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Send The Right Message!

Drug War Proponents - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:37
Send The Right Message! is a special project of the New Hampshire Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy. Recognizing that marijuana policy reform efforts in our state are systematically thwarted by federal intrusions, this project is designed to undermine federal government propaganda and inject truth into public debate about the failed War on Drugs., Wed Feb 8 2017

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Drug War Proponents - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:37
SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment, and mental health services. Includes links to support groups, information resources, events and articles., Wed 15 Oct 2014 +0000

Voter Power

Drug War Proponents - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:37
Voter Power advocates for reasonable, fair and effective cannabis laws and policies, and educates, registers and empowers voters to implement these policies., Mon 12 Sep 2016

Woman's Christian Temperance Union

Drug War Proponents - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:37
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was organized in 1874 by women who were concerned about the problems alcohol was causing their families and society. The members chose total abstinence from all alcohol as their life style and protection of the home as their watchword., Sun Dec 18 2016

Cannabisnews.com

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Our mission is to distribute accurate and unbiased news about marijuana, cannabis, and hemp., Fri Dec 8 2017
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Common Sense For Drug Policy

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Common Sense for Drug Policy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to expanding discussion on drug policy by resonating the voices of those raising questions about existing law and educating the public about alternatives to current policies., Fri 08 Dec 2017
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DRCNet Online Library Mirror

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MIRROR SITE: Online library of articles, reasearch papers, books, and essays on drugs, drug policy, prohibition, controlled substances, drug abuse, the drug war, marijuana, medical marijuna, LSD, peyote, psilocybin, ibogaine, psychedelic drugs., Sat Jul 15 2006
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Drug Policy Alliance

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This site features full-text articles from the academic and popular press focusing on drug policy from economic, criminal justice, and public health perspectives. We also host an ongoing seminar series., Thu 07 Dec 2017
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Drug War Facts

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Read the drug war facts with your web browser, download selected chapters or the whole Factbook in Adobe PDF format, or have the chapters sent to your email, Fri 08 Dec 2017
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Flex Your Rights: Just Say No to Police Searches

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Mission Statement Flex Your Rights is a nonprofit, educational organization working to train individuals to protect their civil liberties during police encounters. To do this we use creative and interactive teaching methods to provide a hands-on understanding of how the protections afforded by the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution can apply to real-life police encounters., Fri Dec 8 2017
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International Centre for Science in Drug Policy

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The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP) is an international network of scientists, academics, and health practitioners that have come together in an effort to ensure that illicit drug policies are informed with the best available scientific evidence., Fri Nov 24 2017
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Managing Pain - A Project of Common Sense for Drug Policy

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Pain management: where healthcare and drug control policies intersect., Wed Oct 25 2017
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Marijuana Policy Project

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The Marijuana Policy Project's purpose is to develop and promote policies to minimize the harm associated with marijuana use and minimize the harm associated with the prohibition on marijuana consumption., Fri Dec 8 2017
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Media Awareness Project, The

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MAP works to ensure more balanced and accurate media coverage of drug policy issues and maintains a comprehensive archive of drug policy news and many free e-mail subscription services., Fri Dec 8 2017
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Medical Marijuana ProCon.org

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Medical Marijuana Pro/Con (formerly known as MarijuanaInfo.org), is a research project of ProCon.org, a 501(c)3 pending non-profit, non-partisan private foundation, without government affiliation of any kind., Fri Dec 8 2017
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November Coalition, The

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The November Coalition is a grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about the destructive increase in prison population in the United States and the steady erosion of our civil rights and freedoms by the federal government. We are dedicated to the preservation of the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and to the power of the several states. November Coalition seeks to inform the citizenry - particularly those who may be complacent - on the, Fri Sep 18 2015
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Students for Sensible Drug Policy

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy is committed to providing education on harms caused by the War on Drugs, working to involve youth in the political process, and promoting an open, honest, and rational discussion of alternative solutions to our nation's drug problems., Wed Feb 8 2017
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Chronicle AM: San Francisco, LA Pass Legal Weed Rules, Sales Begin Next Month, More... (12/7/17)

Drug War Chronicle - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:58

California's big cities clear the way for legal weed sales, California's small marijuana farmers worry about big grower competition, Delaware cops want pot people's guns, and more.

[image:1 align:right]Marijuana Policy

California NORML Recommends Priority Licensing for Small-Scale & Outdoors Cultivators. The marijuana activist group is calling on state regulators to create a licensing priority scheme that would favor small outdoor grows of up to an acre over both indoor mixed lighting and indoor high-intensity lighting operations and leave large-scale operations out of consideration. The group fears that emergency licensing regulations as written could "open the door to large-scale, industrial mega-grows that could monopolize California's limited available acreage, exacerbate environmental harm, and stifle participation by smaller growers."

Los Angeles City Council Approves Legal Marijuana Rules, Sales Set for January 1. The city council agreed Wednesday to a package of regulations for legal marijuana commerce, clearing the way for legal sales to begin on January 1. The approved rules include a "social equity" program aimed at prioritizing communities that have historically been affected by the war on drugs. Under that program, cannabusiness operators that meet "social equity" criteria would be moved to the head of the line for license applications.

San Francisco Mayor Approves Legal Marijuana Rules, Sales Set for January 6. Mayor Ed Lee Wednesday signed into law legislation setting rules for legal marijuana commerce in the city. But because the city has been slow in reaching agreement on the pot rules, it won't quite be ready on January 1. Instead, city officials are looking at January 6 as the legal sales date.

Delaware Police Look at Gun Ban for Marijuana Users. Law enforcement officials Wednesday told a task force studying legalization that marijuana users should be forced to have an endorsement on their drivers' licenses indicating they use marijuana to help ensure that they cannot own guns. "It would make sure that we are doing everything we can to ensure that prohibited people are not buying firearms in Delaware," he explained after the meeting.

Indiana Prosecutors Formally Oppose Marijuana Legalization. The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc. formally opposed the legalization of marijuana in any form for any reason at a news conference in Indianapolis Wednesday. Also on hand were the Boone County Sheriff's Department, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and the anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM).

Heroin and Prescription Opioids

Senator Manchin Calls on FDA to Adopt Changes in Opioid Fight. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb calling for three major changes in opioid policy. Manchin wants mandatory and continuing education for healthcare providers, a review of every opioid on the market, and for the FDA to remove one opioid from the market for each new one it approves.

International

Dutch Justice Officials Accused of Interfering With Marijuana Research to Advance Their Political Agenda. Senior justice ministry officials are accused of interfering with research on marijuana tourism. According to a whistleblower, researchers concluded that a policy of repression and banning sales to foreigners was not needed because there was very little actual nuisance from drug tourism in many places. But ministry officials didn't like those conclusions, so they deleted research questions and removed an entire chapter with conclusions and recommendations on a better policy. This took place under then Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten. Current Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus said Thursday he had commissioned an external inquiry in the matter.

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Chronicle AM: San Francisco, LA Pass Legal Weed Rules, Sales Begin Next Month, More... (12/7/17)

Marijuana (STDW) - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:58

California's big cities clear the way for legal weed sales, California's small marijuana farmers worry about big grower competition, Delaware cops want pot people's guns, and more.

[image:1 align:right]Marijuana Policy

California NORML Recommends Priority Licensing for Small-Scale & Outdoors Cultivators. The marijuana activist group is calling on state regulators to create a licensing priority scheme that would favor small outdoor grows of up to an acre over both indoor mixed lighting and indoor high-intensity lighting operations and leave large-scale operations out of consideration. The group fears that emergency licensing regulations as written could "open the door to large-scale, industrial mega-grows that could monopolize California's limited available acreage, exacerbate environmental harm, and stifle participation by smaller growers."

Los Angeles City Council Approves Legal Marijuana Rules, Sales Set for January 1. The city council agreed Wednesday to a package of regulations for legal marijuana commerce, clearing the way for legal sales to begin on January 1. The approved rules include a "social equity" program aimed at prioritizing communities that have historically been affected by the war on drugs. Under that program, cannabusiness operators that meet "social equity" criteria would be moved to the head of the line for license applications.

San Francisco Mayor Approves Legal Marijuana Rules, Sales Set for January 6. Mayor Ed Lee Wednesday signed into law legislation setting rules for legal marijuana commerce in the city. But because the city has been slow in reaching agreement on the pot rules, it won't quite be ready on January 1. Instead, city officials are looking at January 6 as the legal sales date.

Delaware Police Look at Gun Ban for Marijuana Users. Law enforcement officials Wednesday told a task force studying legalization that marijuana users should be forced to have an endorsement on their drivers' licenses indicating they use marijuana to help ensure that they cannot own guns. "It would make sure that we are doing everything we can to ensure that prohibited people are not buying firearms in Delaware," he explained after the meeting.

Indiana Prosecutors Formally Oppose Marijuana Legalization. The Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc. formally opposed the legalization of marijuana in any form for any reason at a news conference in Indianapolis Wednesday. Also on hand were the Boone County Sheriff's Department, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and the anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM).

Heroin and Prescription Opioids

Senator Manchin Calls on FDA to Adopt Changes in Opioid Fight. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb calling for three major changes in opioid policy. Manchin wants mandatory and continuing education for healthcare providers, a review of every opioid on the market, and for the FDA to remove one opioid from the market for each new one it approves.

International

Dutch Justice Officials Accused of Interfering With Marijuana Research to Advance Their Political Agenda. Senior justice ministry officials are accused of interfering with research on marijuana tourism. According to a whistleblower, researchers concluded that a policy of repression and banning sales to foreigners was not needed because there was very little actual nuisance from drug tourism in many places. But ministry officials didn't like those conclusions, so they deleted research questions and removed an entire chapter with conclusions and recommendations on a better policy. This took place under then Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten. Current Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus said Thursday he had commissioned an external inquiry in the matter.

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December 10 is Human Rights Day

Drug War Chronicle - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 14:54

This Sunday, December 10, is the UN Human Rights Day, with the week being marked by observances and events around the world. UN agencies have made significant progress in recognizing the impact of drug policies and human rights, and our own efforts for the 2016 "UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem" (UNGASS) brought together hundreds of NGOs arguing for human rights as the basis not only for drug policy reform, but even for questioning prohibition. One resource on the intersection of drugs and human rights is a set of fact sheets published by the Open Society Foundations, and many more can be found through a web search.

[image:1 align:left caption:true]As many of our readers know, StoptheDrugWar.org has been engaged in advocacy seeking to stop the campaign of drug war killings taking place in the Philippines. The link includes actions you can take including writing the US Congress about our foreign aid. One of our partners, the Filipino American Human Rights Alliance, and others are organizing a number of events for Human Rights Day. Some of the locations include Los Angeles, SF and the Bay Area, Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne, Paris and Bahrain -- email us if you want info on where to find them.

There is late-breaking word that the Philippines intends to announce its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court at the UN today. We'll post more on the site when we know it.

Earlier this week Foreign Policy magazine accorded its prestigious Global Thinker award to Senator Leila de Lima, who is in her 287th day of detention since challenging Philippine President Duterte on the killings. You can read her remarks online here. A video about Sen. de Lima's saga is online here. Lastly for the moment, a solidarity message for Human Rights Day from Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes.

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