We look ahead to National Alcohol and Other Drugs Facts Week, which is January 25-31 this year, and we hear about the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem coming up in April. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
This week we discuss new data on youth drug use, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's support for marijuana legalization, and Maine Governor Paul LePage's racist comments about the drug war. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
Rosemary Gladstar founded the California School of Herbal Studies in 1978. Later, she and her family established Sage Mountain Retreat Center and Native Plant Reserve in Vermont. She's also an author and she's written a new book, "Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide". For her, helping people take charge of their own health is part of why she became a herbal expert. Don Merrill talks with her about the ins and outs of herbal medicine, their history, their uses, their benefits and their limitations. 28:31 minutes (26.1 MB)
Today was the first day of legal retail pot sales in Oregon, and spirits were high at dispensaries across the Portland area.
In this piece, KBOO reporter Jim Thompson speaks with customers lines up outside Shango's, a dispensary in Hillsboro, followed by KBOO reporter Doug McVay speaking with Mike Mullins of Stoney Girl Gardens, a dispensary in Clackamas County, to see how opening day went from a business owner's perspective. 6:00 minutes (5.5 MB)
This week on Century Of Lies I talk with Michael Krawitz about international drug policy reform as well as efforts to secure medical marijuana access for our nation's veterans. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)