Web Scan: GAO Report, Cascade and AAPS Blast Meth Madness, New Orleans Jail in the Flood, MedMj Legal Brief Bank, Charles Shaw on Alternet, DEA's Microgram 9/30/05

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Government Accountability Office report on denial of some federal benefits to people with drug convictions

Human Rights Watch investigates abandonment of prisoners in New Orleans jail as flood waters rise, discussed on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman, transcript posted on Alternet

"Putting Pseudoephedrine Behind the Counter Won't Save Us from Meth," Jane Orient for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

"How Not to Fight Meth," QuickPoint! by Steve Buckstein for the Cascade Policy Institute

"The Failed Drug War," editorial by Charles Shaw on Alternet

New medical marijuana Legal Brief Bank, from Americans for Safe Access:

DEA's "Microgram" intelligence bulletin

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Issue #405 -- 9/30/05

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Commentary: Direct from Kabul -- DRCNet on the Scene in Afghanistan This Week and Next | On the Scene I: European Think Tank Calls for Licensed Opium Cultivation at Afghanistan Conference -- Response Varied | On the Scene II: Afghanistan's Neighbors Look With Interest at Licensing Proposal | On the Scene III: Beyond Treatment and Prevention -- Harm Reduction in Afghanistan | Denied: Massachusetts Jury Slaps Down Overreaching District Attorney in "School Zone" Bust | Methamphetamine: House Democrats Challenge Harsher Penalties in Federal Methamphetamine Bill | Methamphetamine: SAMHSA Says Meth Use Steady, Problem Use Increasing -- Data Says Yes But Not as Much as SAMSHA Implies | Needle Exchange: LA Cops Hassle NEP Clients -- Complaint Filed | Harm Reduction: Canada Health Minister Says More Safe Injection Sites Should Open If Communities Approve | Web Scan: GAO Report, Cascade and AAPS Blast Meth Madness, New Orleans Jail in the Flood, MedMj Legal Brief Bank, Charles Shaw on Alternet, DEA's Microgram | Weekly: This Week in History | DRCNet T-Shirt Design Contest | OSI Offering Justice Fellowships in 2006 -- Deadline Next Month | Job Opportunity: National Field Director, Marijuana Policy Project | Weekly: The Reformer's Calendar

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