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December 14, 7:00pm, New York, NY. Coerced Treatment: Can Welfare Reform Eliminate Drug Use? Corinne Carey, an attorney with the Urban Justice Center and the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, will discuss the impact of regulations requiring success in treatment and abstinence in pushing many welfare recipients off the rolls and into the streets. At the Harm Reduction Coalition, 22 West 27th Street, 5th Floor (between 6th Ave & Broadway). RSVP to Suzie, (212) 213-6376 ext. 31, [email protected].

January 13-14, 2000, Seattle, WA. Preventing Heroin Overdose: Pragmatic Approaches, hosted by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Univ. of Washington, with initial cosponsors including the Addictive Behaviors Research Institute, Evergreen Treatment Services, Harm Reduction Coalition, The Lindesmith Center, North American Users' Union, Seattle Police Department, Street Outreach Services, and Urban Health Study, Univ. of California, San Francisco. For info, e-mail Nancy Sutherland at [email protected], Phillip Coffin at [email protected], or visit on the web.

February 3-5, 2000, Washington, DC. "NORML 2000" Conference, annual conference of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, at the Washington Plaza Hotel. For further information, call (202) 483-5500 or check

April 7-8, 2000, Iowa City, IA. First National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, sponsored by Patients Out of Time, at the University of Iowa. For further information, call (804) 263-4484 or e-mail [email protected].

April 9-13, 2000, Jersey, Channel Islands. 11th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm, leading gathering of the international harm reduction movement. For further information, contact: The Conference Secretariat, HIT Conferences, +44 (0)151 227 4423, +44 (0)151 236 4829 (fax), e-mail [email protected], or visit on the web.

April 26-29, 2000, Portland, OR. North American Syringe Exchange Convention, sponsored by the North American Syringe Exchange Network. For information, contact NASEN at (206) 272-4857, (206) 272-8415 (fax), or e-mail [email protected].

May 17-20, 2000, Washington, DC. 13th International Conference on Drug Policy Reform, sponsored by the Drug Policy Foundation. For information, contact: Drug Policy Foundation, Conference Department, 4455 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite B-500, Washington, DC 20008, (202) 537.5005, (202) 537.3007 (fax), or e-mail to [email protected].

October 21-25, 2000, Miami, FL. 3rd National Harm Reduction Conference: Communities Respond to Drug Related Harm: AIDS, Hepatitis, Prison, Overdose and Beyond... For information, call Suzie at the Harm Reduction Coalition, (212) 213-6376 ext. 31, or e-mail [email protected].

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Issue #117, 12/6/99 Graves at Border Illustrate Consequences of Prohibition | Eisenhower Foundation Finds Drug War, Hard Line Criminal Justice Policies Not Working, Violence Remains High | Politicians, Scientists, Celebrities Criticize Medical Marijuana Research Guidelines | McCormick, McWilliams Denied Medical Marijuana Defense, Enter Pleas | Other Medical Marijuana News | Judge Judy Slammed in Australia and US for Needle Exchange Remarks | AIDS Action Grades Clinton Administration, Congress an F in Prevention | University Will Not Operate Safe-Injecting Room; Uniting Church Steps In | Calendar Update | Job and Internship Opportunities | On the Web: Corporate Watch Feature on the Prison Industry | COMMENTARY: Judge Judy Biased and Illogical on Needle Exchange Issue | Editorial: Mass Graves in Mexico
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