Drug Truth Archive "Best of 2009": Fred Burton of Stratfor, an anti-terrorist organizatoin; Harold Hurdt, retiring police chief in Houston; Amanda Fielding, director of the Beckley Foundation; Glenn Greenwald; David Rosenbloom of the Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse; Moses Naim, editor of Foreign Policy magazine.
Drug Policy Alliance report and conference "Healing a Broken System: Veterans Battling Addiction and Incarceration" with General Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.; Guy Gambill, veterans’ advocate; Abel Moreno of Vets 4 Vets.
Tony Newman of the Drug Policy Alliance discusses major changes in the media coverage of the drug war and the DPA's forthcoming conference in New Mexico; Dr. Joel Hochman's advice to parents of drug users.
Attorney Richard Evans of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML); Sanho Tree of the Institute for Policy Studies; Paul Armentano of national NORML.
Report from the El Paso conference on the war on drugs: president of the University of Texas at El Paso, mayors of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, El Paso City Councilman Beto O'Rourke, Terry Nelson of LEAP and Mike Agar.
Fred Gardner, editor of O'Shaughnessy's medical marijuana journal, takes listener calls; nurse Ken Wolski of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey on the trial of a medical marijuana patient with multiple schlerosis.
Casper Leitch, producer and host of Time4Hemp.com, discusses the history of his efforts; Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project on the legislature's override of the governor's veto in Rhode Island.
Claudia Rubin with RELEASE in the U.K. regarding their campaign "Nice People Take Drugs"; Dr. Joel Hochman's warning to parents; Julie Roberts of Drug Policy Alliance on forthcoming cannabis distribution in New Mexico.
Glenn Greenwald's speech to Cato Insitute about seven years of decriminalization in Portugal; intro by Tim Lynch; corrupt police story with Phil Smith; Terry Nelson for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.
Cliff Schaffer, founder of DrugLibrary.org and MarijuanaBusinessNews.com, discusses how we steer the discussion on how to end the drug war; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; the Abolitionist's Moment.
Amanda Fielding, director of the Beckley Foundation on drug research in the U.K., is interviewed at the U.N. drug conference in Vienna by Michael Krawitz; Doug McVay presents Drug War Facts; Country version of Eternal War.
Charles Lynch, cannabis dispensary operator aligned with the mayor and chamber of commerce, now facing five years in federal prison; Cheryl Aichele, ally of Mr. Lynch; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; a DTN Editorial.
Steve DeAngelo, CEO of Harborside Health Center, a medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland California, gives us a tour of the facility; "Official Government Truth" with Winston Francis; the LEAP report from Terry Nelson; Doug McVay with Drug War Facts.
Former Sheriff Richard Mack, now with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Philppe Lucas of Vancouver Island Compassion Society reports Canada's Supreme Court has once again declared marijuana laws unconstitutional; more regarding Michael Phelps from Radley Balco of Reason.
Brian Bennett discusses the history of the drug war; Fred Burton, vice president of counterterrorism at Stratfor and author of "Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent"; Sigifredo Gonzales, sheriff of Zapata County, and Sheriff Arvin West of Hudspeth County both call for a look at legalization; Terry Nelson of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.