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Issue #10 of DRCNet's newsletter is hot off the press and is winding its way through the U.S. to our print subscribers. If you have a print subscription, you should be receiving your copy any day now. If you haven't gotten it by late next week, please e-mail us at [email protected] and include your full name and mailing address.

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    Table of Contents:

Cracks in the Wall
Government bending under pressure on medical marijuana?
Needle Wars Continue
The continuing turbulent saga of needle exchange in the United States.
The Scientists and the General
Contrast between the scientist panel's objective look at medical marijuana and the drug czar's attempts to kill the issue any way he could.
Friendly Fire
U.S. Marines on anti-drug border duty proved a recipe for tragedy in the small town of Redford, Texas.
DPF Heads to New Orleans
The 11th International Conference on Drug Policy Reform heads south this fall.
Mandatory Minimums Cost-Ineffective
A sophisticated numerical analysis by the RAND Corporation verifies common sense.
International Update
U.S. drug policy out of step with the world.
Still Crazy After All These Years
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws marks marijuana prohibition's 60th anniversary with a special report.
Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts
New book by Drs. Morgan and Zimmer blows the lid off the government's mythology.
Resources
Listings of recently released reports, videos, and reviews of recently published books.
The Reformer's Calendar
Drug policy reform events as well as events relating to a wide range of topics of interest to reformers.
Disparity Dilemma
Why are we losing the fight for the most popular reform currently on the table?

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Issue #10, 9/5/97 International News: Britain, Costa Rica, Netherlands, Amazon | Death Threats: Cartels threatening US officials? | Publishing News: Ex-CIA drug runner signs with Doubleday Books to tell all. (And of course, sells the movie rights!) | Medical Marijuana: New Mexico Board says "Tell it to the Feds" as Journey for Justice II Readies to Hit the Road | The Activist Guide: New issue of DRCNet's newsletter -- hot off the press! | Calendar Updates: Exciting event listings that have come in since our last calendar distribution | Protests in Washington! Activists from various drug policy causes take it to the front line | "A Third Way:" A group of moderates issue "Principles for a Practical Drug Policy" | Link of the Week: Kemba's Nightmare | Quote of the Week: This guy's running for sheriff? Bob Marley should've moved to Mendocino County | Editorial: Op-ed: Contrasting views on the new moderates, from the Associate and Executive Directors of DRCNet!
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