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The Peace on Drugs Podcast

50 years after the War on Drugs started, we have 500,000 people incarcerated for drug crimes. The “war” is clearly not working. We explore peaceful alternatives.

About Peace on Drugs

Aaron Akulis and guests discuss the war on drugs, the negative impact it has had on the world, and the slow turning of the tide of public perception as more states legalize cannabis, decriminalize psychedelics and other drugs meant for personal use. They also discuss the problems of addiction and seek to raise awareness and offer guidance on how to get help, while exploring the negative impact the war on drugs has had on addiction itself; pushing the addict from the clinic to the street. Also discussed are the powerful benefits psychedelics are proving to have on a variety of conditions from PTSD to end of life anxiety as well as the betterment of well people as a meditation tool. The Peace On Drugs Podcast is an ongoing discussion on how we end the war on drugs and move into a new peaceful world with legal drugs and less addiction.

Launch Episode

Getting it wrong

Michael and Aaron talk about the purpose of the podcast and go off on tangents and share stories of their time as gigging musicians.

Season 1, Episode 1   |    1.41hr

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Meet The Host

Aaron Akulis is a musician, writer, and podcaster.  He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, and grew up in Gastonia; a city “Charlotte swept under the rug,” as he describes it.

Drugs were a big part of the underground culture in Gastonia, and he was introduced to them early, as most children growing up in the age of “drug awareness” were. “I learned about drugs in D.A.R.E,” said Aaron.  “I remember finding them really interesting.  Especially the story an officer told us about a man high on PCP that took ten officers and multiple gunshots to subdue. 

“At the time I was into comics and superman was my favorite – had been since I was a little boy.  I used to fly around the house in a cape.  And here this officer is telling me and a classroom full of fourth graders that there’s basically a superhero formula called PCP – And not in the DC Universe, in real life!”

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