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    Report on Alcohol Poisoning in the U.S.

    Dr. Bob Brewer talked by remote video from Atlanta about the report released earlier in the week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that finds alcohol poisoning kills…

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    Book Discussion on Acid Test

    Tom Shroder talked about his book, Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal, in which he recounts the creation of psychedelic drugs, specifically LSD and Ecstasy (MDMA), and their use…

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    Marijuana Legalization and International Drug Treaties

    Panelists talked about the potential effects of marijuana legislation on U.S. foreign policy. They also discussed the global drug control treaty system, which banned marijuana except…

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    Larry Merlo on Corporate Responsibility

    Larry Merlo, president and chief executive officer of CVS Health, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about corporate responsibility. He defended the company’s decision to…

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    Substance Abuse and Crime

    Panelists talked about innovative ways to address substance and alcohol abuse other than jail or prison. Representatives of South Dakota’s 24/7 Sobriety program and…

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    Addiction in Early America

    Panelists talked about how different social groups used and abused laudanum, opium, and alcohol in the 19th century. They said alcoholism was primarily a male problem, while thousands…

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    Book Discussion on Marijuana Legalization

    Professor Angela Hawken talked about her book, Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, in which she looks at the pros and cons of marijuana legalization. This interview…

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    Cannabis Summit

    Business owners, activists and policy makers gathered in Denver for the Cannabis Business Summit. They discussed the progress, problems, and future of the legal cannabis…

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    E-Cigarette Marketing

    Industry representatives and anti-tobacco advocates testified on e-cigarette marketing practices designed to appeal to children. In addition, the hearing also focused on the health…

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    Open Phones on Regulating E-Cigarettes

    Michael Felberbaum, who covered the tobacco industry for the Associate Press, talked by video from Richmond, Virginia, about the electronic-cigarette industry and proposed…

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    E-Cigarette Program Preview

    A program on regulating electronic cigarettes was previewed with a display of e-cigarette materials and a listing of proposed regulations. A portion of a June 18, 2014, Senate…

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    Washington Journal on Colorado's Marijuana Industry

    The entire June 27, 2014, “Washington Journal” was devoted to Colorado allowing the legal sale of recreational marijuana to those over 21. In addition to live interviews,…

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    Gina Carbone on Colorado's Marijuana Retail Industry

    Gina Carbone talked by video from Denver about Smart Colorado, a retail industry watchdog group created in response to the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana use. The…

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    Michael Elliott on Colorado Marijuana Regulation

    Michael Elliott of the Marijuana Industry Group talked by video from Denver about the new levels of regulation in Colorado following the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana…

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    Ben Markus on Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Law

    Ben Markus talked by video from Denver about Colorado’s experience with recreational marijuana sales since licensed stores began selling it in January 2014. Topics included a history…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question “Would you support the legalization of marijuana?” Throughout the program taped interviews were shown from…

    557 views
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    Faith and Freedom Coalition, Governor Chris Christie

    Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) spoke at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” policy conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. He…

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    Book Discussion on Unlucky Strike

    John Staddon talked about his book, Unlucky Strike: Private Health and the Science, Law and Politics of Smoking, in which he says that cigarette smokers are being unfairly targeted by the…

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    Tobacco Use and Regulation

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposal to assert authority over…

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    Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

    Witnesses testified at a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing on prescription drug abuse and its role in the increased use of Heroin in the U.S. They also spoke about…

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