James A. Baker III Conference on Med Cannabis for veterans II with Maj. David Bass & Tx Senator Joan Huffman + Howard Wooldridge of LEAP re progress in ending drug war & Summer Reading Assignment for all US officials
Doug McVay Reports: Oregon gets to vote on marijuana legalization, the House Judiciary Task Force on Prison Overcrowding holds its final hearing of the session, and we hear about the Summer Reading Assignment.
The House of Representatives tells the IRS and US Treasury Department to keep their hands off state-legal marijuana businesses, Congress tries to interfere with DC decriminalization, and thousands of federal drug prisoners could receive a sentence reduction.
Doug McVay reporting this week: The White House released its new annual drug strategy report so we hear from ONDCP Acting Director Michael Botticelli, plus NIDA Director Nora Volkow on heroin and prescription drugs.
Doug McVay report: This week: research into medical cannabis and PTSD among veterans stymied, the CDC raises an alarm over prescription drug use, and we look at pain management for our nation's military.
Doug McVay with more from the Patients Out of Time clinical cannabis therapeutics conference; Senate Narcotics Caucus looks at heroin and other opiate use; and Minnesota passes a limited medical cannabis bill.
DTN reporter Doug McVay from Portland Oregon: Welcoming attendees to the Cannabis Therapeutics Conference. Patients Out of Time President Mary Lynn Mathre,Doctor Donald Abrams, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California-San Francisco
Doug McVay report:Portions of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing/lovefest from earlier this week with DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart, Senator Patrick Leahy and Senator Charles Grassley talking about heroin, prescription drugs, and legal marijuana."
Doug McVay report: US Attorney General Eric Holder on efforts to crack down on opiate misuse: Martin Sheen, Judge Jim Gray of California, Sheriff Grayson Robinson of Colorado, Superintendent Rick Van Wickler of New Hampshire, and Judge Robert Francis of Texas .Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy in the UCLA School of Public Affairs; Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch; director of the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program; and Otto Pérez Molina, the president of Guatemala
Religious Leaders Release "Easter Statement" Calling for an End to the War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration, with Rev. Edwin Sanders, Rev. Kenneth Glaskow, Rev. Robina Winbush, Rev. John E Jackson, Rev. Michael McBride and Mike Allen of End Mass Incarceration Houston
DTN reporter Doug McVay summarizes The Commission on Narcotic Drugs situation which is holding its 57th annual session this
week in Vienna. Featuring audio from Eliot Albers of INPUD, Allison Crocket of UNAIDS, and Russell Brand!
Rebecca Richman Cohen, Producer of "Code of the West" + Al Franken, Doug Mcvay & Nixon, Maryland cops say NO, Willies weed whacked?, Jailer busted smoking in jail, Cops searches easier now, SNL-Nancy Grace, Texas to toke up?