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(renamed "Drug War Chronicle" effective issue #300, August 2003)

Issue #268, 12/20/02

"Raising Awareness of the Consequences of Drug Prohibition"

Phillip S. Smith, Editor
David Borden, Executive Director

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Special Offer Continues -- DRCNet Needs Your Help!
  2. Editorial: Expanding the Chorus
  3. 108 Euro-Parliamentarians Call for Legal, Regulated Drug Trade, Reform of UN Conventions
  4. Congressional Drug Warrior Having Doubts: Dan Burton's Near Epiphany
  5. Michigan Legislature Repeals Mandatory Minimum Drug Laws
  6. Canadian Marijuana Activists Skeptical on Decrim
  7. Canadian Supreme Court Postpones Marijuana Cases, Cites Parliament Report, Justice Minister Statement on Decrim
  8. DRCNet Book Review: "Busted: Stone Cowboys, Narco-Lords, and Washington's War on Drugs"
  9. And the Winners Are
  10. Federal Judge Shows Keen Interest in Raich/Monson Medical Marijuana Case
  11. Bolivia Coca Growers Announce Blockades for January 6 -- Will Continue Dialogue
  12. DC Measure 62 Clears Hurdle, Goes to Congress 268/jeffjones Newsbrief: Oakland Cannabis Co-op Director Founded Guilty on Federal Jury Tampering Charges, Handed Out Flyer at Epis Trial
  13. Newsbrief: This Week's Corrupt Cop Story
  14. Newsbrief: Stop the Presses! Poor, Blacks Face Brunt of Houston Drug War
  15. Newsbrief: Texas ACLU Report Slams Task Forces, Calls for End to $200 Million Annual Boondoogle
  16. Newsbrief: MPP Continues "War on Drug Czar" -- More Complaints to be Filed, O'Reilly Appearance Tonight
  17. Newsbrief: Budget Cuts Free Kentucky Drug Prisoners -- Oklahoma Next?
  18. Newsbrief: Nickelodeon Censors Beverly Hillbillies Marijuana References
  19. Newsbrief: Asset Forfeiture Unconstitutional in New Jersey
  20. Media Scan: Joycelyn Elders in Globe and Mail, George McMahon in Fort Worth Weekly, Jeff and Tracy, Santa Fe New Mexican, Medscape
  21. DC Job Opportunities at DRCNet
  22. Action Alerts: Rave Bill, Medical Marijuana, Higher Education Act Drug Provision, Tulia, Salvia Divinorum
  23. The Reformer's Calendar

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