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Marijuana, weed, chronic, dank, who hasn't smoked it? In recent years the argument for legalizing marijuana has grown more popular. Some say the war on marijuana is costing more than its worth. Many still argue that marijuana is the gateway drug. We will be taking a look at the economics, health issues and criminal aspect of marijuana.
Our guest panelists today are:
Norm Stamper, Retired Seattle Police Chief and LEAP Advisory Board Member Jasmine Tyler, Deputy Director of National Affairs, Drug Policy Alliance Drew Stromberg, Outreach Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy Jesselyn McCurdy, Senior Legislative Counsel for the Washington Legislative Office, American Civil Liberties Union Jasmine Tyler Jasmine advocates for policies that reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system, increase access to social and health services, and treat people who use drugs with dignity.
She is one of the leaders of the Crack the Disparity Coalition, which works to equalize the penalties for cocaine.
Norm Stamper Norm Stamper was a police officer for 34 years, the first 28 in San Diego. As a cop dedicated to protect and serve, Norm believes the war on drugs has done exactly the opposite for people.
Drew StrombergDrew Stromberg serves as Outreach Director for Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), where he tracks and advises student chapters for half of the United States and oversees chapter development for SSDP’s international network. Jesselyn McCurdy Jesselyn McCurdy is a Senior Legislative Counsel in the Washington Legislative Office (WLO) of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and is responsible for defending civil liberties in Congress and in the Executive Branch in the areas of criminal justice.
Ms. McCurdy was a member of the ACLU WLO staff for five years before accepting a position as a Counsel with the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. She was the lead House counsel for the historic Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 when it passed Congress.
DRUGS! Is there a connection between drug abuse and the world of the spirit.. Drugs are everywhere, and they can help or they can harm us, But can they lead us into the rhelm of the spirit. Alcohol, its just recreation right? Marijuania its all Natural, from the ground right? But can we be somehow embarking into a world of hidden dangers and unseen foes. and what of the hard struff, Meth amphetamine, Crack Cocaine, Heroine, and Perscription Medications. Can theses things Open doorways in our lives to spirit entities, and if so; is it dangerous. We will talk about it on blogtalkradio.com/jameseverett591 FOUNTAIN OF TRUTH
Chapter 1: Kentucky Senators Push for Hemp Legalization
Senate Minority Leader, along with Kentucky colleage Rand Paul, are looking to add a provision to the Farm Bill that would legalize the commercial production of hemp. Hemp legalization seems to possess broad support in Kentucky which passed its own legalization law in April. However, the Republican Senators are meeting much Democratic resistance. We talk to Janet Patton, a reporter for the Lexington-Herald Leader.
Chapter 2: DoJ’s Subpoena for AP Records Much Broader
The Associated Press has said that the Department of Justice subpoenas in the recent seizure of phone records pertaining to the news agency’s story on an undercover anti-terrorism sting operation were much broader than the DoJ originally claimed. The subpoenas allegedly included records for 21 phone lines from five bureaus, but also, apparently, for five reporters’ cellphones and three home phones. Jamila Bey argues that this means a likely violations of other privacy protections extending beyond those just afforded for the press.
Chapter 3: Senate Closer to Immigration Bill Including H1B Visa Expansion
The Senate Judiciary Committee continues to slog through three hundred amendments in its markup of a bipartisan immigration bill. The various sides are not very far apart on many issues including the pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. However, differences on specifics remain to be hammered out such as the cap on H1B visas, those given to highly skilled workers in high-tech fields. Crystal Williams, Executive Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, argues that a final bill may not be perfect, but it will go far to simplifying a system few can navigate now.
Last November, Washington and Colorado paved the trail for the legalization of recreational marijuana. Currently, 18 states and Washington DC allow for the legal use of medicinal marijuana. Are we moving towards a federal law that allows the legalization of recreational pot? Should pot be legal for recreational use or just medical use? What are the potential risks and benefits associated with legalization of marijuana? We'll examine the history of marijuana use in this country, discuss it
How do you keep your children safe? Join me and former drug dealer and national speaker K.D. Hardy as we dicuss three keys to keeping kids safe, healthy and off of drugs. Before the show read my recent aricles at www.shelleyawroy.net or visit KD at www.kdspeaks.com Submit question before the show to email@example.com
Drug testing Arkanasa's unemployed This past Monday in a republican led Arkansas in a 25-5 vote the senate passed a bill requiring those receiving unemployment benefits to submint to random durg testing.
But many say it's a violation of the federal unemployment law. What do you think? Join us @ the round table this weekend.
Chapter 1: Farm Bill and Food Stamps
Another fight concerning the Farm Bill has erupted over reapplying more stringent work standards for those receiving food stamps. In particular, those designated able-bodied and work capable individuals between the ages of 16 and 59 are expected to either work or perform some kind of job training while they receive assistance. Those requirements have been largely relaxed since the beginning of the recession, but now some legislators want to bring them back calling it a fair deal for those who receive assistance for a longer period of time. However, critics of the suggestion note that, despite the improvement of the economy overall, the unemployment rate has not significant decreased and many who rely on the assistance still lack jobs. We talk to Rachel Van Dongen , Congressional Editor for POLITICO.
Chapter 2: Supreme Court to Consider Whether Government Can Withhold Funding from Anti-HIV Organizations that Promote Legalizing Prostitution
The United States Supreme Court today heard the case of USAID v. Alliance for an Open Society, in which they are being asked to decide whether the federal government can refuse funding to non-profits that promote strategies they disagree with. In 2003 Congress passed the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act which included language that would rescind funding from organizations that promote the legalization of prostitution as a way of curbing HIV-infections. Such organizations filed suit claim this is essentially censorship, a ban of their right to free speech. We talk to Megan Brown, a Partner at Wiley Rein who wrote a brief on behalf of the Rutherford Institute.
Chapter 3: Update on the Keystone XL Pipeline
We talk to Joe Duggan, Reporter with Omaha World-Herald
Host David Gerber is joined this week by a panel from the Putnam County Providers of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse treatment agencies. Together they tackle the issue of drinking and drug use by teens going to Proms. It’s an epidsode that parents need to hear, as they discuss consequences of drinking and drug use during proms and how to best prevent prom-related drinking and drug use.
Substance Abuse Counselor DJ Diebold will be our guest speaker on this re-broadcast show from 10/15/11. He has been serving the behavioral health community for over 26 years and is the Director of Diebold Behavioral Counseling. His statement on the recovery process is this: "Our lower self is nothing but a manifestation of fear and the hold it can have on us. Giving into this fear renders our lives unmanageable."
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