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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. br/ br/ This interview was…

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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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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Justice Department’s new plan that would provide a path to clemency for convicted drug offenders. Aruna Viswanatha also spoke…

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    Public Health and Drug Use

    Michael Botticelli talked to the National Lieutenant Governors Association about prescription drug abuse and opiate overdoses, their impact on public health and safety, and government…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines, including a special line for those who had been jailed for drug crimes, were open for viewer comments on the topic of Attorney General Eric Holder’s endorsement of a…

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    Attorney General Holder on Drug Sentencing

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the U.S. Sentencing Commission and stated his endorsment for a proposal to reduce prison sentences for non-violent drug offenders. He said…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question “Should Your State Legalize Marijuana?” the lines were divided as “Yes,” "No," and…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question “Should Your State Legalize Marijuana?” the lines were divided as “Yes,” "No," and…

    323 views
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    Marijuana Policy

    Michael Botticelli testified on the Obama administration’s marijuana policy. The hearing occurred as a number of states had decriminalized or legalized marijuana possession,…

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    Book Discussion on The Chronicles of Cadillac Dave

    Author John Wheeler talked about his book, The Chronicles of Cadillac Dave: True Confessions of a Drug Kingpin, which is based on Wheeler’s life as a drug dealer in the 1970s.…

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    Recreational Marijuana Sales

    Dan Riffle and Kevin Sabet talked about the significance of the decision by Colorado to allow recreational marijuana sales as of January 1, 2014, and how that decision could play out in…

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    Allison Sherry on Recreational Marijuana Sales

    Denver Post Washington Bureau Chief Allison Sherry talked by telephone about recreational marijuana sales in Colorado since they were legal as of January 1, 2014, developments in states…

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    Book Discussion on Prohibition Gangsters

    Author and history professor Marc Mappen talked about his book, Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation about organized crime and its leaders during Prohibition in New…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on “Is the War on Drugs Succeeding?” br/ Trevor Hughes of USA Today reported by telephone on the changes in drug laws in states,…

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