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DRCNet Member Offer: The Trebach Trilogy

Two re-released classics and one new volume by drug reform pioneer Arnold Trebach make up DRCNet's latest premium offer for our members.

New York Rockefeller Reports

DPA likes our Rockefeller report the best out of all of them...

Book Offer: The Trebach Trilogy (updated since last e-mail)

Two re-released classics and one new volume by drug reform pioneer Arnold Trebach make up DRCNet's latest premium offer for our members.

"We made brownies and I think we're dead."

TalkLeft drew attention this evening to a report in the Dearborn, Michigan, Mail & Guardian of a now-former police

Pain Update -- Dr. Maynard

The Pain Relief Network has posted updates on the case of Virgin Islands pain physician Dr.

California Overdose Prevention Bill is Moving Forward

A harm reduction bill in the California legislature would deal with some liability issues and other obstacles that currently

Prescription Monitoring Programs

Dr.

Is It Bad Cop vs. Bad Cop, or Bad Cop vs. Good Cop?

Jeralyn Merritt linked in TalkLeft today to a Chicago Tribune article covering what sounds like a fairly spectacular polic

Hip Hop Star Releases Anti-Rockefeller Drug Law Video for Forthcoming Documentary

Gabriel Sayegh blogs about it for the Huffington Post...

Maryland Action Alert -- Drug Sentencing Reform Bill Unexpectedly in Danger of Veto

(This action alert is going out to our Maryland subscribers in the AM. As a Marylander -- I live in Takoma Park now -- I'm officially upset at the governor.

One of the Worst Drug Warriors Makes It Back, Under Mysterious Circumstances

Jeralyn Merritt pointed out on TalkLeft tonight that Jay Apperson -- an infamous drug warrior who was fired from his j

Announcement: New Format for the Reformer's Calendar

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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

In addition to the weekly reporting you see here in the Chronicle, DRCNet also features daily content in the way of blogging, news links, redistributed press releases and announcements from our allies and more.

Video Showing Field Drug Test False Positives for Many Different Soaps

In the aftermath of the infamous "soap bust" of drummer Don Bolles of "The Germs" fame, Dr.

Hurwitz Family: The Jury Verdict on Dr. Hurwitz

I did not notice this open letter from Dr.

Drugs to Vaccinate You... Against Drugs!

My friend Grant Smith over at Drug Policy Alliance has commented on NIDA research to develop vac

Moscow Update

There's an update and action alert from Moscow on the brutalization/free speech violation committed against marijuana march participants.

Update on Moscow Marijuana Rally Free Speech Violations

Following is an update from Moscow on the police brutalization and free speech violation committed by authorities against marijuana march participants.

Web Scan

Turning up the heat on Albany, media painkillers hype, drug researcher barred from US, random drug testing, vaporization research, Houston City Council candidates, Marc Emery, "Shocking Pot Video," Cannabinoid Chronicles, Suboxone Assisted Treatment web site, more.

Marijuana Activists Brutalized by Moscow Police During Annual Demonstration

Eugene Kazachenko distributed the following disconcerting report from Moscow yesterday:
Dear sisters and brothers! My name is Eugene Kazachenko. I'm from Moscow, Russia.

Atlanta Police Nearly Killed 80-Year-Old Woman Two Months Before Killing Kathryn Johnston

It has now been reported that a mere two months before killing 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston, Atlanta police conducted a very dangerous, similar raid on the home of 80-year-old Frances Thompson.

Coordinated Drug War Raids as Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying

Peter Guither at the Drug WarRant blog has pointed out what he calls a "blatant and pathetic effort" by the State of

Resource: New Web Site Provides In-Depth Pro and Con Information on Felon Voting Issue

One of the hot topics in the criminal justice reform arena these days is felony disenfranchisement. An in-depth web site launched this week now provides pro and con arguments on the issue from more than 80 authorities.

Alert: Do You Live in AK, CO, CT, GA, IL, IA, KS, MD, MA, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, RI, TN, UT, VT, WA or WY? If So, We Need Your Help

E-mails and phone calls are urgently needed to certain US senators to help repeal a bad law at the juncture of drug policy and education.

Book Offer: Lies, Damn Lies, and Drug War Statistics

An important new book debunks literally years of statistical legerdemain by the nation's central drug policy office -- and is DRCNet's latest premium for our members.

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Announcement: New Format for the Reformer's Calendar

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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

In addition to the weekly reporting you see here in the Chronicle, DRCNet also features daily content in the way of blogging, news links, redistributed press releases and announcements from our allies and more.

Analysis of Hurwitz Verdicts Online...

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Partial Crack Cocaine Sentencing Reform Approved by Sentencing Commission

The US Sentencing Commission has voted for a partial reform to the infamous crack/powder cocaine sentencing disparity --

Mixed Result in Hurwitz Case

See NYT's John Tierney's initial post-Hurwitz trial blog post.

Open Letter: You Screwed Up the "Snitch" Story, Anderson Cooper

A report by CNN's Anderson Cooper for Sixty Minutes on the "Stop Snitching" movement missed the mark widely. In this open letter to Cooper, DRCNet executive director David Borden lays out the real deal.

Court Asked to Revive Challenge to Student Loan Restrictions

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Weekly: Blogging @ the Speakeasy

In addition to the weekly reporting you see here in the Chronicle, DRCNet also features daily content in the way of blogging, news links, redistributed press releases and announcements from our allies and more.

Web Scan

Time on Ecstasy research, Radley Balko on Measuring Prohibitions, new CannabisResource site, Oaksterdam News, Drug Truth Network, HRC web site relaunch, Alternet on South America drug war.

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Book Offer: Lies, Damn Lies, and Drug War Statistics

An important new book debunks literally years of statistical legerdemain by the nation's central drug policy office -- and is DRCNet's latest premium for our members.

Alert: Do You Live in AK, CO, CT, GA, IL, IA, KS, MD, MA, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, RI, TN, UT, VT, WA or WY? If So, We Need Your Help

E-mails and phone calls are urgently needed to certain US senators to help repeal a bad law at the juncture of drug policy and education.

Spending on Prisons on Pace to Outstrip Education Outlays

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Editorial: Ignorance Leading to Suffering, Injustice and Death

Numbers and analysis on both sides of the ocean show the drug war to be a failure based on the weakest of assumptions.

Web Scan

Vermont DA, Cannabinoid Chonicles, Arianna Huffington, Emperor of Hemp trailer, LSD chemical warfare experiments, Kirsten Dunst, Dow Jones on medical marijuana research, Tony Papa on John Valverde case, Ethan Nadelmann on NPR, GOOD magazine, Patients Out of Time on YouTube

Alert: Do You Live in AK, CO, CT, GA, IL, IA, KS, MD, MA, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, RI, TN, UT, VT, WA or WY? If So, We Need Your Help

E-mails and phone calls are urgently needed to certain US senators to help repeal a bad law at the juncture of drug policy and education.

Announcement: New Format for the Reformer's Calendar

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Book Offer: Lies, Damn Lies, and Drug War Statistics

An important new book debunks literally years of statistical legerdemain by the nation's central drug policy office -- and is DRCNet's latest premium for our members.

Judge Dismisses the Most Serious Charges Against Dr. Hurwitz

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Orange County's Medical Marijuana Plan Advances

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Teaching Addicts to Stay Alive

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Federal Prosecutors Will Retry Ganja Guru (CA)

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Announcement: New Format for the Reformer's Calendar

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Book Offer: Lies, Damn Lies, and Drug War Statistics

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Punk Rocker Jailed -- Over Soap!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adam Eidinger April 9, 2007

"Germ" Wrongly Jailed Over Soap

Absurd GHB Drug Charges for Don Bolles, Drummer of

Editorial: Things Are Gradually Moving in the Right Direction

A bill to repeal some mandatory minimum sentences in Maryland by restoring parole has gotten further so far than any similar attempt to date. But winning even when our case is the clearest is still a struggle.

Web Scan

Prison litigation, NPR, MPR, medical marijuana patients, FyR interviews, Bulletin of Cannabis Reform, Alternet, Marc Mauer on the "crime wave," DrugTruth radio, restore federal parole petition, National Drug Court Month.

Three Job Openings at the Harm Reduction Coalition, NY and CA

Three positions are now available at the nation's leading harm reduction organization.

Announcement: New Format for the Reformer's Calendar

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Book Offer: Lies, Damn Lies, and Drug War Statistics

An important new book debunks literally years of statistical legerdemain by the nation's central drug policy office -- and is DRCNet's latest premium for our members.

temporary technical problem -- please click the link below to get to the UK feature story

Somehow a bad link got sent out in this Chronicle e-m


Announcement: New Format for the Reformer's Calendar

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Announcement: DRCNet RSS Feeds Now Available

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Book Offer: Lies, Damn Lies, and Drug War Statistics

An important new book debunks literally years of statistical legerdemain by the nation's central drug policy office -- and is DRCNet's latest premium for our members.

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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Book Offer: Lies, Damn Lies, and Drug War Statistics

An important new book debunks literally years of statistical legerdemain by the nation's central drug policy office -- and is DRCNet's latest premium for our members.

Some Good News from Kansas

Some good news, from our friends at the Drug Policy Forum of Kansas: March 19, 2007 The Kansas House Judiciary Committee today killed SB

Hurwitz Prosecutor Caught Up in US Attorneys Controversy

good riddance, let us hope We have not previously commented here about the US Attorneys firing controversy (or scandal, depending on how one looks at it) -- mostly because drug policy has not come

Pictures from the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" Free Speech Supreme Court Demonstration and Press Conference

UPDATE: Drug War Chronicle feature report now available here online. DRCNet associate director Dav

Announcement: New Format for the Reformer's Calendar

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Drug War Chronicle Book Review: "Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics: A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy," by Matthew Robinson and Renee Scherlen (2007, State University of New York Press, 268 pp., $27)

At one time or another, all of us have sputtered into our coffee cops over some outrageous claim made by the drug czar's office. Now, a pair of academics have systematically deconstructed those claims, and the results are highly illuminating.

Book Offer: Lies, Damn Lies, and Drug War Statistics

An important new book debunks literally years of statistical legerdemain by the nation's central drug policy office -- and is DRCNet's latest premium for our members.

Quote of the Week: Sen. Jim Webb on the Incarceration Crisis

Criminal justice reformers appear to have a new advocate on Capitol Hill...

Announcement: New Format for the Reformer's Calendar

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University of Maryland Students Get Support from State Rep for Campus Drug Reform Effort (plus some DRCNet strategy thoughts)

Our friends at the University of Maryland's (UMD) SSDP chapter have been working on a campus drug policy reform measure, seeking to have marijuana's classification in the school's disciplinary code do

Web Scan

Libby Davies at CSSDP, prosecuting youth as adults, Drug Truth update, Silja Talvi on Raich v. Schiavo coverage, Huffington Post, Save Bernie's Farm web site.

Two Bolivia Reports from Phil

Phil is en route back home. Read two major Bolivia reports he wrote in the latest issue of the Chronicle here.

CNN Terrorism Analyst Peter Bergen on Afghan Opium Conundrum

Last week I promised to post comments by Peter Bergen (CNN terrorism analyst) responding to a question I asked of him last week about the Afghan opium conundrum.


The drug war is everywhere, even in my mailbox...

Today our new federal and DC labor law posters showed up in the mail -- there are a lot of different posting requirements, and it's easier to just order a set, as opposed to figuring ever


(Cigarette) Ban Creates Black Market in Prisons

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Phil is on the way to the Chapare...

Phil wrote me this morning that he was heading out to the Bolivian city of Cochabamba and the Chapare region of which it is part. The Chapare is one of the major coca-growing regions in the country.

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