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Issue #438 -- 6/2/06

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  1. EDITORIAL: WE SHOULD HAVE SUCH PROBLEMS
    Mayors on different sides of the Holland-Belgium border are disagreeing a bit when it comes to the cross-border "drug tourism" issue. We should have those kinds of problems here -- instead of the ones we have now.
  2. BOOK OFFER: BURNING RAINBOW FARM: HOW A STONER UTOPIA WENT UP IN SMOKE
    In fall 2001, activists Tom Crosslin and Rollie Rohm were gunned down by state and federal agents, after desperation drove them to set fire to the buildings on their beloved Rainbow Farm campground and concert site. A new book tells the heart-wrenching story.
  3. FEATURE: SALVIA UNDER SIEGE -- MOVEMENT TO BAN HERBAL HALLUCINOGEN GAINS MOMENTUM IN STATEHOUSES
    Salvia divinorum, a southern Mexican psychedelic plant, is currently sold in thousands of retail outlets in the United States as well as being easily available over the Internet. Soon it may become another black market product creating drug trade violence and letting the government send people to jail.
  4. FEATURE: SSDP, ACLU SEEK PERMANENT INJUNCTION IN HEA LAWSUIT, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT MOVES TO DISMISS
    A student group that filed suit seeking to declare the Higher Education Act's drug provision unconstitutional sought last Friday to win a preliminary injunction stopping its enforcement. The government fought back, with its own motion to dismiss the case.
  5. FEATURE: DRUG REFORMERS TAKE THE THIRD PARTY PATH IN BIDS FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE
    Frustrated by the two major parties' indifference -- if not downright hostility -- toward ending the decades-old war on drugs, at least three prominent drug reform leaders have launched bids for statewide office as third party candidates.
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  7. LAW ENFORCEMENT: THIS WEEK'S CORRUPT COPS STORIES
    A trio of meth-dealing cops get federal prison in two separate cases, a pot-slinging policeman gets state prison in Texas, another prison guard with a sideline has gone down, and another cop can't keep his hands out of the evidence room cookie jar.
  8. LAW ENFORCEMENT: FEDERAL DRUG PROSECUTIONS DECLINED FOR PAST FIVE YEARS
    The latest Justice Department data show that federal drug prosecutions have been declining for the past five years.
  9. MEDICAL MARIJUANA: SOUTH DAKOTA INITIATIVE MAKES THE NOVEMBER BALLOT
    South Dakota electoral officials Wednesday certified that a petition drive to place a medical marijuana initiative on the November ballot submitted enough signatures to qualify. If successful, the initiative would make South Dakota the 12th state to pass a medical marijuana law, and the first in the Midwest.
  10. HARM REDUCTION: ACLU WINS VICTORY IN CONNECTICUT NEEDLE EXCHANGE CASE
    A federal judge has ruled that protections she previously granted to people possessing needles should be expanded to include other injecting equipment as well.
  11. LATIN AMERICA: MEXICAN LEFTIST CANDIDATE CALLS FOR MORE ARMY IN DRUG WAR
    As Mexico's presidential elections draw nearer and the race tighter, left-leaning PRD candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is trying to out-tough his opponent on the drug trade.
  12. LATIN AMERICA: US DRUG WAR ALLY REELECTED IN COLOMBIA, BUT LEFTIST LEGALIZATION ADVOCATE PLACES SECOND
    While Colombian President Alvaro Uribe cruised to an easy reelection victory with 62 percent of the vote last Sunday, a former Supreme Court justice whose ruling legalized drug possession in the country came in a surprisingly strong second.
  13. LATIN AMERICA: AS VENEZUELA AND BOLIVIA DRAW NEARER, CHAVEZ PONIES UP $1 MILLION FOR COCA FACTORIES, RESEARCH
    Two Latin American leaders the Bush administration strongly dislikes met in Bolivia last weekend, and coca came out ahead.
  14. EUROPE: DUTCH MAYOR TO MOVE COFFEE SHOPS TO BELGIAN BORDER
    Despite complaints from the Belgian government, a Dutch town is moving several of its marijuana "coffee shops" to the border to reduce "drug tourism."
  15. WEB SCAN
    New Change the Climate Online TV Ad, Journey for Justice Daily Journal, Psychedelics and Medicine, Convict Nation
  16. WEEKLY: THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
  17. 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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