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Issue #447 -- 8/4/06

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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  1. EDITORIAL: SOMETIMES THEY TELL THE TRUTH
    Whether the good or the truly horrid, much can be learned about drug policy during those rare moments when public officials tell the truth about it.
  2. FEATURE: BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SLAMS DRUG CLASSIFICATION SCHEME, CALLS FOR EVIDENCE-BASED SYSTEM
    A parliamentary select committee has issued a report calling Britain's drug classification scheme outmoded, ineffective, and based more on politics than science.
  3. FEATURE: AS FIGHTING FLARES IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN, SUPPORT FOR LICENSED OPIUM PRODUCTION GROWS
    As NATO takes over in southern Afghanistan, fighting is flaring and opium is driving much of it. Now, European politicians are beginning to embrace a controversial opium licensing scheme.
  4. IN MEMORIAM: METHADONE PIONEER VINCENT P. DOLE
    Vincent Dole, a legendary figure in addiction treatment who has countless saved lives to his credit, has passed at age 93.
  5. ANNOUNCEMENT: SICK EDITOR = SHORT ISSUE
    Summer pneumonia cut into the Chronicle editor's work week, but he's already recovering.
  6. LAW ENFORCEMENT: THIS WEEK'S CORRUPT COPS STORIES
    Another sheriff who couldn't resist temptation, another drug-dealing cop, and something smells mighty bad in a Mississippi anti-drug task force.
  7. HARM REDUCTION: DRUG CZAR'S OFFICE OPPOSES LETTING HEROIN USERS HAVE EASY ACCESS TO OVERDOSE ANTIDOTE
    The drug czar's office wants to make sure drugs kill -- to prove that drugs kill.
  8. MARIJUANA: SEATTLE HEMPFEST SUES CITY, ART MUSEUM OVER PERMITTING, ACCESS
    Who would have thought the world's premier marijuana law reform rally would have to sue one of the most progressive cities in the country?
  9. LATIN AMERICA: NEW REPORT SAYS COLOMBIAN COCAINE PRODUCTION SERIOUSLY UNDERESTIMATED
    Despite billions of dollars in US aid, Colombian cocaine production remains at near record levels. Or is it even more? A new report raises serious questions.
  10. WEB SCAN
    Stamper for Alternet, DrugTruth Radio, DrugScience.org, Cannabis Churches
  11. WEEKLY: THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
  12. 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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