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On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we are discussing a new Propublica investigation exposing how Trump administration appointees prevented Texas prosecutors from indicting Walmart for filling suspicious opioid prescriptions.

  On this edition of  Your Call’s media roundtable, the Guardian’s Chris McGreal discusses his new book, American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts.

Andy Bosselman

In the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, the San Francisco Police Department may be preventing injection drug users from getting clean needles. That could violate the department’s own guidelines — and have deadly consequences.

Marylee Williams

A line is forming outside Glide Church in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. People are waiting to get dinner or to get sent to another shelter for the night. But that’s not what Jana Lee* is here for.

Cannabis News Roundup: Legalize pot, fight ISIS

Apr 29, 2016
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Fight ISIS through legal pot … Cannabis cafes coming to Alaska? … Native tribes pull back from “green rush” … “Sisters of the Valley” chastised … and more.


Legalize cannabis and fight ISIS, Italian mafia // Reuters

Cannabis News Roundup: Nutella + canna oil?

Mar 25, 2016
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Supreme Court tosses marijuana case … Canada ruffles U.N. narcotics conference … “Massive recall” of pot over pesticides … Vets risk felonies … Sports, opinion, and infused Nutella ….


Canada shakes up the U.N. narcotics conference // National Post