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How I Use DRCNet

I scan the article lists every time the newsletter is mailed looking for several things, not limited to the following:

- Articles of interest to local merchants regarding potential criminalization of the sale of hemp based goods and foods. This hasn't been a very active topic for several years but it could heat up again, endangering innocent, well meaning citizens.

- Resources of interest to the readers of L.A.'s ChangeLinks Progressive Regional Newspaper. These can include such things as contact information for people seeking information on Drug Law issues, scholarships outside the Federal ban on grants to drug convictees, etc.

- Obituary and general community info of interest to CL's readers.

In addition, I scan the online calendar monthly (unless a tight deadline forces me not to) for items of interest to CL readers such as: NORML actions, conferences, talks, etc.

I'm also a contributor along with the others in my family (and I try to do this with more groups I use for research as time goes on) to both of DRCNet's funds--- the tax deductible one and the non-tax-deductible one (funding lobbying and otehr things the government dislikes). I try to make any premium books and media available to others in my community. (A mental note to myself that I could do much better at this in the future.)

I am concerned about the full range of drug issues: civil rights, imprisonment and blocked benefits for small time law-breakers, the issue of whether there should be any prohibition laws or whether our society would be better using its resources helping "problem users" as it does with non-controlled and less-controlled/legal substances, whether prisoners for drug laws have been "taken" on behalf of covert and institutionalized racist social programs or industry's increasing avarice seeking cheaper or enslaved workforces, etc., etc.

In general, I continue becoming better informed about drug related issues and my compassion grows deeper for the victims of what has become more of a "front" in the general war on all free citizens than a "war on drugs." DRCNet's work is essential and unique so far as I am aware.

DRCNet Usage

I scan the articles and sometimes use the information for "letters to the editor" and for discussions among friends. When I was attending school I had occasion to use information found through DRCNet in an essay presented to class.

It is a valuable resource that provides information not widely circulated elsewhere. I do contribute a modest sum monthly and consider it money very well spent.

DRCNet Usage

I use DRCNet for real information on the effects of this perverse Prohibition. The War on Drugs is responsible for destroying more families than drugs ever could, and like Prof Chomsky says "Tobacco kills much more people than drugs ever could" yet nobody is spraying chemicals to stop this chemical warfare against our own people as well as the rest of the world.

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