Wake Up Call: Medical Cannabis

On the October 20th Wake Up Call, Host Rick Moore talks with Mary Lynn Mathree and Al Byrne, respective President and Treasurer of Patients Out of Time, a group supporting medical patients that rely on Cannabis to treat their diseases. They spend the hour discussing various aspects of the Medical Marijuana industry including the changing opinions and taboos, Federal vs. state law issues, addiction, the specific medical uses of cannabis, the science behind these effects, and more.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Jamie Graham joins Coy Barefoot

3.18.11 UVA Graduate and speaker for NORML Jamie Graham joins Coy for an extended look back at Operation Equinox. This month marks the 20th anniversary of the federal drug raid on a number of fraternity houses. Jamie, an Echols Scholar, was one of the 12 students arrested during the raids, and he was charged with distributing an illegal substance within 1,000 feet of a drug-free school zone. He takes a look back at the situation on grounds, while also making a comparison to the more frequent targeting of African-American communities. Listen in as local callers also share their memories of the events. Graham currently works with the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), and he will also be speaking on Monday right here at the University of Virginia in Gibson Hall at 7 P.M.