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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.

Video Offer: Waiting to Inhale

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

Editorial: Drug Busts as Taxpayer-Funded Media Lobbying/Electioneering Campaigns

If law enforcers stage a high-profile drug bust with the intention of influencing the outcome of the legislative process, is it lobbying?

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.

Video Offer: Waiting to Inhale

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

No Winners in Chicago Open Air Drug Market Bust

An article by Michelle Keller in the Chicago Tribune t

South Dakotans for Medical Marijuana TV Ad Running with Election Coming Up

Click here for the new South Dakota medical marijuana campaign ad, featuring patient/activist Valer

Video Offer: Waiting to Inhale

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

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.

Editorial: Do We Really Want to Help Kids Find the Drug Dealers?

Drug offender registries are a hare-brained idea that is more likely to help young people find drug dealers than prevent them.

Documentary: Waiting to Inhale

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

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.

Video: SSDP Takes On Drug Testing Spokesman on Fox News

Footage is available online at the DARE Generation Diary blog.

Legal Highs on the Rise

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Documentary: Waiting to Inhale

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

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.

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!

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

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

Web Scan

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

Editorial: Now They Care About What's Right?

Prosecutor TV personalities want justice for Dog Chapman. Why not for the rest of us too?

Web Scan

Pregnancy and drug use, Maryland criminal justice, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, reformers on air.

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.

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!

Riverside DA Takes Aim at Dispensaries With Sweeping Claim About California's Prop. 215

RIVERSIDE DA GROVER TRASK MAKES SWEEPING CLAIM THAT PROP 215 IS AGAINST FEDERAL LAW -- ADMITS STATE LAW PROTECTS PATIENTS AND COOPS, BUT NOT DISPENSARIES Riverside DA Grover Trask has joined with

New JPI Report on Drug Treatment and Incarceration in Maryland

JPI is please to announce the release of our latest policy report, "Progress and challenges: An analysis of drug treatment and imprisonment in Maryland from 2000-2005." The report, authored by Kevin

Lost This One, But Not As Bad As It Sounds

Special thanks to the roughly 1,000 DRCNet supporters who lobbied their Representatives in Congress to reject H.R.

Watch School Search Bill Debate Online

CLICK HERE FOR LATEST UPDATE UPDATE: It's on right now (5:39pm).

ALERT: Congress to Vote on Dangerous New Student Search Bill This Tuesday, 9/19

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As Border Crackdown Intensifies, A Tribe Is Caught in the Crossfire

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County Judge Delays Drug Treatment Law Change

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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!

Callout: Please Submit Blog Posts, News and Events on New DRCNet Web Site!

Our new web site has many new interactive features...

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.

LA Supervisors Approve Funds for Overdose Prevention Drug

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Job Opportunities: Three Positions at Drug Policy Alliance

DPA's Washington, DC office is hiring a Deputy Director of National Affairs, a Legislative Assistant, and a part-time Office Manager/Receptionist.

REPORT: Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis & Cannabinoids

Please take a moment today to check out NORML's new report: "Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis & Cannabinoids: A Review of the Recent Scientific Literature, 2000-2006." This report revi

Many Partisans on Both Sides Get Drug Policy Wrong, Blogosphere Shows

Last Friday the blogosphere provided a good example of how readily even political progressives can fail to see the important points in drug policy.

Methamphetamine Conference Abstract and Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

2nd National Conference on Methamphetamine, HIV and Hepatitis: Science & Response 2007 February 1-3, 2007, Salt Lake Hilton City Center visit

Britain's First Needle Exchange Vending Machine Planned for North Wales Resort Town

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Money Laundering

This "Prohibition in the Media" post is not tied to a particular article.

Cannabinoid Chronicles, Volume #4, Issue #1

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California "Campaign Against Marijuana Planting" Claims Record Number of Plants Eradicated

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Drug Truth Network radio update, 9/10/06

Drug Truth Network Update: Cultural Baggage + Century of Lies + 4:20 Drug War NEWS Half Hour Programs, Live Fridays...

Job Opportunities: Marijuana Policy Project, DC & LA

The Marijuana Policy Project has the following new job opportunities: 1.

Job Opportunities: Marijuana Policy Project, DC & LA

Positions include an Assistant Director of Communications in Washington and a Director of VIP Relations in LA.

Editorial: Call It What You Want

Each day that passes, Louisiana's Heroin Lifers languish behind bars, unjustly denied their freedom.

Appeal: Please Support DRCNet's New Web Campaign!

We believe you'll be excited and impressed when you see our new web site and what it can do. But it needs your help.

Callout: Please Submit Blog Posts, News and Events on New DRCNet Web Site!

Our new web site has many new interactive features...

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.

Job Opportunies: Drug Policy Alliance, NYC & Sacramento

DPA is hiring a public affairs director in New York and a director for their California state capital office.

Senate Adopts $700 Million for Halting Opium Production

press release from Drug Policy Alliance For Immediate Release: September 7, 2006 Contact: Tony Newman (646) 335-5384 OR Bill Piper (

Reformers Call for a “New Bottom Line”

For Immediate Release: September 7, 2006 Contact: Tony Newman (646) 335-5384 OR Bill Piper (202) 669-6430 New Government Survey Shows Illegal Drug Use Rates Holding Steady; Drug War Critics Point to

An Open Letter to the New Jersey Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

September 6, 2006 Re: "New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act" (S88 & A933) Restrictions Opposed New Jersey lawmakers will soon consider whether to pass into law the "New Jersey Com

Mandatory Minimums Panel at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference

Thursday, Sept. 7: Congressional Black Caucus panel on mandatory sentences


Not Asking the Basic Questions

The North Hunterdon district in Clinton Township in southern New Jersey is debating their substance abuse policy,

Latest from Drug Truth Radio

Drug Truth Network Update: Cultural Baggage + Century of Lies + 4:20 Drug War NEWS

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Health Canada Postponing Decision on Vancouver Safe Injection Site

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Callout: Please Submit Blog Posts, News and Events on New DRCNet Web Site!

Our new web site has many new interactive features...

Introducing: The Stop the Drug War Speakeasy

Presenting a major web site upgrade and new direction at Stop the Drug War (DRCNet).

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.

Announcement: ASA Seeking Patients Who Did Not Use Medical Marijuana Because of Government's Claims

Patients who have been hurt by the government's prohibition of medical marijuana may be able to help with an important research project.

Job Listing: Administrative Assistant, NORML

Opportunity for a job working in the movement!

Web Scan: Mark Fiore, Tony Papa, Dean Kuipers

US of Incarceration Animation, Tony Papa Knocks DA Report, Dean Kuipers on Tommy Chong

Weekly: This Week in History

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

Jacob Sullum on the Hurwitz Case

Jacob Sullum of Reason magazine has opined once again on the Hurwitz pain case in The Accidental Drug Trafficker: A repudiation of

Alert: Stop the DEA Subversion of Elections (DrugSense)

STOP THE DEA SUBVERSION OF ELECTIONS *********************PLEASE COPY AND DISTRIBUTE************************* DrugSense FOCUS Alert #335 - Tuesday, 29 August 2006 Sunday we learned that the Drug En

Steve Kubby Running for President

This is a press release from former medical marijuana refugee Steve Kubby, who intends to run in the Libertar

Don't Blame Medical Marijuana for State Park/Wildlife Harm from Illegal Grow-Ops

Earlier this month Mexico's El Universal paper reported on the <?php print l('drug trade harming Mexican environmental efforts', 'speakeasy/prohibition/posts/2006/aug/02/drug_trade_hurting_mexic',

Oakland Officials Fooling Themselves If They Think Drug Crackdown Will Curb Violence for Long

The San Franciso Chronicle has reported that 30 suspected drug dealers were arrested in a crackdown on

South Dakota AG Must Rewrite Medical Marijuana Ballot Summary, Judge Says

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We Told Them So...

Two weeks ago we <?php print l('reported in Drug War Chronicle', 'chronicle/448/south_dakota_medical_marijuana_lawsuit'); ?> that South Dakota medical marijuana patient Valerie Hanna had sued st

Introducing: The Stop the Drug War Speakeasy

Presenting a major web site upgrade and new direction at Stop the Drug War (DRCNet).

Welcome to DRCNet Reader Blogs in the Stop the Drug War Speakeasy!

Thank you for checking out and signing up to participate in Reader Blogs in DRCNet's "Speakeasy." We hope you will continue to add your voices to our "choir" as we preach through this venue to the unc

Appeal: A Glowing Testimonial for Drug War Chronicle

A long-time drug reform activist opines on Drug War Chronicle's inspirational value.

DRCNet on MySpace

Nearly 1,800 people have already signed up as DRCNet "friends" on MySpace even though this is the first public announcement about it.

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.

Editorial: There's Always Another Drug Cartel...

The capture of cartel leader Javier Arellano-Felix made a lucky day for the US DEA. But even they don't think anything's really going to change from it.

Weekly: The Reformer's Calendar


Editorial: Legalize the Drug Trade to Cut Off Terrorism Funding

In a time of global insecurity we need clearer thinking from our leaders about this issue.

Weekly: The Reformer's Calendar

Showing up at an event can be the best way to get involved! Check out this week's listings for events from today through next year, across the US and around the world!

Web Scan: New Video from "Emperor of Hemp" Creator, Jim Hightower on Marijuana War, Spitzer Flakes on Medical Marijuana

DRCNet's weekly compilation of interesting web links about the drug war.

Reportaje: Comité Parlamentario Británico Golpea Esquema de Clasificación de Drogas y Pide Sistema Basado en Pruebas

Un comité selecto de parlamentarios ha lanzado un informe que llama el esquema de clasificación de las drogas de Gran Bretaña de ultrapasado, ineficaz y basado más en la política que en la ciencia.

Myanmar Drug Trade May Be Fueling Sri Lankan Civil War and Terrorism

A conflict that doesn't make the US radar screen as often as it merits is the civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers.

Trouble in Paradises

The last week of June saw grizzly news from the popular Mexican resort town of Acapulco, according to Reuters, sev

No Honor for Last Holdout State Against Needle Exchange

A few weeks we reported in Drug War Chronicle that New Jersey had become the only state in the nation not allowing needle exchange programs in some form or at least syringe purchase without a prescrip

Editorial: Sometimes They Tell the Truth

Whether the good or the truly horrid, much can be learned about drug policy during those rare moments when public officials tell the truth about it.

Weekly: The Reformer's Calendar

Showing up at an event can be the best way to get involved! Check out this week's listings for events from today through next year, across the US and around the world!

In Memoriam: Methadone Pioneer Vincent P. Dole

Vincent Dole, a legendary figure in addiction treatment who has countless saved lives to his credit, has passed at age 93.

Drug Trade Hurting Mexican Environmental Efforts -- Prohibition to Blame

A piece in Mexico's El Universal called illegal drugs the "root of evil for conserv

Structural Change Also Needed to Stop Drug Trade Violence in Besieged Community

Following the life-without-parole murder convictions of three ringleaders of the Chester, Pennsylvania "Boyle Street Boys," an

Seattle Hempfest Sues City and Art Museum

NEWS RELEASE July 31, 2006 Contact: Dominic Holden ­ (206) 877-2240 Vivian McPeak ­ (206) 295-7258 Event backers file suit against City; Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park named Permit appl

Push Down, Pop Up Even Worse

An article this morning in the Daily Journal in northeast Mississippi reports that efforts to re

New DrugScience.org Web Site Released

July 31, 2006 For Immediate Release: The DrugScience.org web site (www.drugscience.org) has been revised, redesigned, and develope

Belgian "Draw Up Your Plant" Campaign for Cannabis Regulation

“The Flemish Institute for Alcohol and Drugs Questions” and our cannabis association “Draw Up Your Plant” agree on a specific problem: Belgian cannabis law is creating legal insecurity for Civil so

British Drug Policy Controversy Heats Up

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Another Sad Shooting Death in the Projects

A several part story by Audra Burch in the Miami Herald Sunday discussed the shooting death of nine-year old Sherd

Drug Laws Drive Addicted to Prostitution in West Virginia (and Everywhere Else)

Steubenville, West Virginia, has an interlocking problem of drugs and prostitution, The Intelligencer

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