[Fwd: Drug War Chronicle, Issue #460 (short version)]
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Subject: Drug War Chronicle, Issue #460 (short version)
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 15:28:09 GMT
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Drug War Chronicle, Issue #460 -- 11/3/06
Phillip S. Smith, Editor, psmith@...
A Publication of Stop the Drug War (DRCNet)
David Borden, Executive Director, borden@...
"Raising Awareness of the Consequences of Drug Prohibition"
Table of Contents:
1. DRUG REFORM AND DRUG REFORMERS IN THE 2006 ELECTIONS -- THE
With the 2006 elections just days away, here's a look at drug
reform issues and drug reformers on the ballot.
2. FEATURE: COLORADO AND NEVADA TO VOTE ON MARIJUANA
LEGALIZATION MEASURES TUESDAY
Less than a week out, initiatives to legalize marijuana
possession in Colorado and permit regulated sales and possession
in Nevada face an uphill battle, but organizers remain hopeful.
3. FEATURE: ALABAMA DRUG REFORMER LORETTA NALL ACCIDENTALLY
BECOMES THE "CLEAVAGE" CANDIDATE
Loretta Nall didn't set out to be the "cleavage" candidate when
launching her campaign, but she recognized a good strategy when
a newspaper columnist thrust it upon her.
4. VIDEO OFFER: WAITING TO INHALE
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5. LAW ENFORCEMENT: THIS WEEK'S CORRUPT COPS STORIES
A Virginia sheriff and most of his department goes down for
reselling seized drug and guns, a Border Patrol guard gets
caught turning a blind eye in exchange for sex and cash, dope is
missing from the Boston Police evidence warehouse, a small town
police chief pleads guilty to protecting crack dealers, and two
cops are going to prison for dealing drugs.
6. MEDICAL MARIJUANA: PATIENTS CHALLENGE DEA HEAD AT SAN DIEGO
CONFERENCE, SEVEN ARRESTED
DEA head Karen Tandy refused to meet with medical marijuana
patients in San Diego Wednesday, the patients refused to leave,
seven were arrested, and Tandy got to feel the heat for the
actions of her agency.
7. MARIJUANA: MASSACHUSETTS GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FAVORS
LEGALIZATION, JUST NOT DURING HIS TERM
In a debate last week, Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial
candidate Deval Patrick said he could support marijuana
legalization, and in the next breath, vowed to veto a marijuana
decriminalization bill if it crossed his desk.
8. HIGHER EDUCATION: FEDERAL COURT DISMISSES CHALLENGE TO HEA
A South Dakota federal court judge has dismissed a challenge to
the consitutionality of the Higher Education Act's drug
9. MIDDLE EAST: AFTER LEBANON WAR, ISRAELI CANNABIS PRICES SPIKE
An unintended consequence of last summer's war between Israel
and Hezbollah in Lebanon is a steep spike in hashish prices paid
by Israeli consumers due to increased border security.
10. SOUTH PACIFIC: SYMPATHY FOR MARIJUANA GROWERS IN VANUATU
The South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is seeing increased
marijuana use and cultivation. While the usual suspects raise
concerns, at least one member of parliament is sticking up for
11. AFRICA: AS MARIJUANA GROWING EXPANDS, SWAZILAND BEGINS TO
Faced with falling commodity prices, Swazi farmers are turning
to marijuana as a cash crop. Now there's talk of growing hemp.
12. WEB SCAN
Legalization, prison overcrowding, forfeiture, initiatives,
13. WEEKLY: THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of
14. ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW FORMAT FOR THE REFORMER'S CALENDAR
Visit our new web site each day to see a running countdown to
the events coming up the soonest, and more.
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