Doug McVay is a journalist, researcher, activist and speaker with a long history in drug policy reform. His personal twitter account is @DougMcVay. He can be reached by emailing dmcvay [at]

Doug is the editor of Drug Policy Facts and World Health Systems Facts and maintains the Real Reporting Foundation family of websites including Drug Policy Facts, World Health Systems Facts, and NewsLanc.

Doug has been active in drug policy reform efforts since organizing a NORML chapter at the University of Iowa in 1983. He went on to work with the Oregon Marijuana Initiative/Ballot Measure Five campaign during the 1985-1986 election cycle as their petitioning coordinator and assistant director. Doug worked for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) as their Activists/Projects Coordinator from 1987 to 1990. In 1989, he co-founded and began working with the Cannabis Action Network (CAN).

Doug currently produces and hosts a weekly half-hour radio show called Century Of Lies, which is produced for the Drug Truth Network and distributed via the Pacifica Foundation Radio Network's Audioport service. He produces and hosts a monthly half-hour radio show called Free Culture Radio, which airs on KBOO Community Radio in Portland, Oregon and is also distributed via Pacifica. As a member of KBOO's Prison Pipeline Collective, Doug also occasionally hosts and produces installments of a weekly program called Prison Pipeline.

Page last updated September 15, 2023 by Doug McVay, Editor.