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MIND THE GAP

Fixing the unjust disparity in punishment between crack and cocaine powder

By Jacob Sullum

http://www.reason.com/news/show/123998.html

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REFLECTING ON AN AMAZING CONFERENCE

This year, the Drug Policy Alliance joined with five co-host organizations, the ACLU, the Harm Reduction Coalition, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Marijuana Policy Project and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (who also hosted their 9th annual conference within the larger International Drug Policy Reform conference) as well as dozens of other partner groups, to bring together a stronger and more diverse population of people and issues.

http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/121807conf.cfm

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THE DOSE MAKES THE POISON, EVEN FOR MARIJUANA SMOKE

By Jacob Sullum

http://www.reason.com/blog/show/124017.html

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RCMP RELEASES THE DRUG SITUATION REPORT – 2006

Prepared by the RCMP’s Criminal Intelligence Program, the report describes the illicit drug trade in Canada in 2006. It is based on information and intelligence from investigations and seizures conducted by the RCMP and various Canadian agencies and departments involved in drug enforcement.

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/news/2007/2007_12_17_drug_report_e.htm

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UN “DRUG CZAR” ANTONIO MARIA COSTA’S SPEECH IN NEW ORLEANS

Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime AND Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch, International Harm Reduction Development Program Dir., Open Society Institute

Video: http://www.youtube.com/HunCivLibUnion

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LIZ KUCINICH TALKS DRUG REFORM WITH 22-YEAR-OLD MD PATIENT

By Matt Simon, Huffington Post

http://drugsense.org/url/20evITef