This week: We hear ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli and the GAO's David Maurer testify before a House subcommittee on ONDCP reauthorization and about recent reports from both agencies that show that current US drug control policies are a failure.
Doug McVay reports: This week we continue our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference, with audio from Deborah Small from Break The Chains, and interviews with author and activist Kemba Smith, and with Jonathan Perri of Change.org.
Part two of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference. We hear from Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism; Lorenzo Jones from the A Better Way Foundation; and Amanda Reiman from the Drug Policy Alliance.
This week in part one of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's international reform conference, we hear from Deborah Peterson-Small of Break The Chains, we talk with Martha's mum Anne-Marie Cockburn, and we say goodbye to a good friend who recently passed away, Thomas J. O'Connell, MD.
This week we talk with Kirk Tousaw, an attorney and civil rights advocate in British Columbia, about the recent Canadian general election and prospects for drug policy reform under the new Trudeau government.
The drug czar's office failed to release its annual drug control strategy for fiscal year 2015. On this week's Century Of Lies we talk about that, plus the upcoming 2016 election, with Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.
This week we talk with Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, and Jason Ziedenberg, director of research and policy for the Justice Policy Institute, about mass incarceration and a new report on prisons in the US.
This week in part two of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, we talk with Bill Panzer, a criminal defense attorney from Oakland, CA; Kari Boiter, a criminal justice reform activist from Washington state; and John Conroy, an attorney from British Columbia, Canada.
Cyd Maurer, a journalist who was recently fired from her job as a TV news anchor in Oregon for testing positive for marijuana, and with Kathleen Kane-Willis of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy about their new report on heroin in Illinois.
This week coverage of the Cannabis Creative Conference featuring interviews with Aaron Smith of the National Cannabis Industry Association, Morgan and Twice Baked In Washington from the Marijuana Business Association, and some words from Congressman Earl Blumenauer.
This week: the Justice Department's inspector general issues a report criticizing the DEA's handling of its confidential informant program, and the Senate narcotics caucus hears about barriers to CBD research.
This week Doug McVay talks with Seattle attorney and NORML board member Jeff Steinborn about Washington's marijuana laws, plus President Obama speaks about sentencing reform at El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma.
This week: We talk with Jamie Bridge of the International Drug Policy Consortium about the Support Don't Punish Campaign, the June 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform, and the new psychoactive substances bill being debated in the UK Parliament.
This week: we talk with Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies about World Drug Day, and we hear from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime about its new World Drug Report, drug legalization, and the drug war.
This week we talk with Steve Rolles of Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Nazlee Maghsoudi of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy about the June 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform, plus an update on Oregon's legal adult use marijuana program.
This week: we hear from the European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction about the new European Drug Report 2015, and we look ahead to theJune 26th Global Day of Action for Drug Policy Reform.
This week we're at the Patients Out of Time clinical cannabis conference in West Palm Beach, FL. We talk with California criminal defense attorneys Heather Burke and Zenia Gilg about a landmark case they've been arguing in federal court, and with longtime NORML activist, national legal committee member, and criminal defense attorney Alan Silber.
Part two of our coverage of a recent meeting of the UN General Assembly to prepare for its special session on drugs in 2016 (UNGASS2016), featuring audio from Mr. Alvaro José de Mendonça e Moura, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations, and Mr. Milton Romani, National Drug Board Secretary, Uruguay.
This week: coverage of the UN General Assembly meeting to discuss global drug policy, with audio from Jamaican Justice Minister Mark Golding, UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson, and OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.
This week: we're in Portland, Oregon, for the Global Marijuana March, and we hear from Russ Belville, Lindsay Rinehart, Bettie Retro, Erin Purchase and her daughter brave Mykala, and Kaliko Castille, plus we talk with LEAP's Neill Franklin about Baltimore and the death of Freddie Gray.
This week: we talk with Anthony Taylor of Compassionate Oregon about the implementation of that state's adult use marijuana program, and we hear from Yesid Reyes Alvarado, the Colombian delegate to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
This week: Martin Jelsma of the TransNational Institute speaks at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting in Vienna, Austria, we also hear from the Uruguayan delegate, plus a report on the firing of the man who's been setting up Oregon's legal adult use program, Tom Burns.
Doug McVay reports: Part one of our coverage of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting in Vienna, Austria, with the International Drug Policy Consortium's Mike Trace and New Zealand Drug Foundation's Ross Bell.
Doug McVay Reports: The Justice Department makes minor changes to federal forfeiture policy, and Washington state legislators discuss how to combine their legal medical and adult use marijuana programs.