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Issue #27, 1/30/98

"Raising Awareness of the Consequences of Drug Prohibition"

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Media alert! C-SPAN-2 will rebroadcast footage from the Stanford University-Hoover Institution conference, "Pragmatic Solutions to Urban Drug Problems, this Saturday night, Jan. 31, 1998, at 10:35pm Pacific Standard Time. Speakers included former Secretary of State George Schultz, economist Milton Friedman, and Lindesmith Center Director Ethan Nadelmann. (See last year's article on the conference at http://www.drcnet.org/rapid/1997/11-15-1.html#hoover.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Please Respond! Recovered Addict Arrested and Incarcerated for Fleeing Treatment -- in 1972!
  2. Officials in Oakland, San Francisco Oppose Federal Efforts to Close Medical Marijuana Outlets
  3. ...and Mendocino County Sends Even A Stronger Message
  4. Florida's Cabinet Votes to Oppose Medical Marijuana Initiative
  5. High School Libraries Censor Marijuana Research Book Despite Wide Scientific Praise
  6. Penn State Professor Stages Second Protest -- and is Assaulted by Campus Police Chief
  7. 44 Ohio Cops Charged with Drug-Corruption
  8. Reno Delays Release of CIA/Crack Cocaine Report
  9. Former Mexican Governor Arrested for Money Laundering
  10. Drugs for Arms in Northern Ireland
  11. Former Scotland Yard Drug Chief Urges Legalization of Drugs
  12. Editorial: Prosecutorial Discretion and the Death of Common Sense

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