Media Scan: David Borden on Cultural Baggage, Forbes, Alternet, Pot TV 10/31/03

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DRCNet executive director David Borden was interviewed on the Houston Pacifica radio KPFT show "Cultural Baggage" on Tuesday, 10/28. Visit http://www.cultural-baggage.com/ramtorm/to102803.ram to check out the wide-ranging discussion on topics such as Rush Limbaugh and oxycontin, the ecstasy research scandal, Canada marijuana policy, the drug reform movement and more. Cultural Baggage offers weekly discussions with high-quality advocates, politicians and other drug reformers and host Dean Becker, and its archives and upcoming shows are well worth checking out -- visit http://www.cultural-baggage.com to take look and listen!

Other current links:

Pot TV interviews Jack Layton, head of Canada's National Democratic Party:
http://www.pot-tv.net/archive/shows/pottvshowse-2271.html

Forbes magazine on "High Times: The Business of Marijuana":
http://www.forbes.com/home/2003/10/29/cx_jp_1029cannabits.html

Deroy Murdock writes on "Uncle Sam's Wacky War on Drugs" for Alternet's Drug Reporter:
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=17024

Marsha Rosenbaum writes on "The Ecstasy Debacle" for Alternet:
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=16854

Mike Newirth reviews Jacob Sullum's "Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use" for In These Times:
http://www.inthesetimes.com/comments.php?id=387_0_4_0_M
(Read DRCNet's review of "Saying Yes" at http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/289/sayingyes.shtml -- complete with pictures from a DC author reception -- and visit http://stopthedrugwar.org/donate/ to get your own copy!)

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