After President Donald Trump unveiled his opioid plan in New Hampshire, Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo making official one of the president’s more controversial plans: seeking the death penalty for drug dealers. In the same speech, Trump also promised to increase access to drug treatment centers by lifting a current Medicaid limit, said his border wall will help cut down on drug trafficking, and called out Boston’s and Lawrence’s sanctuary city policies for worsening the crisis.
Jim Braude was joined by Michael Botticelli, the former White House Drug Czar under Barack Obama now executive director of the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center, to discuss.