Thanks for checking out the latest episode of the Hot Box. I’m Mat Lee, and in this episode I have two fantastic interviews for you. First up you’ll hear from Montana Patient Outreach Advocate Tayln Lang about where things are regarding Montana’s medical marijuana industry. After that I have a chat with LEAP member Regina Hufnagel. The original reason for the interview was to talk about what Canada is doing with a legal heroin program. Being the passionate individuals we are, we talked about so much more than just that. I want to thank Sean Monroy from 420 Friendly Illustrations for making our new Hot Box logo.
“The war on drugs is over.”
Welcome to another episode of your favorite marijuana / cannabis talk show, the Hot Box. Mat Lee here with some show notes for episode 133. We recorded on Saturday so we could interview another member of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) on the show. Let’s welcome Diane Goldstein to the Hot Box. Join us as we discuss changing drug policy, Obama VS Biden, some international drug policy, states rights, and the newly passed marijuana laws in Washington and Colorado. This is a great conversation so keep reading for links to more information on Diane Goldstein, LEAP, and the articles we discussed. Thanks for listening, and help spread the word by clicking the share buttons. Interact with us throughout the week on the big three. Find the Hot Box on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
“We need the states and the attorney generals of the states to stand up for their rights as sovereign states.”
Welcome to episode 105 of the Hot Box marijuana podcast. Each week we discuss recent cannabis news, interesting marijuana related topics, and answer general questions about society. Join us each week live on Hot Box TV to participate in the live recording via our chat room. In this episode we would like to welcome distnguished LEAP member, Stephen Downing. The topic at hand is from this LEAP article about how YouTube ignored a question advocating marijuana legalization from a retired LAPD deputy chief of police that won twice as many votes as any other video question in the White House’s “Your Interview with the President” competition on the Google-owned site.
“Drug prohibition from every aspect has been a complete catastrophe.”
The problem with the war on drugs, is the war on drugs. Why are you starting fights with people like that? Why are you treating things that should be health related, like criminal offenses? That’s the most appalling thing of all, for now at least. I’m sure if we give them time they will blow us away with something even worse. Listen, if people have drug problems, they are treated like criminals, rather than the alternative. What’s the alternative? Hmm, some sort of empathy and humanity for someone going through a hard time in their life perhaps? It’s maybe a bit hard to understand unless you’ve gone through it yourself, but still. Jail? Really? Sure, if they keep doing it over and over again after you’ve helped, or they’ve helped themselves over and over, then OK, but is it criminal? Not hardly.