This week: at the Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, Oregon, we interview former NBA star Clifford "Uncle Spliffy" Robinson, Aaron Smith and Bethany Moore from National Cannabis Industry Association, David Rheins and Morgan from the Marijuana Business Association, Sam Chapman from New Economy Consulting.
This week we look at human rights and the drug war with audio from Damon Barrett, Director and co-founder of the International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, and The Honorable Mark Golding, Minister of Justice for Jamaica.
This week: We hear ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli and the GAO's David Maurer testify before a House subcommittee on ONDCP reauthorization and about recent reports from both agencies that show that current US drug control policies are a failure.
Doug McVay reports: This week we continue our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference, with audio from Deborah Small from Break The Chains, and interviews with author and activist Kemba Smith, and with Jonathan Perri of Change.org.
Part two of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference. We hear from Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism; Lorenzo Jones from the A Better Way Foundation; and Amanda Reiman from the Drug Policy Alliance.
This week in part one of our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's international reform conference, we hear from Deborah Peterson-Small of Break The Chains, we talk with Martha's mum Anne-Marie Cockburn, and we say goodbye to a good friend who recently passed away, Thomas J. O'Connell, MD.
This week we talk with Kirk Tousaw, an attorney and civil rights advocate in British Columbia, about the recent Canadian general election and prospects for drug policy reform under the new Trudeau government.
The drug czar's office failed to release its annual drug control strategy for fiscal year 2015. On this week's Century Of Lies we talk about that, plus the upcoming 2016 election, with Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.
This week we talk with Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, and Jason Ziedenberg, director of research and policy for the Justice Policy Institute, about mass incarceration and a new report on prisons in the US.
This week in part two of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, we talk with Bill Panzer, a criminal defense attorney from Oakland, CA; Kari Boiter, a criminal justice reform activist from Washington state; and John Conroy, an attorney from British Columbia, Canada.
Cyd Maurer, a journalist who was recently fired from her job as a TV news anchor in Oregon for testing positive for marijuana, and with Kathleen Kane-Willis of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy about their new report on heroin in Illinois.
This week coverage of the Cannabis Creative Conference featuring interviews with Aaron Smith of the National Cannabis Industry Association, Morgan and Twice Baked In Washington from the Marijuana Business Association, and some words from Congressman Earl Blumenauer.
This week: the Justice Department's inspector general issues a report criticizing the DEA's handling of its confidential informant program, and the Senate narcotics caucus hears about barriers to CBD research.
This week Doug McVay talks with Seattle attorney and NORML board member Jeff Steinborn about Washington's marijuana laws, plus President Obama speaks about sentencing reform at El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma.