Texas Senator Jose Menendez submits medical cannabis bill, Anon Texas mother of 2 year old describes powerful benefit of cannabis + Nishi Whiteley author of Chronic Relief - A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally and Chronically Ill & Data on Tex Med Ctr Conf on Cannabis in Hou 12/13/16
Clay Conrad a Houston attorney discusses drug policy at national, state and local levels, Jodie Emery of Cannabis Culture on Canadian cannabis policy + Phil Smith of Stop the Drug War & Alternet re US cannabis laws
This week The President talks about marijuana legalization, President-Elect Trump talks drug war with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and the head of an agency to prevent underage drinking says legalization is scary because she thinks marijuana is a gateway drug.
This week we listen as the New Mexico State Legislature considers heroin treatment as a policy alternative, plus the US government stops the sale of thousands of rifles to the Philippine National Police #BoycottThePhilippines.
This week we talk with Tom Burns, former head of marijuana programs for the state of Oregon, about balancing the needs of patients in a time of broader adult use legalization; and Philippine President Duterte says he's separating from the US over his murderous vigilante drug war #BoycottThePhilippines.
This week we hear more about King County, Seattle, Washington's plan to set up two supervised drug consumption facilities, plus we talk with hemp activist Courtney Moran, legalization activist Jodie Emery, and Project PC's Megan Holt.
King County, Seattle, Washington, will soon have two supervised drug consumption facilities. That recommendation is part of a final report by King County's Heroin and Prescription Opiate Task Force, which released its final report on Thursday Sept. 15.
This week on part two of our Seattle Hempfest special: reform beyond Washington state, with audio from Jodie Emery (Canada), Keith Saunders (MA/NH), Rachel Kurtz (OR), Danielle Muggli (MT), and Serra Frank (ID).
This week we come to you live from Seattle Hempfest! We hear from travel guru Rick Steves, Hempfest honchos Vivian McPeak and John Davis, reformer and hemp advocate Joy Beckerman, plus activist and entrepreneur Alison Draisin.
We talk with Rick Doblin from MAPS about the DEA's new rules on cultivating marijuana for research purposes, and we talk with Lorenzo Jones of the Katal Center about police in the community and effective community policing.
This week we attended Portland's Summer Fair, a free marijuana expo, and spoke with noted author and marijuana grow expert Jorge Cervantes, attorney and agricultural best practices expert Chris Van Hook of Clean Green Certification, and Portland area entrepreneur and business owner Adrian Brown.
US Senator Tim Kaine talks about states as laboratories of democracy, and asks whether marijuana legalization has impacted heroin production; Senator Ed Markey talks about overdose deaths, and asks whether the administration has been ignoring Fentanyl coming in from China and Mexico; and Senator Marco Rubio speaks sensibly about alcohol, other drugs, and drug addiction.
The Veterans Affairs department releases a new estimate of veteran suicides -- 20 per day in 2014 -- and we speak with the authors of new research showing that medical marijuana laws are associated with a reduction in prescription medication use.
This week: the Adult Use of Marijuana Act is officially Proposition 63 on California's November election ballot; many medical marijuana dispensaries have closed in Washington state as the adult use system rolls over the medical program; and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime releases the new World Drug Report.
This week: we talk with Steve Rolles with the UK's Transform Drug Policy Foundation about Brexit and the future of drug policy in the UK and the EU; plus the UN's recent General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS featured discussions about injection drug use and HIV/AIDS, so we hear some audio from that.
We hear from Jesce Horton and Charlo Greene with the Minority Cannabis Business Association, and the US Senate Homeland Security Committee hears about harm reduction, supervised injection facilities, and heroin maintenance treatment.
The European Monitoring Centre on Drugs and Drug Addiction releases its annual European Drug Report; we listen in on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission as it decides on rules for legal adult social use marijuana; and we talk about Booze Culture.
This week we speak with Shaleen Title, a business owner and activist who's on the board of directors of the Minority Cannabis Business Association, and with Ngaio Bealum, who's a journalist, comedian, activist, and also a member of the board of directors for the Minority Cannabis Business Association.