Doug McVay Reports: Botticelli and Lynch nominations are returned to the president, new data from the Monitoring The Future Survey shows teen use rates dropping, and an interview with Steph Sherer of Americans for Safe Access.
Doug McVay reports: Acting Drug Czar Michael Botticelli goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee to be confirmed as director of ONDCP, and Representative Earl Blumenauer speaks on the House floor about marijuana legalization.
Doug McVay reports: The FBI releases its annual Uniform Crime Report, and we talk with Steve Rolles from the UK's Transform Drugs Policy Foundation about the recent US election and the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs in 2016.
Doug McVay reports: This week: We hear from experts on the international implications of US moves to legalize marijuana, and a short follow-up on the story of Eric Sinacori, the UMass-Amherst student who was entrapped by campus police and forced to become a snitch.
Doug McVay: The CDC releases data on alcohol involvement on so-called opioid and other drug overdoses, we hear from ONDCP Acting Director Michael Botticelli and SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde on Recovery, and college debaters this season are discussing an end to prohibition.
Doug McVay reports: September is Recovery Month so we hear from Patrick Kennedy and ONDCP's Acting Director Michael Botticelli; the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime looks at the DEA; and Students for Sensible Drug Policy's annual conference is coming up September 25 through 29th.
Doug McVay Reports: This week, we talk politics and drug policy reform: how it works, how people like you and me can make our voices heard and more than that have a real impact – locally, nationally, and globally. Guest: Sanho Tree.
Doug McVay reports: This week show is part two of our coverage of Hempfest 2014. The event was held August 15th, 16th, and 17th in Seattle, Washington. I walked miles from one end of the fest to the other to get audio and photographs of the activists and organizers from around the country working to legalize marijuana and end the war on drugs.
Doug McVay report: This week is part one of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest 2014. It's billed as the world's largest protestival, and it lives up to its reputation. The event is massive – three city parks, four music stages, and one smaller stage with panel discussions and in-depth presentations by leaders in the industry and the movement.
Doug McVay reports DC will vote on marijuana legalization this November so we speak with Adam Eidinger of the DC Cannabis Campaign, and Congressman Beto O'Rourke participates in the summer reading assignment for US officials.
Doug McVay Reports: Oregon gets to vote on marijuana legalization, the House Judiciary Task Force on Prison Overcrowding holds its final hearing of the session, and we hear about the Summer Reading Assignment.
The House of Representatives tells the IRS and US Treasury Department to keep their hands off state-legal marijuana businesses, Congress tries to interfere with DC decriminalization, and thousands of federal drug prisoners could receive a sentence reduction.
Doug McVay reporting this week: The White House released its new annual drug strategy report so we hear from ONDCP Acting Director Michael Botticelli, plus NIDA Director Nora Volkow on heroin and prescription drugs.
Doug McVay report: This week: research into medical cannabis and PTSD among veterans stymied, the CDC raises an alarm over prescription drug use, and we look at pain management for our nation's military.
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?
Grant Smith of Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) on the futility of the drug law; Michael Bolen, Canadian blogger for Huffington Post; James Capra of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) testilies before U.S. Senate.