The Marc Steiner Show

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Talking About Race: Harm Reduction In Communities of Color

Needle Exchange (credit: ETV News)June 7, 2017 – Segment 1

We hosted a preview of an important community event taking place this Thursday evening at 6:30 at University of Baltimore Law School’s Moot Court Room, part of Open Society Institute-Baltimore’s Talking About Race Series: Harm Reduction and Communities of Color.

I spoke with: Kassandra Frederique, New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and co-author of Blueprint for a Public Health and Safety Approach to Drug PolicySamuel Roberts, Associate Professor of History at Columbia University and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health; and Scott Nolen, Director of the Drug Addiction Treatment Program at OSI-Baltimore.

Registration and more information on this free event can be by clicking here.

ACLU: Billions of Dollars Wasted on Racially Biased Marijuana Arrests

The War on Marijuana in Black and WhiteJune 6, 2013 – Segment 2

We discuss the ACLU study released this week that reveals racial disparities in marijuana possession arrests, and lists Maryland as fourth in the nation for such arrests. We will examine implications of the study as well as America’s drug policy, with:



Future Of Marijuana In Maryland

Marijuana in MarylandMarch 5, 2013 – Segment 3

We turn to the future of marijuana in Maryland. Delegate Curt Anderson, Democrat for the 43rd District in Baltimore City, and Delegate Cheryl Glenn, Democrat for the 45th District in Baltimore City, give us a quick overview of what’s happening in the Maryland State Legislature related to medical marijuana and recreational use of the drug.