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  • Hearing Examines How Drug Traffickers Exploit Mail System Vulnerabilities
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    Opioid Crisis and Mail Vulnerabilities

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing to discuss the opioid epidemic and ways drug traffickers exploit the U.S. and…

  • Washington Journal CJ Ciaramella Discusses Drug Sentencing
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    C.J. Ciaramella on Drug Sentencing

    C.J. Ciaramella talked about his recent Reason Magazine article on the impact of drug-free zones around schools on drug sentencing. This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series…

  • Washington Journal Chris Walsh Discusses the Future of Legalized Marijuana
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    Chris Walsh on the Future of Legalized Marijuana

    Chris Walsh discussed Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to reverse an Obama administration marijuana enforcement policy and how doing so could affect the industry and current and…

  • Jeremy Berke on Legalized Marijuana
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    Jeremy Berke on Legalized Marijuana

    Jeremy Berke spoke by phone about the impact of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to make it easier for prosecutors to enforce federal marijuana laws in states where the substance is…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for comments on the question, “What are your views on marijuana legalization?” On January 1, 2018, California became the most recent state to…

  • Senator Cory Booker on Federal Marijuana Policy Change
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    Senator Cory Booker on Federal Marijuana Policy Change

    Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) criticized Attorney General Sessions' announcement regarding a change in federal marijuana policy. He talked about how the police resources used to reinforce…

  • Attorney General Sessions Makes Remarks on Drug Policy
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    Attorney General Sessions Remarks on Drug Policy

    Attorney General Sessions made brief remarks on marijuana prior to a meeting on drug policy at the Department of Justice. He said that he believes marijuana is a “big issue” for America and that he is…

  • Subpoenas Issued for ATF Witnesses at Oversight Hearing on Jaime Zapata Murder
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    Murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agenct

    Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives officials testified at a hearing on Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata’s murder by members of…

  • Issues in Legalized Marijuana
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    Issues in Legalized Marijuana

    The 10th Circuit Judicial Conference held a panel discussion on Colorado and other states' decriminalization of marijuana for medical and recreational use. State solictor generals and legal…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should marijuana be legalized?” The question was drawn from marijuana legalization ballot initiatives in five states on…

  • Tom Vilsack and Michael Botticelli Discuss Opioid Addiction
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    Washington Ideas Forum, Opioid Epidemic

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli discussed their efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. They were interviewed by Jonathan Allen…

  • emBirchfield v North Dakotaem Oral Argument
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    Birchfield v. North Dakota Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Birchfield v. North Dakota, docket 14-1468. The case concerns whether, in the absence of a warrant, a state may make it illegal for a driver to refuse to take a…

  • Washington Journal Duncan Wood on USMexico Cooperation in Drug War
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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.

  • White House Briefing
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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 the Union address,…

  • Discussion on Incarceration in the US
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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 non-violent drug offenses played in that…

  • Discussion on Drug Sentencing Laws
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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,” held in the Lincoln Theatre in…

  • Oversight Hearing on Drug Control Policy
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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…

  • Marijuana Legalization Debate
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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 country. Mary…

  • Washington Journal John Hudak on Marijuana Legalization in the US
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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 also…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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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 were divided by those in…

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