News Links: Bolivia and Colombia, California Medical Marijuana, Drug-Terror Ad Parody 2/22/02

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Events of import in the drug war have transpired in the nations of Bolivia (hopeful) and Colombia (dire), but which we did not have time to report on this week. DRCNet recommends checking out for extensive coverage of relevant developments in Latin America.

Last week, DRCNet reported on the DEA's California medical marijuana busts and the role of a prominent member of the San Francisco medical marijuana community in them ( On Saturday 2/16, we received the following statement via e-mail:

"Due to recent events, Father Nazarin no longer has any role in the representation and/or decision making of the organization formerly known as St. Martin de Porres Chapel, et al. The staff at our facility is as shocked and dismayed by this one individual's action as is our community at large. Let there be absolutely no doubt at our shared outrage and disgust by this conduct. The facility at 350 Divisadero Street (formerly St. Martin de Porres Chapel) is undergoing reorganization to better serve the medical cannabis community. The facility will reorganize as was its intended design, a cooperative of, by and for patients. Wayne Justmann, Gary Farnsworth, and Randelyn Webster will be involved in the restructuring."
We have not at this point investigated further into this situation, hence cannot offer views of other marijuana activists to compare or contrast with this statement. We are providing it here for the sake of public information, without evaluation, but will report further on developments in the California situation in the coming weeks. A few web sites to check for further info:
The Libertarian Party aren't the only people blasting the ONDCP's drug-terror ads through parody. Jeff Meyers, producer of the "Emperor of Hemp" documentary, has created another such response, available at in streaming video.

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Issue #225, 2/22/02 Editorial: Costs and Consequences | Lies, Damn Lies, and "The Economic Costs of Drug Abuse in the United States, 1992-1998" | New Mexico Post-Mortem: Reformers Differ on What Went Right, What Went Wrong | Britain: Parliamentary Committee Will Recommend Cannabis Decrim, Ecstasy Down-Scheduling, More Heroin Prescriptions | Dutch to Consider Prescription Heroin for Hard Cases, Study Results Lay Groundwork for Move | New Study Provides First Comprehensive Report on Drug Laws in All 50 States and DC, Variations Abound | At the Statehouse: Medical Marijuana Moving in Maryland and Vermont | Libertarian Party Ad Campaign Takes on Drug Terror Link | Federal Drug Office Accused of "Enron-Style Accounting" in New National Drug Budget Reporting | News Links: Bolivia and Colombia, California Medical Marijuana, Drug-Terror Ad Parody | Alerts: HEA, Bolivia, DEA Hemp Ban, SuperBowl Ad, Ecstasy Legislation, Mandatory Minimums, Medical Marijuana, Virginia | The Reformer's Calendar

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