This week we attended Portland's Summer Fair, a free marijuana expo, and spoke with noted author and marijuana grow expert Jorge Cervantes, attorney and agricultural best practices expert Chris Van Hook of Clean Green Certification, and Portland area entrepreneur and business owner Adrian Brown.
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Prosecutor Jim Gierach (ret) speaks of ultra-violence of drug war in Chicago + Yvonne talks of journey from Ireland to Colorado to seek the medicine that is changing her child's life for the better
US Senator Tim Kaine talks about states as laboratories of democracy, and asks whether marijuana legalization has impacted heroin production; Senator Ed Markey talks about overdose deaths, and asks whether the administration has been ignoring Fentanyl coming in from China and Mexico; and Senator Marco Rubio speaks sensibly about alcohol, other drugs, and drug addiction.
Neill Franklin Dir of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition re nexus of drug war & violence + Shane Shackleford helps medical marijuana patients in Texas and around the world
This week we talk about racism, violence, and the drug war with longtime drug policy reformer and social justice activist Cliff Thornton.
LIVES MATTER: Wash Representative Roger Goodman & LEAP board member Diane Goldstein re blowback and needless deaths on both sides of the law because of drug war tactics.
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.
Former Texas Rep Ron Waters calls for legal cannabis, Matt Elrod, Canadian drug reformer tries to explain Trudeau's plan to legalize & Dr. Sanjay Gupta calls for reason in US cannabis laws
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.