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Issue #396 -- 7/22/05

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Activists Nationwide Mourn a Medical Marijuana Hero
  1. FEATURE: CONGRESSMAN SENSENBRENNER MAKING NAME AS DRUG WAR EXTREMIST
    Watch out, Mark Souder -- Rep. Sensenbrenner is giving you a run for your money in drug warring.
  2. MEDICAL MARIJUANA: STEVE MCWILLIAMS REMEMBERED AT TUESDAY VIGILS
    Supporters in at least 15 cities across the country gathered to honor the memory of the patient and activist who committed suicide last week.
  3. DRCNET INTERVIEW: CHER FORD-MCCULLOUGH AND JEAN MARLOWE OF THE WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION FOR NATIONAL PROHIBITION REFORM
    Modern-day activists revive the approach the ended prohibition of alcohol last century.
  4. DRCNET BOOK REVIEW: "AN ANALYTIC ASSESSMENT OF US DRUG POLICY," BY DAVID BOYUM AND PETER REUTER
    DRCNet Book Review: "An Analytic Assessment of US Drug Policy" by David Boyum and Peter Reuter (2005, American Enterprise Institute, 131 pp., $20.00 pb.)
  5. MEDICAL MARIJUANA: CALIFORNIA REINSTATES ID CARD PROGRAM
    The suspension of California's pilot state medical marijuana ID card program in the wake of the US Supreme Court's adverse decision in the Raich case has proven short-lived.
  6. MEDICAL MARIJUANA: NEARLY A THOUSAND RALLY IN SANTA CRUZ
    Activists held the largest medical marijuana demonstration in Santa Cruz since supportive city council members and county supervisors authorizes a medical marijuana-distributing demonstration on the steps of City Hall in support of WAMM after it was raided by the DEA.
  7. WEEKLY: THIS WEEK'S CORRUPT COPS STORIES
    Another prison guard smuggling dope, another cop caught tweaking, an airport security professional trying to get rich, a horny Florida deputy, and a Michigan police chief who sounds like a real decadent party animal.
  8. NEW ZEALAND: IN PRAGMATIC RETREAT, NANDOR TANCZOS INTRODUCES MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION BILL
    In a retreat from the New Zealand Green Party's formal position that marijuana should be legalized, a Member of Parliament introduced a bill that would decriminalize possession.
  9. EUROPE: MAGIC MUSHROOMS NOW ILLEGAL IN GREAT BRITAIN
    A loophole in Britain's drug law that allowed the importation of hallucinogenic mushrooms has now been closed.
  10. ASIA: PHILIPPINES MAN GETS 15 YEARS FOR TWO JOINTS
    The sentencing of a man to 15 years in prison for possessing two marijuana cigarettes shows that the country remains mired in an on-going, full-blown anti-drug frenzy.
  11. COERCED TREATMENT: PENNSYLVANIA LEGAL CHALLENGE THREATENS DRUG COURTS, JUDGE COMPLAINS
    An appeal filed a Pennsylvania woman could have national repercussions on the way drug courts work.
  12. WEB SCAN
    NOW Resolution, American Chronicle, NYT Editorial on Richard Paey, NORML Report, APHA/DPA Oregon Amicus
  13. WEEKLY: THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
  14. WEEKLY: THE REFORMER'S CALENDAR
    Showing up at an event can be the best way to get involved! Check out this week's listings for events from today through next year, across the US and around the world!

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