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Issue #432 -- 4/21/06

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  1. FEATURE: IN COLOMBIA, THE MORE THEY SPRAY, THE MORE THEY GROW
    Despite $5 billion spent by the Clinton and Bush administrations trying to wipe out Colombia's coca crop, cultivation is more widespread now than when the effort first started.
  2. FEATURE: IF IT'S 4/20, IT MUST BE NORML: ANNUAL CONFERENCE GETS UNDERWAY IN SAN FRANCISCO
    The Holiday Inn Golden Gate on Van Ness Avenue in the heart of San Francisco looked a bit looser than usual Wednesday afternoon, as some 500 marijuana activists and aficionados began gathering for the annual conference of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
  3. FEATURE: MILLION MARIJUANA MARCHES LOOM, AS DO PERENNIAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR UTILITY
    Advocates of marijuana legalization are again preparing to march in cities around the world on the first weekend in May. Their theme this year: Free Marc Emery!
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  6. LAW ENFORCEMENT: THIS WEEK'S CORRUPT COPS STORIES
    More cops as robbers, another cop with an evidence room problem, a cop running interference for a drug gang, and an FBI Special Agent in Charge who hung out with the wrong folks and lied about it.
  7. MARIJUANA: ALASKA HOUSE REJECTS RECRIMINALIZATION BILL
    A bill pushed aggressively by Gov. Frank Murkowski that would challenge a 1975 state supreme court decision legalizing marijuana possession was rejected by the state legislature on Wednesday.
  8. MARIJUANA: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND STUDENTS VOTE TO EQUALIZE MARIJUANA, ALCOHOL PENALTIES
    In a symbolic action, students at the University of Maryland became the latest to approve referenda to equalize campus penalties for marijuana and alcohol.
  9. MEDICAL MARIJUANA: FDA REJECTING MARIJUANA AS MEDICINE DRAWS SCIENTIFIC CRITICISM
    In direct contradiction to the federally-commissioned 1999 Institute of Medicine report, the FDA Thursday issued a statement claiming that "no sound scientific studies" support the medical use of marijuana.
  10. PSYCHEDELICS: LEADING MEDICAL JOURNAL CALLS FOR MORE LSD IN RESEARCH LABS
    A leading British medical journal, the Lancet, has called on researchers studying the brain and conditions like depression to experiment with psychedelics.
  11. AFRICA: MOZAMBIQUE OFFICIAL REJECTS CALLS TO DESTROY FARMERS' MARIJUANA CROPS
    Mozambique's attorney general last week told members of parliament that burning down poor farmers' "soruma" fields was not a solution, calling instead for assistance to help them grow alternative crops.
  12. CARIBBEAN: BERMUDA DRUG CHIEF LEANS TOWARD DOWNGRADING MARIJUANA OFFENSES
    Bermuda's national drug control minister is calling for Bermuda to follow Britain's example and treat marijuana as less serious than drugs like heroin or cocaine.
  13. ERRATA
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  14. DRUGGED DRIVING: THE STATE OF THE RESEARCH
    With the Office of National Drug Control Policy pushing states across the country to adopt zero-tolerance Driving Under the Influence of Drugs laws, research on the effect of marijuana on driving has been a growth industry in recent years.
  15. 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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