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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

04/03/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 04/02/2016 - 17:49

This week we continue preparing for the UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs, which will be held April 19 and 20 at UN headquarters in New York, by hearing from two of reform's leading opponents: Singapore and Russia.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

03/27/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sun, 03/27/2016 - 04:18

This week we continue our look at preparations for the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on drugs and hear representatives from the European Union, Canada, and New Zealand, plus a special message from Mary Lynn Mathre, president and co-founder of Patients Out of Time, about their conference coming up in April.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

03/20/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sun, 03/20/2016 - 02:34

This week we feature interviews with Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Vanessa Caldwell, a member of the New Zealand delegation at the annual meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna and co-chair of New Zealand's National Committee of Addiction Treatment.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

03/13/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 03/12/2016 - 22:13

This week we interview Tyler Williams, Outreach Coordinator for Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and Sanho Tree, Director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

03/06/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 03/05/2016 - 18:35

This week in preparation for the upcoming UNGASS on the world drug problem, we listen to a debate on whether nations should have alternatives to incarceration for simple possession of drugs, featuring legislators from Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, and Sudan.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

02/28/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 02/27/2016 - 20:11

This week: we hear a debate on global drug policy before the International Parliamentary Union, featuring Dr. Kasia Malinowska of the Open Society Institute and Professor Kevin Sabet, in preparation for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem coming up in April.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

02/21/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sun, 02/21/2016 - 18:08

This week on Century Of Lies, we hear part of a roundtable on Drugs, Human Rights, Community, and Development: Creating synergies between Member States and civil society to empower communities, featuring commentary from Daria Mogucheva of the Eurasian Network of People Who Use Drugs, Lithuania; Tripti Tandon of the Lawyers Collective, India; and Vicki Hanson of the St. Catherine Ganja Growers & Producers Association, Jamaica.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 02/20/2016 - 19:45

This week we hear from civil society representatives at a discussion organized by the President of the UN General Assembly in preparation for the upcoming UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

02/14/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 19:05

This week we talk medical marijuana with Mike Liszewski, Government Affairs Director for American for Safe Access, plus we talk with Chip Lazenby and James Morris about diversity in the cannabis industry.

Categories: Drug Truth Network

02/14/16 Doug McVay

Drug War Facts - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 21:31

Sun - Doug McVay interview of Morgan at Cannabis Collaboration Conference in Portland

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