Drug War Facts Audio Newsbriefs
Seattle Hempfest is August 19-21 this year! This week we look at marijuana legalization, and how medical, adult social (recreational), and spiritual uses of marijuana can co-exist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week: We look back at the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs and hear from the presidents of Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia.
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.
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.