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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

Submitted by David Borden on (Issue #496)

Along with our weekly in-depth Chronicle reporting, DRCNet has since late summer also been providing daily content in the way of blogging in the Stop the Drug War Speakeasy, as well as Latest News links (upper right-hand corner of most web pages), event listings (lower right-hand corner) and other info. Check out DRCNet every day to stay on top of the drug reform game!

prohibition-era beer raid, Washington, DC (Library of Congress)

The Reader blogs have really picked up this week, with posts by medical marijuana patients, people who are facing prosecution or have friends who are, readers on what their Reps who voted against medical marijuana last week told them, observations on Congressional hearings via C-Span, more.

From the staff this week:

Scott Morgan brings us: "DC Drug Policy Softball Team Ranked #1," "New Study: Marijuana Does Not Cause Psychosis, Lung Damage, or Skin Cancer" "Opposition to Medical Marijuana is a Conspiracy to Prevent Broader Legalization," "Six Months Since Police Shot an Innocent 80-Year-Old Man, and Still No Explanation," "San Francisco Orders Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Sell Fatter Bags" and "The People Support Medical Marijuana, Even If Congress Does Not."

David Borden contributes: "Important Exchange Re: Clinton & Obama on Needle Exchange," "Why did alcohol prohibition end?," "Republican and Democratic Senators Query Gonzales on Crack Sentencing Views," "Five Architects of the Drug War -- and the Result of Their Work," "New Resource on Judges' Views on Federal Sentencing -- Basically, They Hate It," "Some Good Forfeiture News," "Another Pain Doctor on the Ropes," "Another Letter from a Medical Marijuana Patient ...and Another Letter from a Medical Marijuana Patient," "I'm as angry as I've been in a long time over this one..."

Rabble-rouser Phil Smith pushes the envelope with "Taking it to the Drug Warriors -- Is It Time for Direct Action?" and reports "My Representative Explains Why She Voted Against Hinchey-Rohrabacher."

David Guard has been busy too, posting a plethora of press releases, action alerts, job listings and other interesting items reposted from many allied organizations around the world in our "In the Trenches" activist feed.

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Thanks for reading, and writing...

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