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Issue #363 , 11/19/04

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. EDITORIAL: GOING THE WRONG WAY IN AFGHANISTAN
    US officials are preparing to ramp up anti-opium measures in Afghanistan. If they care about security -- and Afghanistan -- they'll think again.
  2. DRCNET EVENT: REP. BARNEY FRANK TO KEYNOTE FOR PERRY FUND FORUM/FUNDRAISER, DECEMBER 9, 2004, BOSTON
    One of Congress's leading champion of drug law reform will address a forum/fundraiser benefiting the John W. Perry Fund, providing scholarships to students who have lost their college aid because of drug convictions.
  3. BUSH ADMINISTRATION TO GO AFTER AFGHAN OPIUM TRADE
    In the three years since the US overthrew Afghanistan's Taliban regime in the wake of the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, Afghanistan has reemerged as the world's leading opium producer. The Washington Post reported this week that after a summer-long review of the Afghan situation, the Bush administration had decided to try to break the back of the Afghan opium trade. Analysts are concerned at the possible consequences.
  4. IRV ROSENFELD CELEBRATES 22 YEARS OF GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED MEDICAL MARIJUANA USE
    There are not many people who can say they have the federal government's permission to smoke marijuana, but Florida stockbroker Irv Rosenfeld is one of them. This weekend he marks 22 years of federally supplied medical marijuana.
  5. GENE DOPING: SPORTS AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL
    While the sports world has been riveted by news of steroid users and innuendo about those who might be, the next wave of performance enhancement has been forming.
  6. NEWSBRIEF: MASSACHUSETTS JUDGE RIPS "DRUG FREE ZONE" MANDATORY MINIMUMS
    One of Massachusetts' leading jurists spoke out Monday against the state's "drug free zone" law, saying that the mandatory minimum sentence for drug possession is discriminatory and corrodes faith in the fairness of the criminal justice system.
  7. NEWSBRIEF: JUDGE SENTENCES MARIJUANA SELLER TO 55 YEARS, THEN ATTACKS MANDATORY MINIMUMS
    A federal judge in Salt Lake City Tuesday sentenced budding rap music entrepreneur Weldon Angelos, 25, to 55 years in prison for minor marijuana sales to a police informant while armed -- then complained that mandatory minimum sentencing laws made him do it.
  8. NEWSBRIEF: BILL TO PROTECT MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS INTRODUCED IN SENATE
    For the first time, the US Senate will consider a bill designed to protect medical marijuana patients.
  9. NEWSBRIEF: MISSOURI SUPREME COURT JUST SAYS NO TO SUSPICIONLESS DRUG DOG TRAFFIC SEARCHES
    The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that detaining motorists stopped for traffic violations until a drug dog can arrive violates the Fourth Amendment's protections against warrantless searches.
  10. NEWSBRIEF: "IRRATIONAL" SENTENCES DRIVE KENTUCKY PRISON CRISIS, REPORT SAYS
    A study authored by one of Kentucky's most respected and influential law professors calls for repeal of "irrational penalties" that have caused the state's prison population to explode. Drug sentences and a tough habitual offender law are the primary culprits.
  11. NEWSBRIEF: FEDERAL APPEALS COURT AGAIN UPHOLDS RELIGIOUS AYAHUASCA USE
    A New Mexico-based branch of a Brazilian church that uses an Amazonian psychedelic in its ceremonies has for the third time fended off the federal government's attempt to ban the practice in the United States. Actual ceremonies using the plant may begin again soon.
  12. NEWSBRIEF: THIS WEEK'S CORRUPT COPS STORIES
    We missed a week last week, but that doesn't mean all the prohibition-related corruption suddenly vanished. The beat goes on, and this week we feature one especially sordid, if small-time case, as well as one more typical corruption case.
  13. THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
  14. APPLY NOW TO INTERN AT DRCNET!
    Make a difference next semester! DRCNet and the Coalition for Higher Education Act Reform are seeking motivated and hardworking interns for the Spring 2005 Semester.
  15. DRUGWARMARKET.COM SEEKING INFORMATION, AFFILIATIONS, LINK EXCHANGES
    DrugWarMarket.com, a web site that follows the economy of the drug war, is seeking affiliations, link exchanges, information.
  16. THE REFORMER'S CALENDAR
    Showing up at an event can be the best way to get involved! Check out this week's for events from today through next year, across the US and around the world!

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