Media Scan: Washington on Forchion, Cockburn on Rosenthal, Forbes on Walters, Szasz on Drug Medicalization, Bruce McKinney, GAO on DARE 1/17/03

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Linn Washington Jr. condemns the imprisonment of Ed Forchion for political advocacy in the Philadelphia Tribune:
http://www.phila-tribune.com/011403-6-P1.htm

Alexander Cockburn comments on the federal government's targeting of Ed Rosenthal in the California medical marijuana showdown in "The Right to Not Be in Pain," online in Working for Change at:
http://www.workingforchange.com/article.cfm?itemid=14371

Dan Forbes reports on Nevada's secretary of state's inquiry into John Walters' illegal campaigning against Question 9 in "Pot Flashback," published by Reason magazine:
http://www.reason.com/hod/df011603.shtml

Famous psychiatrist and libertarian Thomas S. Szasz, MD opines in "Taking Drug Laws Seriously":
http://www.szasz.com/iol20.html

Strategy thoughts by Bruce McKinney, first of a series of posts archived by DrugSense:
http://www.drugsense.org/issues/usefear.htm

GAO report on Youth Illicit Drug Use Prevention -- DARE doesn't work -- GAO-03-172R, 1/15/03:
http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-03-172R

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