Century Of Lies is a weekly 30-minute program that is focused on drug policy reform and the war on drugs. The show explores criminal justice, public health, and international policy as well as US policies and includes news reports, commentary, interviews, and other recorded segments. Century of Lies is a production of the Drug Truth Network and is syndicated via the Pacifica Foundation Radio Network.
This week we look at human rights and the drug war and hear from Maricela
Orozco, a member of the Familiares en Búsqueda María Herrera collective, a
group of family members of the disappeared organized in several states across
Mexico; plus we take a look at the new owner of...
The New Jersey Legislature is considering how to decriminalize and legally
regulate the adult social use marijuana market -- yes, that New Jersey. On
this edition of Century of Lies, we hear from Shaleen Title, a Commissioner
with the Massachusetts State Cannabis Control Co...
This week: the first 60 days of Prop 64. We hear from CA State Senator Mike
McGuire, CA State Assembly Member Jim Wood, Tim Ricard with the Sonoma County
Economic Development Board, Hezekiah Allen with the California Growers
Association, and Amanda Reiman, PhD.
An effort in the state of Colorado to prevent overdose deaths suffered a
setback in the Colorado Legislature on February 14. The Co Senate's State,
Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee held a hearing on Senate Bill 40, a
measure "providing immunity for individuals who p...
The White House has chosen a new drug czar; Oregon legislators are working to
set up mental health checkups for all law enforcement officers in that state;
and we hear more about the state of civil rights in the United States.
This week on Century of Lies we continue our look at the state of marijuana
legalization in the US, we hear from Vanita Gupta with the Leadership Council
on Civil and Human Rights on the state of civil rights in America, and we pay
tribute to the legendary activist Dennis P...
A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, From Prohibition to Progress: A
Status Report on Marijuana Legalization, demonstrates how and why marijuana
legalization is working so far. From Prohibition to Progress finds that
states are saving money and protecting the public by...
The UK House of Parliament held a debate recently on safe injection sites,
otherwise known as drug consumption rooms. On today's show, we hear from
Ronnie Cowan, MP from Inverclyde; Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West;
and Alison Thewliss, MP for Glasgow Central.
This week on Century: Committees of the New York State Assembly hear about
marijuana legalization from panels of experts, and Representative Earl
Blumenauer (D-OR) speaks on the House floor about marijuana law reform.