Kim Ogg, DA of Houston re Misdemeanor Marijuana Diversion Program stopping 12,000 arrests per year w/ Sylvester Turner Mayor of Houston, Art Acevedo Houston Police Chief, Ed Gonzalez Sheriff of Houston & Texas Rep Joe Moody re decrim bill
David Bearman M.D., Co-founder of American Academy of Cannabinoid medicine, author of new book: Drugs Are Not The Devils Tools - How Discrimination and Greed Created a Dysfunctional Drug Policy and How It Can be Fixed
This week: a conversation with the author, activist, radio host, and distinguished long-time drug policy reformer Kevin Zeese; plus, White House Communications Director Sean Spicer on likely new directions for this administration's marijuana policies.
This week we speak with Kymone Freeman, who's an activist, playwright, and founder of We Act Radio, about marijuana legalization and political protest, plus we hear from Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) about the formation of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.
This week, we talk with Jodi James, Executive Director of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, about implementation of medical marijuana in Florida and the legislature's attempts to hobble that program before it gets off the ground, and we hear from Representative Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA) about his new bill, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act.
The state of Indiana is considering expansion of its harm reduction efforts. This week, we look at House Bill 1438, to promote public health and give communities more effective tools to address injection drug use.
This week we take a closer look at the new Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Kemp Chester, and ask: are the days of a federal drug czar are numbered, or will the agency transform itself for the Trump era?
This week we look at the newly released report from the National Academy of Sciences, The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids; and we continue our look at the man who might become the next US Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, and examine whether Beauregard believes that the Constitution and civil rights enforcement are barriers to effective law enforcement.
This week we talk with DC-based drug policy reform activist Adam Eidinger from DCMJ about plans to hand out 4,200 joints at #Trump420 Inauguration Day, plus we look at Attorney General nominee Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III.
This week: Mason Tvert with MPP on adult social use marijuana legalization, Yuri Fedotov with UNODC on Afghanistan opium, plus new research from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and a few words from travel guru and NORML board member Rick Steves.
On Friday, December 16, police in Montreal, Canada raided two Cannabis Culture shops, which had recently opened as marijuana dispensaries, and arrested several staffers along with Marc and Jodie Emery, the self-styled Prince and Princess of Pot. To learn more about this story and about marijuana legalization in Canada, we speak with Kirk Tousaw, a barrister who's involved in the case, and with Dana Larsen, a Canadian political activist and marijuana law reformer.
This week on Century Of Lies we talk with Sanho Tree from the Institute for Policy Studies about the President-Elect Trump, his AG pick Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, soon-to-be White House Chief of Staff Reinhold Priebus, fracking the swamp, and the future of drug policy reform.
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.