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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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    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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    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…

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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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    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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    Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

    Drug policy and enforcement officials testified on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as Molly, K2, Spice, and “bath salts.” Topics included how these drug traffickers…

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    War on Drugs

    Panelists talked about marijuana legalization and its potential ramifications on the drug war. Author Daniel Okrent compared marijuana legalization to Prohibition, and said that…

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    Drugs and Border Panel

    Hipolito Acosta, author of The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico’s Deadly Crime Cartels and C. A. Heifner, author of Mule: My Dangerous Life as a Drug Smuggler Turned…

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    Book Discussion on Too High to Fail

    Investigative journalist Doug Fine looks at the financial benefits of legalizing cannabis, which he argues would add close to $100 billion to our economy. He showed slides during his…

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    Book Discussion on Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It

    Retired California Superior Court Judge James Gray, the 2012 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, talked about his book, Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It: A…

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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation

    Attorney General Eric Holder testified on the government’s gun smuggling sting “Operation Fast and Furious.” A The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ran…

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    Ultra-Light Aircraft and Drug Smuggling Bill Debate

    Members debated a measure authorizing the use of aircraft by law enforcement to counter drug trafficking.

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    Representative Mack on Narcotics Trafficking and Border Violence

    Reprasntentive Connie Mack (R-FL) talked about the United States and Mexican government efforts to fight transnational narcotics and firearm trafficking. Topics included organized…

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    Jason Ryan, Part 2

    Jason Ryan talked about 1980s drug smuggling. He spoke at the beaches of McClellanville, near Charleston, S.C., which have been used by Blackbeard, Confederate blockade runners, rum…

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    Jason Ryan, Part 1

    Jason Ryan talked about 1980s drug smuggling in Charleston, S.C, and Operation Jackpot, which was part of the Reagan administration’s War on Drugs. He spoke in front of the U.S.…

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    Jason Ryan, Part 3

    Jason Ryan talked about his book Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting That Launched the War on Drugs. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011…

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    Federal Gun Smuggling Sting Operation, Ronald Welch Testimony

    Ronald Welch testified at a hearing on a government sting operation aimed at gun smugglers known as “Operation Fast and Furious.” He responded to questions about allegations…

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