A Breakdown of Different U.S. State Bills and their Consequences

    Sep 22, 2022

    Welcome to The Opioid Matrix: A Journey Into The Rabbit Hole. As the Opioid Crisis continues to ravage the country, what is being done to solve the prevalence of these drugs in our communities? In this episode, we breakdown how different states are tackling handling opioid use and how these strategies can lead to various consequences in terms of the future of drug use in America and how drug use is prosecuted.


    Join us as we discuss:

    • The Decriminalization Strategy – A Path to Harm Reduction
    • The Increased Importance of successfully arresting Central Cartel-Based Distributors
    • Oregon’s Bill 110 and California’s Bill 119: What they did well and what they didn’t
    • The reality of Portugal’s Drug Policies



    Views expressed in this material are opinions of the host and the guest, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Rigaku Analytical Devices.

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    Michael W. Brown is the global director of counter-narcotics technology at Rigaku Analytical Devices. He has a distinguished career spanning more than 32 years as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Most recently he was the DEA Headquarters staff coordinator for the Office of Foreign Operations for the Middle East-Europe-Afghanistan-India. Prior to that he served as the country attaché in India and Myanmar providing foreign advisory support for counter narcotic enforcement. He also spent 10 years in Pakistan as a special advisor to the US Embassy on various law enforcement issues. Michael is a graduate of the United States Ranger Training Battalion and has a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Technology and Management from the University of Eastern Michigan.

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