2014 in Review: Stephen Colbert, Diane Goldstein, BBC: US drug war laughingstock, Judge John Delaney, Alice Oleary Randall, Professor William Martin, US Rep Beto O'Rourke, Russia Radio interview of DTN Host Dean Becker & Houston Mayor Anise Parker
100 Years is ENOUGH! rally in Houston in front of criminal court house, KPFT patriarch Ray Hill, Michael Allen of End Mass Incarceration, Representatives of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition, NORML, DPFT and others
Sheriff John Urquhart of King County (Seattle) Washington in support for Houston Police Chief Charles McClellans call that drug war is a failure + Barbara Brohl Colorado Dir of Revenue & Mark Thornton of Mises Institute * CALL FOR RALLY Dec 17 at noon at YOUR courthouse - 100 Years of Prohibition is ENOUGH!
Ray Hill, KPFT patriarch joins us in studio + NBC report on our interview of Police Chief McClellan, former Deputy Policy Chief of Los Angeles Steven Downing, Protest against US racism in Nigeria, Mathew Fogg unveils corruption that enables cops to avoid indictment
Washington state Rep Roger Goodman discusses failure of drug war, forthcoming WA bill to de-felonize drug crimes + Ethan Nadelmann & Former President of Mexico Zedillo on CNN + Ellen Bukstel song Who's The Pusher Now?
Ethan Nadelmann Dir of Drug Policy Alliance: "What has the war on drugs done to the world?" + Rand Paul call for end to drug war, Jill Harris of DPA re coerced treatment + Invitation to 12/14 nationwide rally "100 Years is Enough!" + song: "Eternal War" by Adult Users
James A.Baker III Conf.: "Is Texas Ready for Medical Marijuana?" Featuring William Martin, Ph.D., Director, Drug Policy Program, Baker Institute, Leslie Grady McAhren, Executive Director CG Corrigan, Amy Lou Fawell, President, Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana For Autism (MAMMA, Catharine A. Neill, Ph.D., Fellow in Drug Policy, Baker Institute, Vincent Lopez, Founder, Patient Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics
Ed Rosenthal, author of Beyond Buds - Marijuana Extracts - Hash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles and Medicines + Eapen Thampy director of Forfeiture Reform & Stephanie Jones Night Life Mgr for Drug Policy Alliance
SSDP 2014 with US Rep Earl Bleumenauer, Stacia Costner Dep Dir of SSDP, Troy Dayton founder of SSDP & Betty Aldworth Exec Dir of SSDP & Call for national rallies at US Courthouses on Dec 17, the 100 year anniversary of Drug War
Chief Joseph D. McNamara, drug reform pioneer dead at 79, DTN host Dean Becker guests on Voice of Russia and "Outlaw Dave" radio shows. DTN calls for courthouse rallies nationwide on Dec 17th the 100 year anniversary of drug war.
Mike Allen of End Mass Incarceration & Heather of Marijuana Policy Project, Philippe Lucas of Tilray Cannabis Co, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chicago mom of cannabis using kid, Norm Stamper of LEAP on Colbert Report, Telegraph report of 65 Yr old cannabis user with HIV
Marc Emery released from US prison earlier this month talks about his time behind bars, appreciation of being free and time with his wife Jodie & plans for the future + Doug McVay report on cannabis reducing OD's on hard drugs
Chris Goldstein re forthcoming new mag to help end war on weed + Diane Goldstein re Substance.com article tying drug war to police overkill Plus Houston DA Candidate to stop wasting dollars on weed arrests
Russell M. Webb, Houston Attorney addresses failing of criminal justice system + NBC reports on warrior cops and unanimous endorsement of weed laws by Texas sheriffs, Norm Stamper speaks in support of my book "To End The War On Drugs" in Wash DC & "This Is What Happens When You Call The Cops"
Phil Smith, reporter for StopTheDrugWar.org re forthcoming votes on drug laws + Eric Sterling of CJPF, Carl Veley of DPFT and Jake Agliata of SSDP speak in Wash DC in support of book: To End The War On Drugs - Policmakers Edition
Rep. Beto O'Rourke; Neill Franklin, director of LEAP; and Bill Piper, director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance speak before the U.S. House in support of "To End The War On Drugs"; Marc Emery and an MSNBC report on legalization.
Rep. Beto O'Rourke stands with DTN host for D.C. press conference: To End The War On Drugs; Houston district attorney candidate calls for end of marijuana-related arrests — no jail, no bail, no record.
Part II of the Baker Institute's panel on medical marijuana, with Maj. David Bass and Texas state Sen. Joan Huffman; Howard Wooldridge of LEAP discusses progress in ending the drug war; a summer reading assignment for all U.S. officials.
A police SWAT team thrrew a grenade at infant Bou Bou Phonesavanh after obtaining a "no knock" warrant. The family's attorney Mawuli Mel Davis, mother Alecia Phonesavanh and activist Marcus Coleman discuss the incident.
Russell Webb, Houston attorney, on the justice system in Houston; Kim Ogg, candidate for district attorney of Houston; Mason Tvert of Marijuana Policy Project efforts in Texas; Boston report on butane explosion.
After U.S. House vote on medical marijuana, a teleconference with members of Congress, medical marijuana patients and advocates. Featuring Rep. Sam Farr, the bill's lead sponsor; Rep. Steve Cohen, co-sponsor; and Barbara Lee, co-sponsor.
William Martin, director of the Drug Policy Program at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, discusses his new Texas Monthly article "War Without End" about veterans' use of marijuana to treat PTSD; Dr. Sunil Agerwal joining NIH; Alison Myrden's speech to the Canadian Parliament.
Debbie Wilson speaks about her 25-year head injury vastly improved after using cannabis; Aaron Justiss, president of Buds and Roses; Philippe Lucas of Canada's Tilray; and Nick Palmer, former head of Australia's Federal Police Force.
DPA Conference: Steven Gutwillig of Drug Policy Alliance, David Borden of Stop The Drug War, Brandon of Cranfords Cannabis Cigarettes, Sam Salzazar of Marijuana 411, Shiloh Murphy of Peoples Harm Reduction Alliance.
Eapen Thampy of Americans for Forfeiture Reform; Philip Martin of Progress for Texas; Attorney General Eric Holder; CBS report on marijuana edibles; FOX report of Reefer Madness; Grover Norquist for a small tax on cannabis.
Dr. Mitch Earleywine; Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre discusses the upcoming Cannabis Therapeutics Conference; Steven Weiss reports on 4/20 tours from Houston to Denver; Ethan Nadelmann discusses marijuana and heroin on WBUR.
Following the deaths of Pete Seeger and KPFT's Jimmy Carper, Ray Hill, Pacifica patriarch and Prison Show founder, speaks about activism and the need for drug reformers to reach beyond incremental changes.
Pepe Rivera, photographer and reporter from Los Cabos, Mexico, discusses the townspeople's uprising against cartels and cops; Mike Allen on End Mass Incarceration's participation in MLK Day march; Joy Strickland of Mothers Against Teen Violence on the Jan. 17-18 drug war conference in Dallas; Doug McVay reports on racial disparity in the drug war.