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Thu, 27 Aug 2009 07:00:00 GMTSydney Morning Herald, 27 Aug 2009 - One hundred years ago, the US convened the International Opium Conference. This meeting of 13 nations in Shanghai was the beginning of global drug prohibition. Prohibition slowly became one of the most universally applied policies in the world. But a century on, international support for this blanket drug policy is slowly but inexorably unravelling.
Thu, 30 Jul 2009 07:00:00 GMTThe Santa Barbara Independent, 30 Jul 2009 - Licit Weed: Selling and Missing; Illicit Grow Responding to complaints from some Eastside and downtown residents that Santa Barbara's medical marijuana dispensaries are out of control, the Santa Barbara City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to revisit the medical pot ordinance it approved barely a year ago. Four dispensaries predate the city's ordinance and have been given three years to find new digs away from schools and establishments catering to young people. Four more have either been recently approved or are undergoing city review. Of the latter, two are within two blocks of each other on Milpas Street.
Sun, 19 Jul 2009 07:00:00 GMTThe Observer, 19 Jul 2009 - At Least 19 Police Officers And Soldiers Died Last Week As A Narco Gang Called La Familia Launched A Counterattack Against A Government Crackdown On Cartels. But As Well As Hitmen, The Group Uses Social Handouts And TV Propaganda, Report Jo Tuckman In Mexico City And Ed Vulliamy The male voice on the line was not a typical contributor to the Voice and Solution TV programme where residents of the Mexican state of Michoacan air their everyday grievances.
Sat, 27 Jun 2009 07:00:00 GMTThe Economist, 27 Jun 2009 - At Last, a Debate And an Intemperate Defence of Prohibition Cardoso Calls for New Thinking
Fri, 26 Jun 2009 07:00:00 GMTDrugSense Weekly, 26 Jun 2009 - ************ WORLD DRUG REPORT PREFACE MAJORS ON LEGALISATION Below is the text from the Preface to World Drug Report 2009 - dominated by a detailed rebuttal of the growing calls for a debate on legal regulation of drug production and supply. We have deconstructed these kind of critiques so many times before, we won't be doing it again here - other than to observe it is the same confused mix of misrepresentations, straw man arguments, and logical fallacies that we are used to hearing from the UNODC's drug warriors. The particularly strange thing here though is that some of the analysis of the problem, the critique at least, is actually fairly good - it's where it leads that is so extraordinary....
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 07:00:00 GMTPique Newsmagazine, 18 Jun 2009 - "It was twenty years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play." When the Beatles sang those first words on the eponymous track of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967, nothing in my life had happened twenty years ago. But the driving chords, stabbing guitar and words were a hook that lodged in my - and I suspect almost everyone else's - head, an association that probably won't end until I end or dementia robs me of all but my earliest memories.
Mon, 18 May 2009 07:00:00 GMTAlterNet, 18 May 2009 - When it comes to addressing America's disastrous war on drugs, the Obama administration appears to be moving in the right direction -- albeit very, very cautiously. On the rhetorical front, all the president's men are saying the right things.
Fri, 15 May 2009 07:00:00 GMTHuffington Post, 15 May 2009 - When it comes to addressing America's disastrous war on drugs, the Obama administration appears to be moving in the right direction -- albeit very, very cautiously. On the rhetorical front, all the president's men are saying the right things.
Sun, 05 Apr 2009 07:00:00 GMTIndependent on Sunday, 05 Apr 2009 - The Canadian City Has Been Named The Best Place In The World To Live. But Those Halcyon Days Are Over Once upon a very recent time, Vancouver had a clean, safe image. Nestled between a spectacular bay and snow-capped mountains, this Canadian city, which is twice the size of Birmingham, was described by The Economist as the most liveable in the world. Not any more. As it prepares to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, what it's got now is not cuddly, eco-friendly publicity, but blood-spattered streets littered with shell casings and corpses.