24, 1997: A federal
grand jury in San Diego indicts
Ramon Arellano-Felix on charges of drug smuggling.
The same day, he is added to the FBI's 10
Most Wanted List.
before Congress adjourned for the year, Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA)
H.R. 4170, the "Drug Importer Death Penalty Act of 1996." Within a few days, the bill had attracted a
coalition of 26 Republican cosponsors.
The legislation demanded either a life sentence or the death
anyone caught bringing more than two ounces of marijuana into the United States.
year the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) issues its annual Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which
other things provides drug offender arrest totals for the previous year. Nearly seven out of every eight arrests for
marijuana continue to be for possession of the drug.
1, 1998: Increased
funding of prisons and decreased spending for schools prompts massive
by California high school students.
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Issue #355, 9/24/04
Editorial: The Moral Choice is Clear |
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Patients, Doctors, Supporters Head to Washington to Demand Rescheduling of Marijuana as a Medicine |
For Second Year, John W. Perry Fund Helps Students with Drug Convictions Afford College |
DRCNet Interview: Michael Badnarik, Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate |
DRCNet Book Review: "Patients in The Crossfire: Casualties in The War On Medical Marijuana," by Americans For Safe Access |
Action Alert: Still Time to Contact Judiciary Committee Members About HEA Drug Provision |
Newsbrief: Schwarzenegger Signs Syringe Access Bill, Vetoes NEP Bill |
Newsbrief: Schwarzenegger Vetoes Bill Barring High School Drug Testing |
Newsbrief: New Jersey Needle Exchange Bill on Fast Track, Passes First Hurdle |
Newsbrief: Former Child Actor Macauley Culkin Busted for Drugs in All-Too-Typical Cave-In to Police Search Request |
Newsbrief: Montel Williams Show Brings Medical Marijuana Issue to the Masses |
Newsbrief: Bush Warns of Canada Drug Threat, Whistles Past Afghan Opium Fields |
Newsbrief: Guatemala Seeks More Anti-Drug Money from United States |
Newsbrief: Decades of Colombian Drug War Brings... New, More Efficient Drug Organizations |
Newsbrief: Narc Hates Free Publicity |
Newsbrief: This Week's Corrupt Cops Story |
Newsbrief: British Drug Policy Think Tank Says Government Abandoned Planned Heroin Maintenance Expansion |
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