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

Issue #276, 2/28/03

"Raising Awareness of the Consequences of Drug Prohibition"

Phillip S. Smith, Editor
David Borden, Executive Director

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Peruvian Government Attacks Cocalero Movement -- Leaders Arrested, Others in Hiding as Protests Spread
  2. The Road to Vienna: International Narcotics Control Board Annual Report Attacks Reformers, Reformers Scratch Back
  3. Ashcroft's Pipe Dream, Bongmaker's Nightmare: Feds Arrest 55 in Paraphernalia Crackdown
  4. Parallel Power Flexes Muscle in Brazil: Rio's Drug Commands in Pre-Carnival Show of Force
  5. In Thailand, Clamor for Investigation Grows as Killings of Drug Suspects Continue
  6. Marijuana at the State House 2003:00:00 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  7. Alert: HEA Reform Legislation Re-filed, Needs Your Support
  8. Mérida Footage, Photos Now Online
  9. Newsbrief: Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Coop Head Gets Three Months in Jail for Trying to Inform Jurors
  10. Newsbrief: Belgium to Legalize Marijuana Possession, Use
  11. Newsbrief: Switzerland Marijuana Legalization Moving, Opposition Mobilizes
  12. Newsbrief: "Kiddie Meth" Legislation Spreads to Illinois, Missouri
  13. Newsbrief: MPP Releases TV Ads on Harms of Marijuana Prohibition in Third Phase of Group's "War on Drug Czar" Campaign
  14. Newsbrief: Utah Drugged Driving Bill is DOA in House
  15. Newsbrief: This Week's Corrupt Cop Story
  16. The Reformer's Calendar

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