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07/10/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 07/09/2016 - 20:59

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.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

07/03/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 03:31

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.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

06/19/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 03:28

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.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

06/12/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 06/11/2016 - 20:39

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.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

05/29/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 05/28/2016 - 17:46

This week: We look back at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs and hear from the presidents of Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

05/22/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 00:19

We speak with author and journalist Maia Szalavitz about addiction, overdose, and her new book Unbroken Brain; plus we talk about criminal justice with death row DNA exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

05/15/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 19:58

We speak with California NORML's Dale Gieringer, and Portland NORML's Scott Gordon, plus we hear from author and marijuana expert Robert C. Clarke.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

05/08/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 06:10

This week we bring you sounds from the first annual cannabis Cultivation Classic in Portland, Oregon, including interviews with US Representative Earl Blumenauer, author Robert C. Clarke, and activist Madeline Martinez.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

05/01/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 02:54

This week: more from the recent UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, the UNGASS. We speak with Adam Eidinger with DC Marijuana Justice; author, journalist, and hemp advocate Doug Fine; and radical journalist and drug policy reformer Enrico Fletzer.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

04/24/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Fri, 04/22/2016 - 19:49

This week on Century Of Lies we speak with Dr. Ciara Torres, a researcher and postdoctoral research fellow at the Columbia University School of Social Work; and with Phil Smith, reporter and editor at the Drug War Chronicle and AlterNet; plus part of an interview with Billy Murphy, Jr. the legendary Baltimore criminal defense attorney who represented the family of Freddie Gray, a young man who was murdered by Baltimore police in 2015.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

04/17/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 04/16/2016 - 10:47

This week on Century Of Lies, host Doug McVay and DTN Executive Producer Dean Becker are at the Patients Out of Time conference. They talk with Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, about marijuana, the drug war, the murder of Freddy Gray, Baltimore, and how #BlackLivesMatter has influenced the drug policy debate.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

04/10/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 04/09/2016 - 05:53

This week on Century Of Lies we continue to look ahead at the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs that will be held April 19-21 at UN Headquarters in New York, and hear from Donald MacPherson of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition and Aram Barra with Mexico United Against Crime.

Categories: Drug Truth Network
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