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"Too High To Fail" author Doug Fine looks at the potential of legalizing marijuana

09/27/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Journalist Doug Fine spent most of 2011 in the hills of Northern California's Mendocino County, where he discovered that county law enforcement was issuing permits to cannabis cultivators for a fee. His book Too High to Fail gives readers an in-depth look at the burgeoning legal cannabis industry and its potential to boost the economy.

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Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson discusses his quest for the Republican Presidential nomination

12/12/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Coming up we'll talk with former two-term New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson. Johnson will be in Clearwater this evening. The former business owner is a triathlete and he's running for the GOP Presidential nomination. He's a fiscal conservative who is liberal on social issues.

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Interview with hydroponics shop owner whose customers were spied on by Pinellas Sheriff's Department

12/05/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Coming up this hour we'll talk with Dawn Bednar who is one of the owners of Simply Hydroponics and Organics (FMI hydrodawn@yahoo.com). Yesterday in the St. Petersburg Times there was a story about how Pinellas sheriffs deputies had placed a camera on a poll outside her business in Largo. The deputies were photographing customers who were going in and out of her store, looking for people who were growing marijuana in their homes. Bednar says that her customers are legitimate and should not ...

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Is it past time to legalize cannabis?

08/04/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Dr. Christopher Glenn Fichtner, M.D., author of the book: Cannabinomics: The Marijuana Policy Tipping Point.

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Randy Heine running for Pinellas County Sheriff on marijuana legalization platform listen

05/20/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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After the 2012 elections Pinellas County residents will have a new Sheriff in town. In a field of other candidates, Randy Heine announced his bid for Pinellas County Sheriff this morning at the Supervisor of Elections office in Largo.

Randy Heine wants to change the face of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office: by supporting and proposing policies that aim to legalize marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use. It’s a stance he’s always had, but this morning he made official...

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Is The Country Moving Toward Legalization Of Marijuana?

12/31/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Our guest for this segment: Maryland State Police Major Neill Franklin.

In an article he published on AlterNet this week, Franklin talks about the recent killing of a Mexican drug kingpin, and how this will do nothing to slow down the flow of drugs or stop the violence.

A recent survey cited on [Vision Critical](http://www.visioncritical.com...

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The case for drug legalization

05/07/09 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up, the argument for legalizing drugs. But first, some listener comments about yesterday’s discussion of the health care reform debate in Washington and and the fact that single payer advocates- or Medicare for All supporters - are being left out of the debate.

In the early 1980s, Brian O’Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a cocaine addiction. Under increasing thre...

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NORML reacts to Phelps drug buzz listen

02/03/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Just days after a photo of him indulging in marijuana hit the internet, several of Michael Phelps sponsors say they are standing by him.

Apparel company Speedo and luxury watchmaker Omega have announced their support for the Olympic star, who electrified the world last summer by taking home a record eight Gold Medals.

On Sunday, Phelps acknowledged "regrettable" behavior and "bad judgment" after the photo appeared in the British tabloid News of the World. The paper said the picture wa...

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Straight talk on legal and illegal drugs

08/19/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good Afternoon, welcome to WMNF's Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today, some straight talk about legal and illegal drugs. We’ll hear from a professor of pharmacology at Duke University who says people need access to un-biased information about drugs.

But first, two listener comments: one about Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now program and the other about the interview last week with Jack Cole, a retired law enforcement officer who thinks drugs should be legalized.

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Ex-law enforcement officers say legalize drugs

08/13/08 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Should drugs such as marijuana be legalized?

Our guest is Jack Cole, executive director of the group Law Enforcement Against Prohibition or LEAP. He spent 26 years with the New Jersey State Police. He’ll be in the Tampa Bay area this weekend.

For more information, visit CopsSayLeglizeDrugs.org.

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