Media Scan: New Scientist, JAMA, Forbes, ReconsiDer, MTF, BJS, CASA 8/23/02

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New Scientist magazine has published a special report on marijuana issues, available online at:

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week includes "Changes in Methadone Treatment Practices: Results from a National Panel Study, 1988-2000," online at:

Dan Forbes analyzes the recent Unitarian Universalist statement of conscience against the drug war and its implications in "The Mouse that Roared -- Calling for An End to the War on Drugs":

Dan Forbes analyzes the Barr-Linder race in "Drug Warriors in a Dead Heat," obviously written before the election took place:

The upstate New York-based organization ReconsiDer: Forum on Drug Policy is offering free copies of the recent Education Issue of the ReconsiDer quarterly (great for distributing to school officials and educators) but requests must be submitted by September 6. For further information, visit For a PDF version of the quarterly, visit

The federally-funded Monitoring the Future survey at the University of Michigan has released volume two of an in-depth trend report on drug use patterns among young adults from 1980-2001. The report is available online at:

The US Bureau of Justice Statistics is releasing "Probation and Parole in the United States, 2001" (NCJ-195669) on August 25 -- reporting, among other things, that the US correctional population has exceeded the six million mark. Single copies of this (and many other) documents can be ordered by calling (800) 732-3277. In addition, "Probation and Parole" can be viewed at:

The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) has released its 2002 Teen Survey. We're not saying this information is credible, but here's the link anyway:

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Issue #251, 8/23/02 Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead: Bob Barr Defeated in Georgia Primary | Canadian Government Backs Away from Medical Marijuana, But Advocates See No Big Defeat | NJ Weedman Jailed for Exercising Free Speech Rights -- Advocating Marijuana Legalization Violates Parole Conditions, Says State | Seattle Hempfest Draws 150,000 for Smoking, Shopping and Rabble Rousing | Newsbrief: State Dept. Official Forced to Eat Crow on FARC-Al Qaeda Link | Newsbrief: Nevada Marijuana Initiative Campaign Gains Ally | Newsbrief: French Government Moving Against Raves | Newsbrief: Baltimore's "Federal Day" is No Holiday for Some | Newsbrief: Afghan Opium Boom Continues, Second Crop Coming | Newsbrief: SAMHSA DAWN Study Out, Drug Czar Quick to Spin | Newsbrief: DEA Wants to Schedule 2C-T-7 | Newsbrief: Can We Make That a Line Item? Alabama County Gets Blatant on Asset Forfeiture as Revenue Enhancer | Newsbrief: Wichita Judge Scolds Drug Squad for Misconduct | Media Scan: New Scientist, JAMA, Forbes, ReconsiDer, MTF, BJS, CASA | Legislative Alerts: Rave Bill, Medical Marijuana, Higher Education Act Drug Provision | The Reformer's Calendar

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