Guest host Doug McVay, editor of Drug War Facts, presents this week's show, featurring audio from the White House's drug policy conference, banking reforms for the U.S. marijuana industry and marijuana legalization news from Uruguay.
Jamie Fellner of Human Rights Watch discusses forced plea bargains; Tony Poppa of DPA talks about his 15-to-life sentence; prison phone company rip-off; CBS Denver report on massive electricity used in growing marijuana.
Doug McVay reports: Medical marijuana facilities raided in Denver and Boulder. Discussion about marijuana reform from the Drug Policy Alliance's Reform Conference in Colorado 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.
Drug Policy Alliance panel: "Language of Reform to Faith Leaders," featuring Craig DeRoche of Justice Fellowship, Dr. William Martin of the Religion and Public Policy Program at Rice University's Baker Institute, Dr. George Walters of Church and Prison Ministry, and Rev. Alvin Herring of Lifeline to Healing.
Henry Lee, San Francisco Chronicle reporter, on dangers of hash oil labs; Dr. Philip Leveque writes a column on medical marijuana for Salem-News.com; Cheryl Shuman on Ohio TV; Mary Jane Borden of OhioRightsGroup.org seeking marijuana reform on the ballot.
Griffin Lutz, former Travis County deputy, now works at a cannabis dispensary in Colorado; report from the Seattle cannabis market; Sunrise, Fla. police sell cocaine for profit; 7-year-old benefits from medical marijuana; Robin Williams discusses marijuana.
Elizabeth Patty Lugo looks back five years since law enforcement sent Rachael Hoffman to inform for them and she was killed; Michael Douglas speaks about the drug war; CBS report on chronic pain; New York Times on Dr. Carl Hart; Doug McVay on Canada leading the way for heroin treatment.
Steven Downing, former deputy police chief of Los Angeles and board member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, appeals to working sheriffs, police chiefs and administrators to examine drug war policy in "Open Democracy."
Paul Armentano of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Jasmine Tyler of Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), Doug McVay of DrugWarFact.org, Seattle/King County Sheriff John Eckhart.
Doug McVay reports from Seattle Hempfest: Ben Livingston, reporter for The Stranger; Jeff Steinborn, attorney for NORML; Adam Eidenger of Dr. Bronner's Hemp Soap; Ed Forchien; comedian Ngaio Bealum; Mickey Marten, author; and Steve DeAngelo, director of Harborside.
DEA/NSA editorial; Dr. Sanjay Gupta; DEA/NSA editorial #2; U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; minister in Chile fights for medical marijuana; Rev. Carl Olsen and Share Christie on sacramental cannabis; 2-year-old is murdered by foster mother after being removed from her parents, who smoked marijuana.
Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, blasts drug war; FOX report on Texas Republicans seeking an end to the drug war; Texas judge blasts drug war; Doug McVay report on prisons; DEA marijuana bust in Washington state; DTN editorial.
Adam Assenberg, a legal marijuana activist in Washington state running for sheriff; Lucius Wertmiller and Deiter Hachenbach, authors of "Life of Albert Hoffman"; interview with a MAPS volunteer; Dr. Ben Sessa.
Report from DFW NORML conference: Shawn McCalister, head of DFWNORML; Keith Stoup, legal counsel for NORML National; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; and Rob Kampia, director of Marijuana Policy Project.
Robert Raich, attorney who took cannabis cases to the U.S. Supreme Court; Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California; CBS and Washington Post examine cannabis solutions; song "War on Drugs is a Failure."
James Fademan, author of "The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide"; Maria Mangini, nurse practitioner; Diana Slaterly on psychedelics and language; Tom Kingsly Brown of the University of California in San Diego.
Featuring "Lucy," one of the fugitive reporters of Blog Del Narco, who have a new book, "Dying for the Truth: Inside the Mexican Drug War"; Richard Feldman of the National Rifle Owners' Association; Terry Nelson of LEAP; Doug McVay, Bill O'Reilly vs. DTN; Ben Jealous of NAACP.
Dr. Robert Newman on opioid use by pregnant women; Mathew Pappas, patient rights attorney, on U.S. governmen's hypocrisy to deny cannabis use when it knows it fights cancer; Doug McVay report on Russia scrimping on treatment dollars.
From Washington, D.C.: Debbie Goldsberry on progress of marijuana laws; Aaron Houston of Students for Sensible Drug Policy; Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association; Aaron Prask of Canadian Cannabis Dispensaries; and Diane Fornbacher, co-chair of NORML Women's Alliance.
New York Times story on mass suicides of U.S. veterans; former President Jimmy Carter discusses legalizing marijuana; Texas police conduct marijuana search; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
Michael Krawitz of Patients Out of Time regarding veterans' access to cannabis; report from British Medical Association; Drug War death in Oklahoma; Indiana senator wants to decriminalize marijuana; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts; CNN report on medical marijuana; John Legend sings "The House I live In."