Media Scan -- Too Many to List in the Headline This Time! 5/28/04

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Jennifer Gonnerman tells the story of Rockefeller Drug Law prisoner Ashley O'Donoghue and his mother Cheri in "The Reluctant Activist," Village Voice, May 25:

Bill Piper of Drug Policy Alliance opines on the fate of DC's Measure 62, in "A Model Measure vs. the Mayor," Washington Post, May 21:

Reason's Nick Gillespie reviews Martin Torgoff's "Can't Find My Way Home: America in the Great Stoned Age" for The Washington Post, May 23:

Marsha Rosenbaum expounds on "Fallback Strategy for Teens Who Say Yes to Drugs" in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 21:

Matthew Briggs of Drug Policy Alliance publishes "From Abu Ghraib to Your Local Prison: Phony Stories, Real War," May 20 in

"The User's Voice," a harm reduction newsletter published by UK-based John Mordaunt Trust, goes online:

Harm Reduction Journal, an online, peer-reviewed international journal of original research and scholarship on drug use and its consequences for individuals, communities, and larger populations, edited by Dr. Ernest Drucker:

LA Times covers Judge Gray's bid for the US Senate:,1,3451493.story?coll=la-home-local

DOJ's Bureau of Justice Statistics reports on prison and jail inmates in 2003:

Paula Simon writes on "War on Our Community: The Education Battlefront," San Francisco Bay View, May 19

New York Times Magazine's "The Ethicist" on federal prosecutor's second thoughts about drug laws:

The Lancet on "Cannabis Induced Political Syndrome":

Video footage from the Vancouver "Beyond Prohibition" conference:

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