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Job Opportunities: Marijuana Policy Project, Nevada and DC

MPP is hiring for two positions.

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Officials Debate Extending Aid

Article from the University of Maryland Diamondback,

As Promised, More Pictures from Phil

Phil took a day off from his reporting to visit the famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, but coca seems to be everywhere... stunted coca plant in garden, Machu Picchu (click this post's title lin

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Canada action, Kunstler Rocky ads, Drug Truth Network, economist Levitt on the drug selling profession, Pew Trust on prison spending, CA prison guards.

Dobbs Losing CNN Marijuana Legalization Poll Big-Time

I haven't yet watched the Lou Dobbs piece on the marijuana legalization movement, but it is has already been made available for viewing on YouTube,

More Lou Dobbs to Come...

So my takeoff on a Lou Dobbs drug war editorial has apparently been making the rounds on the web site stumbleupon.

More Pictures from Coca Country -- Ayacucho and Cusco

Pictures from Phil, Ayacucho province and Cusco -- more of them (and good writing) can be found in Phil's Drug War Chronicle scene article

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Hemp Bill Number Correction

The Anti-Dobbs: Winning the War Within Through Drug Legalization

CNN populist anchor Lou Dobbs wants the United States to commit to victory in the drug war. In an editorial modeled paragraph for paragraph after Dobbs' editorial, DRCNet executive director David Borden explains the real deal.

Phil is Back in Ayacucho -- Report and Pictures Coming Tomorrow AM...

Phil called me this afternoon from a small town called San Francisco, off in the wilds of the Peruvian state Ayacucho -- the heart of coca country.

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Industrial Hemp Farming Act Introduced in Congress

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Big Medical Marijuana Research News

One of the stories we've reported on in Drug War Chronicle is the request of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst that one of i

The War on Drugs hits the 'Orange Bubble'

Article from The Daily Princetonian, The War on Drugs hits the 'Orange Bubble', on loss

Lafayette judge steps down: Frieling won't enforce new marijuana law

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Marijuana fines could see boost in Lafayette

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Arkansas Pregnancy Law, Kathryn Johnston

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Arch-drug warrior Mark Souder roasted by Tucker Carlson over TV ads, NORML's Paul Armentano on the cost of marijuana imprisonments, LEAP's Peter Christ in Florida, Tribute to LEAP's the late Eddie Ellison.

Press Release: Vote Hemp Exposes ONDCP and DEA Lies about Hemp Farming

The DEA's ban on industrial hemp cultivation really does make as little sense as it seems.

Feature: The Conviction That Keeps On Hurting -- Drug Offenders and Federal Benefits (repeat)

For millions of drug offenders, punishment by the criminal justice is only the beginning. Drug offenders also lose access to a number of federal benefits thanks to laws a growing number of organizations are calling inhumane and counterproductive.

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Editorial: Their Security Demands You Vote Repeal

Alcohol prohibition tempted young people into lives of crime back then. Drug prohibition is tempting them again the same way now.

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Tony Serra Letter from Prison Camp

Tony Serra, a prominent defense attorney whose name comes up frequently in drug law reform, writes a revealing critique of the criminal justice system, based on his experiences in federal prison camp

In Memoriam: A Tribute to Aaron David Wilson, 1971-2006

An activist's short but noteworthy life sets an example for others to follow...

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Feedback: Do You Read Drug War Chronicle?

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Newsbrief: White House Announces Dates, Locations for 2007 Regional Student Drug Testing Summits

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy will once again sponsor a series of regional summits to encourage middle-school and high-school administrators to enact federally sponsored random student drug testing -- but you can go too.

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Editorial: Newark Deserves Better From Its Leaders

A new anti-drug department in New Jersey's largest city will bring everything the mayor and police chief say they don't want.

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Colbert Report, Tyrone Brown Support Letters, The Nation, In These Times, NCCD, Tasers, Drug Truth Network, Cannabinoid Chronicles, DOJ Study

Job Listing: Outreach Director Position Available at Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Washington, DC

A great opportunity to work with students building the drug policy reform movement.

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Drug Agents Mishandled Seized Cash, Audit Finds

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Editorial: Raid vs. Raid

Our soldiers under insurgent threat in Baghdad seem more clear-headed than our police serving routine search warrants here at home.

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Resource: Screening Kit Now Available for "Waiting to Inhale" Video

You can organize and get the word out by hosting a screening -- small or large -- of this important video about medical marijuana.

Different Rules for Crime Victims with History of Addiction (RI)

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Mexican Federal Police Take Tijuana By Storm -- Too Bad It Won't Work

A Reuters article this afternoon reported that Mexico's new president, Felipe Calderon,

Violence Rate Rising Again -- AP Doesn't Mention Prohibition

An Associated Press article today reports that the homicide rate in the US is going up again:
After many years of decline, the number of murders climbed in 2006 in New York and many other

Editorial: One of My Many Wishes for the New Year

This editorial was published as part of our 12/29/06 "Mini-Bulletin." The entire bulletin can be read online

Only One Commutation :) Ask for More!

According to the Associated Press, President Bush issued 16 pardons yesterday, including one sentence commutation.

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Balko at Reason, Dems and Sentencing, Barr the Libertarian, Another Top Ten Set

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Organization News: DRCNet Hits This Week

TV and a prominent link help us take the message to wider audiences this week.

How Long Can We Avoid Talking About What?

A featured post today on the Huffington Post blog by Josh Sugarmann ask Crime is Back -- Ho

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Editorial: Could It Be More Clear?

It's time to make just and rational sentencing a litmus test of basic morality.

Job Opportunity: MPP New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Campaign

Granite Staters for Medical Marijiuana is back, and they may want YOU.

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Alert: CALL CONGRESS Today to Stop Dangerous Mycoherbicide Bill!

UPDATE ON VOTE RESULTS HERE Earlier this year,

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Press Release: World AIDS Day: Advocates Call to Lift Federal Ban on Syringe Exchange - Take Politics Out of HIV Prevention

Harm reduction advocates are looking to the new Congress with hope.

Seven Million -- and Counting

The Bureau of Justice Statistics annual report on use of the criminal justice system has come out, and there is landmark grim news: There are now seven million people under criminal justice control -

Police Looking Worse and Worse in Atlanta "Drug Raid" Killing

Now it seems that one of the officers involved in the deadly "drug raid" in Atlanta last week previously lied about an incident in which he caused a head-on car crash.

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Counterpunch, Huffington Post, Transform, Cannabinoid Chronicles, Drug Truth Network

Press Release: Salt Lake City Conference Confronts the Meth Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2006 PRESS CONTACT: Luciano Colonna, 801-635-7736 SALT LAKE CITY CONFERENCE CONFRONTS THE METH CRISIS: National Conference brings all sides together to

Editorial: Things That Happen Over and Over

People are getting killed in reckless drug raids, and all the president can do is pardon some turkeys.

Video Offer: Waiting to Inhale

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

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Hoyer vs. Murtha on drug policy

After reading that Rep.

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Too many this week to list...

Election 2006: Brief Comment on the Transfer of Power in Congress

DRCNet's executive director offers a brief analysis of the new political dynamic in Washington as it affects drug policy.

Roger Goodman Race

As of late last night but with only 36 out of 137 precincts reporting,


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Legalization, prison overcrowding, forfeiture, initiatives, more...

Editorial: A Grim Anniversary

Today marks a grim anniversary in US drug policy, the enactment 20 years ago of unjust federal mandatory minimum sentences.

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Mandatory Minimum Reports, Election Guides, More...

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