Richard Van Wickler past Chairman of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, Lindy Clapp of Harm Reduction Service, Kristian Karas of DanceSafe, Sera Davidow of W. Massachussets Recovery & Author of Unbroken Brain Maia Szalavitz
John Conyers, US Congressman has passed away at age 90. We listen back to his visits to the Cultural Baggage program over the decades + Lucas Wiessing, Chief Scientist of European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Abuse
Will Foster once sentenced to 93 years for 5 plants is now a powerful and potent weed grower in Okla, Aaron Ruth of Johnny Appleseed Dispensary, Dean Mitchel of Ma & Pa Canna Shops + Houston Atty Russell Webb
Eric Sterling is the Exec Dir of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation in DC. We discuss needless fentanyl deaths, congressional oversight of drug penalties and the Washington Posts failure to focus on fact over fiction.
Nathan Beedle Misdemeanor Division Chief of the Harris County District Attorney's office re hemp/cannabis, vapes, hash, edibles, flowers, extracts etc + Paul Armentano Deputy Dir of NORML re vape cartridge deaths, forthcoming Federal law changes & more
Chris Conrad, Mikki Norris and Paul Stanford report from Mexico City's "Expo Weed" + Atty Will Hutson "Is it Hemp or Is it Weed" for the nation & DA Kim Ogg of Houston, speaks at major Marijuana Conference.
John Baucum President of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition re Labor day weekend cannabis conference in Texas, Maggie Volpo of Ladybud.org re confining control by corporate cannabis + Okla Dispensary Kidnapping, UK opioid report via ITV & Philadelphia attempts to set up safe injection site
Tyler Broker an attorney has column on Above the Law titled The Case for Legalizing All Drugs Plus NY Times reporter Emily Bazalon has a new book Charged - The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration
Kim Ogg the District Attorney of Houston/Harris County Texas for the half hour. We discuss marijuana & hemp and conflicting laws, paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program, cops ability to search based on hemp smell, number of prosecutors, bail bonds, the Harding Street bust the corruption there of, gangs, Portugal & decrim, Switzerland and Heroin, overdose deaths, safe consumption facilities , what glue holds the drug war together
Paul Armentano of NORML re "marijuana psychosis", Jodi James of Florida Cannabis Action Network, Nurse Mary Lynn Mathre of Patients Out Of Time & NIDA Scientist Dr. Donald Tashkin on safety of marijuana
New Jersey Weedman, Ed Fourchion set to sell weed at statehouse to challenge supposed legalization, Rob announces April 6 Cannabis Expo, Cornel Prof. Christopher Wildeman re "Nearly Half of US Families Have Had Relatives Behind Bars", Spoorthi Kamepalli re Baker Institute Seminar/Judging
Julia Negron speaks of need for harm reduction in Florida, Kassandra Frederique of DPA re renewed compassion in US, Tony Papa of DPA re sentencing disparity, Justin George reporter with Marshall Program & Howard Wooldridge re UN call for decriminalization of drugs
Superior Court Judge James P. Gray, (ret) discusses failure and futility of drug war. Tex House Hearing on HB63 Marijuana Decrim with Ronny Moore Asst Police Chief, David Sloan of DFW & Natl NORML, Senior District Court Judge John Delaney
Dr. Richard Andrews is a Houston family doctor who is co-chair of the National Task Force on Hepatitis B. He has a particular interest in the overlap between drug use, drug policy and hepatitis. + Matt Simon of Marijuana Policy Project regarding progress on drug laws in New England.
Drug Truth Network Editorial re fiasco bust in Houston, interview with Texas Senator John Whitmire + US Congressional Hearing on Safe Banking Act for marijuana business owners and employees featuring Fiona Ma California Sec of Treasury & Maj Neill Franklin Exec Dir of Law Enforcement Action Partnership, LEAP.cc
Dr. Alex Wokak is a physician and the director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, at St Vincent's Hospital, in Sydney, Australia. Wodak is a notable advocate of drug reform laws. Wodak helped establish the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, the NSW Users AIDS Association, and the Australian Society of HIV Medicine. Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association. Wodak also helped open Australia's first needle exchange programme and the first medically supervised injecting centre in Kings Cross
Lui LaRotta, Chairman. Harris County Republican Auxiliary Clubs , John Baucum, political director of Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition, Jason Tarasek re Minnesota Legislature to Consider Ending Marijuana Prohibition & Emily Kaltenbach of DPA re N. Mexico move to make drug possession a misdemeanor