rights in the Philippines, so this week we hear from several nongovernmental organizations concerned with human rights and the drug war.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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09/17/17 Doug McVay

Feds release the results of the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Senator Orrin Hatch introduces a bill for pharmaceutical research on marijuana, and the Justice Department digs in its heels in opposing marijuana law reform.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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09/03/17 Doug McVay

Live from Seattle, Washington, it's part three of our Hempfest 2017 Special Coverage! This week, we feature audio from a panel at the Ric Smith Hemposium Stage on Privilege and Inclusion in the Cannabis Industry, with: Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy; Rene Gagnon, founder and CEO of Cannabis Centre, Inc.; Jerry Whiting, founder and CEO of LeBlanc CNE; and Ophelia Chong, an artist and journalist who's founder and CEO of Stock Pot Images LLC. Plus, an update on the #DisownStone campaign #JustSayNoToHate

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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08/27/17 Doug McVay

Live from Seattle, Washington, it's Part Two of our special Hempfest 2017 coverage! This week, a panel on Cannabis and Media: Moving Beyond Stereotypes, with Susan Squibb, Wes Abney, Ophelia Chong, Russ Belville, Chris Conrad, and yours truly Doug McVay.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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08/21/17 Doug McVay

Mon - DTN reporter Doug McVay interviews Tim Pate at Seattle Hempfest

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Monday, August 21, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/18/17 Doug McVay

Congressional appropriators question the Department of Justice about drug policy and medical marijuana, plus members of Congress re-introduce legislation to protect medical marijuana patients.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/18/17 Doug McVay

Sun - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 7/7

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/17/17 Doug McVay

Sat - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 6/7

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/16/17 Doug McVay

Fri - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 5/7

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/15/17 Doug McVay

Thu - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 4/7

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/14/17 Doug McVay

Wed - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 3/7

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/13/17 Doug McVay

Tue - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 2/7

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/12/17 Doug McVay

Mon - Debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs 1/7

Program: 
4:20 Drug War News
Date: 
Monday, June 12, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/11/17 Doug McVay

This week we hear more from a debate in the Irish Senate on a bill to decriminalize simple personal possession of drugs, with speakers including Senator Matt Daly, Senator Victor Boyhan, Ireland's Drug Czar Catherine Byrne, and Senator Lynne Ruane.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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04/16/17 Doug McVay

This week: we take a look at the likely next Drug Czar, US Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA).

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/26/17 Doug McVay

This week: The Indiana State Senate holds a hearing on syringe exchange, plus Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo speaks out against the campaign of murder and bloodshed being carried out by Philippine president and dictator Rodrigo Duterte.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/19/17 Doug McVay

This week begins our coverage of the Sixtieth Annual Session of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria. In part one of our coverage, we hear from delegates representing New Zealand, Uruguay, and the European Union.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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01/15/17 Doug McVay

This week we look at the newly released report from the National Academy of Sciences, The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids; and we continue our look at the man who might become the next US Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, and examine whether Beauregard believes that the Constitution and civil rights enforcement are barriers to effective law enforcement.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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12/04/16 Doug McVay

This week The President talks about marijuana legalization, President-Elect Trump talks drug war with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and the head of an agency to prevent underage drinking says legalization is scary because she thinks marijuana is a gateway drug.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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11/13/16 Doug McVay

This week we look at the present and future of marijuana policy in the US with our special guest drug policy reform activist and marijuana policy expert Sam Chapman with New Economy Consulting.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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11/06/16 Doug McVay

This week we listen as the New Mexico State Legislature considers heroin treatment as a policy alternative, plus the US government stops the sale of thousands of rifles to the Philippine National Police #BoycottThePhilippines.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/30/16 Doug McVay

This week we listen in on a hearing at the New Mexico State Legislature about opiate use and heroin maintenance treatment.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/23/16 Doug McVay

This week we talk with Tom Burns, former head of marijuana programs for the state of Oregon, about balancing the needs of patients in a time of broader adult use legalization; and Philippine President Duterte says he's separating from the US over his murderous vigilante drug war #BoycottThePhilippines.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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10/16/16 Doug McVay

This week: we hear members of the United Nations General Assembly's Third Committee discuss international criminal justice and drug control policies.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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09/18/16 Doug McVay

King County, Seattle, Washington, will soon have two supervised drug consumption facilities. That recommendation is part of a final report by King County's Heroin and Prescription Opiate Task Force, which released its final report on Thursday Sept. 15.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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08/07/16 Doug McVay

Seattle Hempfest is August 19-21 this year! This week we look at marijuana legalization, and how medical, adult social (recreational), and spiritual uses of marijuana can co-exist.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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07/10/16 Doug McVay

The Veterans Affairs department releases a new estimate of veteran suicides -- 20 per day in 2014 -- and we speak with the authors of new research showing that medical marijuana laws are associated with a reduction in prescription medication use.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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07/03/16 Doug McVay

This week: the Adult Use of Marijuana Act is officially Proposition 63 on California's November election ballot; many medical marijuana dispensaries have closed in Washington state as the adult use system rolls over the medical program; and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime releases the new World Drug Report.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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06/12/16 Doug McVay

The European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction releases its annual European Drug Report; we listen in on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as it decides on rules for legal adult social use marijuana; and we talk about Booze Culture.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/29/16 Doug McVay

This week: We look back at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs and hear from the presidents of Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/22/16 Doug McVay

We speak with author and journalist Maia Szalavitz about addiction, overdose, and her new book Unbroken Brain; plus we talk about criminal justice with death row DNA exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/15/16 Doug McVay

We speak with California NORML's Dale Gieringer, and Portland NORML's Scott Gordon, plus we hear from author and marijuana expert Robert C. Clarke.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/08/16 Doug McVay

This week we bring you sounds from the first annual cannabis Cultivation Classic in Portland, Oregon, including interviews with US Representative Earl Blumenauer, author Robert C. Clarke, and activist Madeline Martinez.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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05/01/16 Doug McVay

This week: more from the recent UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, the UNGASS. We speak with Adam Eidinger with DC Marijuana Justice; author, journalist, and hemp advocate Doug Fine; and radical journalist and drug policy reformer Enrico Fletzer.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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04/24/16 Doug McVay

This week on Century Of Lies we speak with Dr. Ciara Torres, a researcher and postdoctoral research fellow at the Columbia University School of Social Work; and with Phil Smith, reporter and editor at the Drug War Chronicle and AlterNet; plus part of an interview with Billy Murphy, Jr. the legendary Baltimore criminal defense attorney who represented the family of Freddie Gray, a young man who was murdered by Baltimore police in 2015.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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04/10/16 Doug McVay

This week on Century Of Lies we continue to look ahead at the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs that will be held April 19-21 at UN Headquarters in New York, and hear from Donald MacPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and Aram Barra with Mexico United Against Crime.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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04/03/16 Doug McVay

This week we continue preparing for the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs, which will be held April 19 and 20 at UN headquarters in New York, by hearing from two of reform's leading opponents: Singapore and Russia.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/27/16 Doug McVay

This week we continue our look at preparations for the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs and hear representatives from the European Union, Canada, and New Zealand, plus a special message from Mary Lynn Mathre, president and co-founder of Patients Out of Time, about their conference coming up in April.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/20/16 Doug McVay

This week we feature interviews with Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Vanessa Caldwell, a member of the New Zealand delegation at the annual meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna and co-chair of New Zealand's National Committee of Addiction Treatment.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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03/13/16 Doug McVay

This week we interview Tyler Williams, Outreach Coordinator for Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Program: 
Century of Lies
Date: 
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Guest: 
Doug McVay
Organization: 
Drug War Facts
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