Cultural Baggage 2013

  • 12/29/13 Ngaio BealumMP3 | TXT

    New Year Special: Comedian Ngaio Bealum, Mikki Norris of Cannabis Consumers Campaign and The Leaf, author Daniel Williams, Dr. Mitch Earlywine, and Doug McVay report on the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

  • 12/22/13 Robert ClarkeMP3 | TXT

    Christmas show with Robert Clarke, co-author of "Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany"; Tony Newman of the Drug Policy Alliance with "The Top 10 Drug Stories of 2013"; and Richard Lee of End Mass Incarceration Houston on the organizatoin's Christmas Day toy giveaway at a Houston jail.

  • 12/15/13 Charmie GholsonMP3 | TXT

    Charmie Gholson, founder of Michigan Moms United, on CPS removal of children whose parents used medical marijuana; Ray Hill of End Mass Incarceration Houston; the legalization of marijuana in Uruguay; and a Drug Truth Network editorial.

  • 12/08/13 Ed RosenthalMP3 | TXT

    Ed Rosenthal on the failure of the drug war, Jeff Mizansky on serving life without parole for possession of marijuana, a segment from KTRK-TV Houston on "cite and release," and Doug McVay reports on SAMHSA drug warnings.

  • 12/01/13 Clay ConradMP3 | TXT

    Clay Conrad, attorney and author of "Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine," a report from KGW Portland on "dabbing," Michigan parents Maria and Steve Green on the return of their daughter after CPS removal, CBC report on commercial growers replacing home-grown, TV show "The Doctors" calls for immediate studies of medicinal marijuana.

  • 11/24/13 Justin KoozerMP3 | TXT

    Justin Koozer on moving from Tennessee to Denver for his child to get medicinal marijuana, Dr. Sanjay Gupta on medical marijuana, and Mark Perry of the American Enterprise Institute on the the “hidden compartment” law in Ohio.

  • 11/17/13 Jim GierachMP3 | TXT

    Jim Gierach, former Chicago prosecutor; Eapen Thampy, director of Americans for Forfeiture Reform; Tony Ryan of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Michael Krawitz of Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access; and Terry Nelson of LEAP.

  • 11/10/13 Russ BellvilleMP3 | TXT

    Joe Tripolte, grow manager for Local Product of Colorado; Edwin Sanders, head of Religious Leaders for a More Just and Compassionate Drug Policy; Russ Bellvile of; interview with a marijuana user in Denver MJ patient; and a report on a New Mexico woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Border Patrol agents searching her for drugs.

  • 11/03/13 Aaron JusticeMP3 | TXT

    Drug Policy Alliance 2013 Conference interviews: Aaron Justice, president of Buds and Roses; Diane Fornbacher, editor of; Peter Christ, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; and John Milanke of United Patients Group.

  • 10/27/13 Ethan NadelmannMP3 | TXT

    Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) conference report from Denver, featuring Ethan Nadelmann, director of DPA; the Rev. Edwin Sanders; and U.S. Congressman Jared Polis.

  • 10/20/13 Mikki NorrisMP3 | TXT

    Mikki Norris and Chris Conrad of the online news service; Clay Jones, member of the Houston chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, changes Houston commissioners' minds on minor marijuana charges; and Doug McVay with drug war facts on overdoses and Nalaxone.

  • 10/13/13 Sunil AggarwalMP3 | TXT

    Dr. Sunil Aggarwal on the latest advances in medical marijuana; George Carlin and John Stewart; and Doug McVay reports on Krokodil, the deadly new drug.

  • 10/06/13 Grover NorquistMP3 | TXT

    Interview with Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; U.S. Sen. Rand Paul decries drug war policy; Doug McVay presents Drug War Facts; and Sean Reefer and the Resin Valley Boys help celebrate 12 years of the Drug Truth Network.

  • 09/29/13 Beto O'RourkeMP3 | TXT

    U.S. Congressman Beto O'Rourke of El Paso, Texas, and Daniel Robelo of Drug Policy Alliance discuss the U.N.'s call to examine drug war policies.

  • 09/22/13 Pat McCannMP3 | TXT

    Attorney Pat McCann, former director of Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, on the long-term consequences of drug busts; Doug McVay reports on FBI drug arrest numbers; Maria Sheler on the CPS removal of her 6-month-old baby, Bree.

  • 09/15/13 James P. GrayMP3

    James P. Gray, retired Superior Court judge, author of "Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs" and the 2012 vice presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party.

  • 09/08/13 Phil SmithMP3 | TXT

    Phil Smith, reporter with, on the Department of Justice ruling and corrupt police forces; Jag Davies of the Drug Policy Alliance on the need for Congress to investigate DEA corruption.

  • 09/01/13 Laura ThomasMP3 | TXT

    Laura Thomas of Drug Policy Alliance on International Drug Overdose Day; and Bill Piper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNBC, MSNBC and Doug McVay on the Justice Department's statement on marijuana.

  • 08/25/13 John BakerMP3 | TXT

    John Baker, former deputy sheriff and LEAP speaker; Robert Platshorn, author of "Tuna Diaries"; Grover Norquist calls for legalization of marijuana.

  • 08/18/13 Ethan NadelmannMP3 | TXT

    Ethan Nadelmann, director of Drug Policy Alliance, on the plethora of positive drug war news; Seattle Hempfest report; Montel Williams and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on medical marijuana; Netherlands report on black market return; George Shultz on failed drug policy; instructions for serving a drug warrant, 1972 vs. today.

  • 08/11/13 Ray HillMP3 | TXT

    Ray Hill, the 30-year veteran of Pacifica, on the tsunami of drug war news; Ethan Nadelmann of Drug Policy Alliance on Democracy Now and the Abolitionist Moment.

  • 08/04/13 Doug McVayMP3 | TXT

    Doug McVay on drug reports from EU nations; Dr. Sanjay Gupta with Katy Couric on medical marijuana; Denver dispensary report; marijuana ad at NASCAR; Dr. Andrea Bartwell warns against legalization; Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on legalization of medical marijuana.

  • 07/28/13 Radley BalkoMP3 | TXT

    Radley Balko, author of "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces"; Raymond Swanson on the death of his son in prison from pepper spray; Connecticut city's unanimous vote for medical marijuana; and Jerry Epstein of DPFT speaks to enthralled Young Republicans in Texas.

  • 07/21/13 Richard LeeMP3 | TXT

    Richard Lee of Oaksterdam University in Houston to talk to Young Republicans on July 23, at 7 p.m.; musicians Bourbon and Schwartz on legalizing marijuana.

  • 07/14/13 Michael DouglasMP3 | TXT

    Actor Michael Douglas' tribute to Mike Gray, chairman of Common Sense for Drug Policy and author of "Drug Crazy"; Rick Thompson, editor of Compassion Chronicles; Jim Berns, candidate for Mayor of Cincinnati; Share Christie, wife of incarcerated activist and religious leader Roger Christie; and Grant Smith of Drug Policy Alliance.

  • 07/07/13 Ray HillMP3 | TXT

    Ray Hill and Martina Grifaldo discuss the forthcoming rally to end mass incarceration in Washington, D.C.; Doug McVay presents Drug War Facts.

  • 06/30/13 Emily BradyMP3 | TXT

    Emily Brady, author of "Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier," and an interview with Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland.

  • 06/23/13 Paul ArmentanoMP3 | TXT

    Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, on the plethora of positive studies on marijuana; Ethan Nadelmann, director of Drug Policy Alliance; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts and Abolitionists Moment.

  • 06/16/13 Clarence WalkerMP3 | TXT

    Clarence Walker reports on a judge planting drugs on a woman; Russ Bellville of 420 Radio discusses legalization efforts; Doug McVay presents Drug War Facts.

  • 06/09/13 Carl HartMP3 | TXT

    Dr. Carl Hart, author of "High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society"; Terry Nelson of LEAP says that officials abuse the law to fight drugs.

  • 06/02/13 Karen GarrisonMP3 | TXT

    Tommy Chong visits Austin as part of national Cheech and Chong tour; Karen Garrison of FAMM discusses racial bias in the drug war.

  • 05/26/13 James P. GrayMP3 | TXT

    Judge James P. Gray, author of "Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed"; Shawn McCalister on the upcoming NORML conference in Fort Worth, Texas, on June 7-9; Doug McVay of Common Sense Drug Policy.

  • 05/19/13 Ann LeeMP3 | TXT

    Bob and Ann Lee, founders of RAMP (Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition); U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke; WKYC report on legalization efforts in Ohio; Joy Strickland of Mothers Against Teen Violence.

  • 05/12/13 Tony NewmanMP3 | TXT

    Tony Newman, director of communications for Drug Policy Alliance; Carl Hart, professor at Columbia University and author of "High Price"; Kristen Gwynn, associate editor at Alternet; Beth Baker of Indiana's Healthy Communities.

  • 05/05/13 Mike GrayMP3 | TXT

    Tribute to Mike Gray, screenwriter and author of "Drug Crazy," who died on April 30; Howard Wooldridge of Citizens Opposing Prohibition; CannaBus tour arrives in Houston, Texas; CBS report on 10,000 dead children in Mexican drug war.

  • 04/28/13 David LongMP3 | TXT

    David Long, former investigator and current member of LEAP; Kevin Zeese, Green Shadow Cabinet Attorney General; Bill Maher/David Letterman clip.

  • 04/21/13 Charles GrobMP3 | TXT

    Psychedelic Science Conference 2013: Brad Burge of MAPS, Charles Grob and the benefits of Ayahusaca for human maladies, and Ben Sessa, a researcher on psychedelics in the U.K.

  • 04/14/13 Terry NelsonMP3 | TXT

    Terry Nelson, a board member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Doug McVay of Drug War Facts; a Hocking County police chief was drugged.

  • 04/07/13 Cathy JordanMP3

    Cathy and Robert Jordan arrested for growing medical marijuana; charges dropped in Florida for "medical necessity"; Ethan Nadelmann of Drug Policy Alliance on CNN; Colbert Report on Florida's drug policy.

  • 03/31/13 Mary Jane BordenMP3 | TXT

    Mary Jane Borden of on the effort to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio; Doug McVay of Drug War Facts: "Is U.S. World's Leading Jailer?"; Terry Nelson of LEAP says El Chapo and the Sinaloa Cartel won the drug war; Texas police and marijuana laws.

  • 03/24/13 Kassandra FrederiqueMP3 | TXT

    Kassandra Frederique, policy coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance, discusses New York's "Stop and Frisk" policy; Doug McVay of Drug War Facts on "policing by the numbers"; "Who's the Pusher Now" with Ellen Bukstel.

  • 03/17/13 Brad BurgeMP3 | TXT

    Brad Burge of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies on the April conference; Terry Nelson of LEAP reports from Vienna on the U.N. drug conference; Doug McVay of Drug War Facts says there are more black men now in college than in prison.

  • 03/10/13 Elizabeth WarrenMP3 | TXT

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren chastizes U.S. drug war tactics; Bloomberg report on cannabis use in Silicon Valley; Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn opening cannabis shop in Washington, D.C.; Valerie Corral on cannabis use, death and dignity.

  • 03/03/13 Neill FranklinMP3 | TXT

    From Washington, D.C.: Neill Franklin, director of LEAP; Dr. Sunil Aggarwal; Jeff Jones; Doug McVay and Terry Nelson of LEAP.

  • 02/24/13 Elvy MusikaMP3 | TXT

    From Washington, D.C.: Elvy Musika receives 300 marijuana cigarettes each month from the U.S. government; Philippe Lucas on Canada's medical marijuana situation; Terry Nelson of LEAP.

  • 02/17/13 Steph SherrerMP3 | TXT

    Steph Sherrer, director of Americans for Safe Access, on the forthcoming conference in D.C.; Israel TV clip on medical marijuana; Rev. Pat Robertson decries drug war; Virginia attorney general on marijuana policy.

  • 02/10/13 Adam AssenbergMP3 | TXT

    Adam Assenberg of Washington state forces cops to return medical marijuana and sues for $6 million; Aaron Sandusky faces 10 years behind bars; deadly marijuana in Seattle; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.

  • 02/03/13 Nate JonesMP3 | TXT

    Nate Jones, fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute, on the failure of drug war tactics in U.S. and Mexico; Dr. William Courtney from the Huffington Post; Doug McVay on the use of butane in making cannabis extracts; Chief Greenbud performs a song.

  • 01/27/13 Mitch EarleywineMP3 | TXT

    Dr. Mitch Earlywine discusses cannabis research; attorney Joe Elford of Americans for Safe Access to cannabis.

  • 01/20/13 Roger GoodmanMP3 | TXT

    Roger Goodman, Washington state representative; Sen. Patrick Leahy on the mistake of mandatory minimum sentences; Texas Rep. John Whitmire on the failure of the justice system in the drug war; Terry Nelson of LEAP says too many politicians are out of touch with the realities of the drug war.

  • 01/13/13 Kari BoiterMP3

    Kari Boiter of the November Coalition; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; "Big Teeth," the marijuana security alligator, dies after being caged.

  • 01/06/13 Jamie HaaseMP3 | TXT

    Jamie Haase of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Colorado cannabis establishment Club 64 opens and closes.