Resources: Sentencing Project on the Drug War and Welfare Reform, GAO on Alternative Development, NIDA Marijuana Farm, International Narcotics Control Board 3/1/02

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The Sentencing Project has released a new report analyzing the impact of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act on women convicted of felony drug offenses and their children. "Life Sentences: Denying Welfare Benefits to Women Convicted of Drug Offenses" can be downloaded from the Sentencing Project's web site at:
http://www.sentencingproject.org/allard/lifesentences.pdf

The US General Accounting Office on February 8 issued a report, "Drug Control: Efforts to Develop Alternatives to Cultivating Illicit Crops in Colombia Have Made Little Progress and Face Serious Obstacles":
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-02-291

JCANT, the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, has published "Chronic Cannabis Use in the Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program: An Examination of Benefits and Adverse Effects of Legal Clinical Cannabis":
http://www.drugpolicy.org/library/pdf_files/Chronic_Cannabis.pdf

A fascinating 1998 report by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, detailing the activities of the NIDA-funded University of Mississippi marijuana farm, was recently brought to our attention:
http://165.112.78.61/NACDA/MarijuanaStatement.html

The International Narcotics Control Board has issued its usual backward-thinking drug war report:
http://www.incb.org/e/ind_ar.htm and http://www.incb.org/e/ind_pres.htm

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