The Worst Drug War in the World: Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno on Colombia’s Trauma

Sánchez-Moreno, above, writes that Colombia 'has been forced, however imperfectly and partially, to begin a conversation about how it will address its worst crimes and injustices.' (Photo by George Baier IV, courtesy of Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno)

The Roll-Up features Leafly editors Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Dave Schmader in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news.

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Bonus Episode: An Interview with Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno

Bonus Content: Drug Policy Alliance Executive Director Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno drops in to Leafly HQ to talk about cannabis legalization, emerging trends in global drug policy, and her new book, There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia. 

What, are you not familiar with the show? Every Friday, Leafly editors Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Dave Schmader dissect the week’s top stories in cannabis with analysis, arguments, jokes, and obscure cultural references.

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There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Columbia

Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno’s book is available at bookstores and at Amazon

“In her masterful work, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno unravels the intrigue, politics, and history between Colombia’s government and its paramilitaries. Through her precise reporting and elegant prose, There Are No Dead Here paints a vivid and harrowing portrait of three brave individuals who, despite death threats and great risk to themselves and their families, expose some of their country’s darkest secrets. This book is a must for anyone fascinated by Colombia’s complex history.”―Melissa del Bosque, author of Bloodlines

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