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    Birchfield v. North Dakota Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Birchfield v. North Dakota. The case concerns whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it illegal for a driver to refuse to take a…

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    U.S.-Mexico Cooperation in Drug War

    Duncan Wood talked about the recapture of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and its implications for U.S.-Mexican cooperation in future anti-drug trafficking efforts.

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest responded to questions from reporters on a variety of topics, including the capture of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the next day’s State of…

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    Drug Control Policy

    Michael Botticelli, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and other federal officials testified at a hearing on the reauthorization of ONDCP and the agency’s…

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    Sentencing Drug Offenders

    Steven Cook and John Walter discussed drug sentencing laws “Sentencing Drug Offenders” was part of the day-long event, “Race and Justice in America: An Atlantic Summit,”…

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    Incarceration in the U.S.

    Three criminal justice experts talked about incarceration practices in the United States, in particular the dramatic increase in the prison population in recent decades and the role…

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    Marijuana Legalization Debate

    Wayne Laugesen and Mason Tvert debated the effect of legalized marijuana on teen use, crime, accidents and on state and national politics in Colorado and in other states around the…

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    Marijuana Legislation in the U.S.

    John Hudak talked about Oregon’s decision to join the list of states that allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use and the potential for other states to join the list. He…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: "Do you support or oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the U.S.? Telephone lines…

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    McFadden v. United States Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McFadden v. United States. At issue in the case was whether, in order to convict someone under the Controlled Substances Analogue Act, the…

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    Needle Exchange Programs

    Daniel Raymond talked by remote video from San Francisco about efforts in Indiana and Kentucky to expand access to needle exchanges for drug users in an attempt to stop the spread of HIV…

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    Book Discussion on Seeing Drugs

    Dan Weimer talked about his book, Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency, and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1969-1976, about the implementation of the war on drugs…

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    Ballot Measures on Marijuana

    John Hudak talked about four marijuana ballot measures in the 2014 midterm elections. Three regarding recreational use passed in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., while Florida…

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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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    Marijuana and Transportation Safety

    Federal transportation and health officials testified on the risks of driving under the influence of marijuana, and changes to federal transportation policy if marijuana use were…

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    De-Criminalization of Marijuana in Washington, D.C.

    Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) responded to a Republican amendment to a bill for funding for the District of Columbia that would block the city from enforcing its law…

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    Police Chief Marco Vasquez on Marijuana Legalization's Effect on Law Enforcement

    Marco Vasquez, a member of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), talked about the effect of the legalization of marijuana on law enforcement. This interview was recorded for…

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    Jason Colman on Marijuana Products

    Jason Coleman, a sales clerk at Medicine Man recreational and medical marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colorado, known as a “budtender,” talked about the marijuana products…

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    Marijuana Policy

    Witnesses testified about the decriminalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia. The hearing focused on possible effects of doing so on local and federal…

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    Justice Department Clemency Guidelines

    Aruna Viswanatha spoke by phone about Justice Department clemency guidelines.

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