Drug War Chronicle #455 - September 29, 2006

1. Documentary: Waiting to Inhale

This important new documentary about the medical marijuana movement is DRCNet's latest membership premium.

2. Feature: Nevada Marijuana Initiative Organizers See Tight But Winnable Race Going Into Final Stretch

Will Nevada be the first state to vote to end marijuana prohibition? It's a very tight race.

3. Feature: Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative Trails, But the Fight Is On

A Colorado initiative that would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana is in a tough battle to win in November.

4. Book Review: "Pot Politics: Marijuana and the Costs of Prohibition," Mitchell Earleywine, ed. (Oxford University Press, $45.00 HB)

"Pot Politics" is an important new addition to the marijuana policy knowledge base and the reformer's arsenal.

5. Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

The lucrative cross-border drug traffic draws another Border Patrol agent into trouble, a New Jersey cop's forgetfulness gets him in trouble, and two more greedy prison guards get themselves in trouble.

6. Southwest Asia: Leading Scholar Takes Senate Foreign Relations Committee to School on Afghan Drug Trade

Professor Barnett Rubin gives the Senate Foreign Relations Committee a tutorial on the economic and political consequences of prohibition when it comes to Afghan opium.

7. Sentencing: No Retroactive Relief for Rockefeller Drug Law Prisoners, New York Appeals Court Rules

Mid-level Rockefeller drug law prisoners arrested before January 2005 will not be able to seek retroactive sentence cuts, New York's highest court has ruled.

8. Hemp: North Carolina Governor Signs Bill to Study Industrial Use

North Carolina has become the latest state to lay the groundwork for industrial hemp farming.

9. Marijuana: Arkansas Town Joins List of Locales With Lowest Law Enforcement Priority Initiatives This November

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, now joins Missoula, Montana, and three California cities as locales with initiatives on the November ballot making marijuana the lowest law enforcement priority.

10. Web Scan

The new drug scare, meth registries, drug prohibition timeline, more...

11. Weekly: This Week in History

Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.

12. Part-Time Opportunity: Interviewers, NY State's Expanded Syringe Access Program

Part-time interviewing work for people familiar with the injecting drug scene.

13. Take a Look: Extensive New Daily News, Commentary and More on DRCNet

Now you can get new DRCNet info on our web site every day!

14. Announcement: New Format for the Reformer's Calendar

Visit our new web site each day to see a running countdown to the events coming up the soonest, and more.
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