http://www.usperspectives.org
*U.S. Perspectives home page.| Host site link is above. At the end of this page that you are reading is a clickable, table of contents for some of it.
http://www.usperspectives.org/legislation/1998dpf-review.htm
*11-98. 1998 USA drug war legislation. [A summary. In 1998 Republicans (GOP) sponsored nearly all the bad bills].| Click
HERE for GOP links section below.
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GLOBAL INFO. SANER CANNABIS AND DRUG POLICIES IN MANY NATIONS. Versus U.S. Republican (GOP) Drug War. (GOP is the main sponsor of the vast majority of the worst U.S. Drug War legislation). Sorted alphabetically by nation.

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LAST UPDATED February 6, 1999. This webpage is:
http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm
*Power Links [Saner Cannabis and Drug Policies Worldwide. VERSUS U.S. REPUBLICAN (GOP) DRUG WAR].|

CLICKABLE TABLE OF CONTENTS. Click any item in list below. Use 'back' button or command to come back to this list. This article can also be downloaded ("save as" in file menu of MS Internet Explorer). After saving this to your hard drive, this table of contents will still be clickable without going online. If you are using a downloaded version, click the linknames instead of the URLs (otherwise you may be sent online). Try it!

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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power-links.htm#charts
1.
Some INTERNATIONAL comparison CHARTS.
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm#cannabis
2.
Saner Recreational CANNABIS Policies Worldwide.
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm#lessharm
3.
HARM REDUCTION Policies Worldwide.
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm#overview
4.
Wide-ranging international SUMMARIES of cannabis and drug laws.
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm#global
5.
GLOBAL COALITION for Alternatives to the Drug War.
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm#flipside
6.
The Flip Side. The U.S. REPUBLICAN (MOSTLY) DRUG WAR.
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm#more
7.
More ALTERNATIVES to the Drug War Madness.
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm#links
8.
Related LINKS. And Republican (GOP) Drug War links.
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Under continual construction. Some links may have changed, and more always need to be added. The links lists and notes are in the public domain. Use any ot it in any way you want anywhere. Feel free to pass on. Forward it. Plagiarize at will. Email, fax, mail, cut-and-paste, etc.. Use in message boards, webpages, etc.... Knowledge is Power! Public Opinion Rules In The End. Use the easy AltaVista translator link just below to translate this English-language webpage info into other languages.
http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/translate
*AltaVista: Translations [JUST PASTE IN WEB ADDRESS URL!].|
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1. Some International Comparison Charts.

These charts are just a few from:
http://www.usperspectives.org/tom/charts.htm
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Tables and Charts against Drug War, and Petro-Pharm-Inc.. [Exposing the U.S. Republican (GOP) drug-war feudalism, and Republican Fundamentalist Drug War Jihad. Charts are backed up by many online data-source URLs with clickable links].|

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________NATION_________INCARCERATION_RATE_____%__
___________________per_100,000_population._______
___________________________1985__|__1995___CHANGE
_________________________________________________
________Russia_______________________690_________
#1.0____United_States_______313______600______+92
________Belarus______________________505_________
________Ukraine______________________390_________
________Latvia______________640______375______-41
________Lithuania___________405______360______-11
________Singapore____________________287_________
________Moldova______________________275_________
________Estonia_____________455______270______-41
________South_Africa_________________265_________
________Cook_Islands_________________225_________
________Hong_Kong____________________207_________
________Romania_____________260______200______-23
________Czech_Republic______270______190______-30
________Thailand_____________________181_________
________Poland______________270______170______-37
________Slovakia____________225______150______-33
________South_Korea__________________137_________
________Kiribati_____________________130_________
#4.7____New_Zealand__________________127_________
#4.8____Portugal_____________90______125______+39
________Fiji_________________________123_________
________Hungary_____________220______120______-45
#5.2____Canada_______________________115_________
#5.2____Luxembourg___________________115_________
________Brunei_Darussalam____________110_________
________Bulgaria_____________________110_________
#5.5____Scotland____________100______110______+10
________Macau________________________107_________
#5.7____Northern_Ireland_____________105_________
#5.7____Spain________________60______105______+75
________Malaysia_____________________104_________
________China________________________103_________
#6.0____England/Wales________90______100______+11
#6.3____France_______________75_______95______+27
#7.1____Germany______________90_______85_______-6
#7.1____Austria_____________120_______85______-29
#7.1____Italy_________________________85_________
#7.5____Switzerland___________________80_________
________Turkey_______________90_______80______-11
#8.0____Belgium______________65_______75______+15
#9.2____Sweden_______________50_______65______+30
#9.2____Netherlands__________35_______65______+86
#9.2____Denmark______________65_______65_______--
#10.0___Finland______________80_______60______-25
#10.9___Greece_______________35_______55______+57
#10.9___Ireland______________55_______55_______--
#10.9___Norway_______________45_______55______+22
________Croatia_______________________55_________
#10.9___Malta_________________________55_________
________Solomon_Islands_______________46_________
#15.0___Iceland_______________________40_________
________Bangladesh____________________37_________
________Japan_________________________37_________
________Slovenia_____________70_______30______-57
________Cyprus_______________30_______30_______--
________Cambodia______________________26_________
________Philippines___________________26_________
________India_________________________24_________
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________USA_______________________________
____Incarceration___Total________U.S._____
_______#Rate______Inmates____Population.__
__________________________________________
__1978__#203______452,790____222,584,545__
__1980__#220______501,886____228,289,000__
__1981__#241______555,114____230,480,000__
__1982__#263______610,767____232,641,000__
__1983__#275______645,713____234,721,000__
__1984__#288______681,282____236,789,000__
__1985__#311______742,579____238,948,000__
__1986__#331______799,172____241,105,000__
__1987__#352______856,906____243,291,000__
__1988__#386______948,703____245,537,000__
__1989__#434____1,076,685____247,962,000__
__1990__#458____1,146,401____250,538,000__
__1991__#480____1,216,664____253,391,000__
__1992__#504____1,292,347____256,274,000__
__1993__#527____1,364,881____258,907,000__
__1994__#562____1,469,947____261,391,000__
__1995__#598____1,577,845____263,861,000__
__1996__#618____1,646,020____266,324,000__
__1997__#645____1,725,842____267,636,000__
________#Rate____Inmates_____Population___
_________per______Total___________________
_______100,000____________________________
____US_population_________________________
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Percentages.______________________________________
Drug_use_in_the_population_of_12_years_and________
older_in_the_U.S._and_the_Netherlands_(1997)._____
__________Used__________Used__________Used________
__________ever__________past_year_____past_month__
__________USA__Holland__USA__Holland__USA__Holland
__________________________________________________
tobacco___70.5*_67.9____32.7*_38.1____29.6*_34.3__
cannabis__32.9__15.6_____9_____4.5_____5.1___2.5__
cocaine___10.5___2.1_____1.9___0.6_____0.7___0.2__
inhalants__5.7___0.5_____1.1___0.1_____0.4____NM__
alcohol___81.9__90.2____64.1__82.5____51.4__73.3__
heroin_____0.9___0.3_____0.3___0.1______NM____NM__
NM_=_not_measurable.____*cigarettes_only__________
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Source U.S.: National Household Survey 1997 SAMHSA, Office of applied studies, Washington DC. Source the Netherlands: M. Abraham, P. Cohen, M. De Winter: Licit and Illicit drug use in the Netherlands Uva/CBS, CEDRO.
http://www.frw.uva.nl/cedro/press/npo1en.html
*1-99. National estimates, drug use in the Netherlands available, for the first time.|
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Nation_____________Homicide_Rate________Year
______________per_100,000_population________
____________________________________________
United_States____________6.8____________1997
Canada___________________2.1____________1996
Colombia________________99._____________1993
England_and_Wales________1.4____________1996
Germany____________below_2._____________1996
Holland__________________1.8____________1996
Ireland____________below_2._____________1996
Italy______________below_2._____________1996
Latin_America___________17._____________1993
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Child_Poverty_Rate.___________________
(Percent_of_children_in_poverty)._____
By_year.______________________________
______________1996_______1969____1960_
______________________________________
Australia._____10_____________________
Britain________half_US________________
Canada.________14_____________________
Germany________half_US________________
Scandinavia.____3_____________________
__(some)______________________________
USA.___________22________13.8_____26__
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2. SANER RECREATIONAL CANNABIS POLICIES WORLDWIDE!

http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm
*Power Links [Saner Cannabis and Drug Policies Worldwide].|
http://www.cannabis.com/linkscgi/links.shtml#research
*NATIONS WHERE MARIJUANA IS LEGAL, DECRIMINALIZED, TOLERATED... Research [cannabis.com: Cannabis Related Links. Research section. MANY NATIONS' LINKS. ONE-OF-A-KIND SOURCE. Page down to "research" section if sent to top of list].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n255.a08.html/all
*4-98. World Cannabis Laws Today. Also, US-Canadian History.|
http://www.paston.co.uk/users/webbooks/abraod.html
*CLCIA presents cannabis around the world.|

AUSTRALIA:

http://www.epas.utoronto.ca/~haans/misc/mjdcrim.html
*Effects of Marijuana Decriminalization [US and Australian states].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98/n326/a06.html
*5-98. Australia. Decriminalising Dope Produces No New Highs. [several states -- for years now].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n531.a02.html/all
*7-98. Australia. The [marijuana] Law, State By State.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n611.a09.html/ghdex
*7-98. Australia. Drug Shift [Cautions and treatment].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n603.a03.html/all
*7-98. Australia. Marijuana 'A Social Issue.'|

BELGIUM AND ITALY:

http://www.marijuananews.com/belgium_and_italy_move_to_decrim.htm
*4-98. Belgium and Italy Move To Decriminalize Cannabis, Moving Further Toward Dutch Policy.|
http://www.drcnet.org/rapid/1998/4-24.html#belgium
*4-98. Belgium Decriminalizes Cannabis [April 21, 1998].|

CANADA: TOLERANCE INCREASING.

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/1997/v97.n357.a05.html
*8-97. Ontario. Peace looms in the war on pot. [Arrests down].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/1997/v97.n464.a06.html
*10-97. Canada. Decriminalize drugs for own use, officer says.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/1997/v97.n477.a01.html
*10-97. Canada Cannabis [CNN show "Impact" transcript].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/1998/v98.n067.a14.html
*1-98. Canada. North Vancouver [wants MJ sold like alcohol].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n182.a01.html
*3-98. Canada. LeDain Stands by '71 Report.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n160.a02.html/all
*3-98. Canada. Courts Weeding Out Marijuana Offenders.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n252.a11.html/all
*4-98. Canada. Politicising Pot.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99.n109.a11.html/all
*1-99. Canada: Wire: Bloc Wants To Legalize Marijuana For Medicinal [Purposes. "Debate is supposed to begin on Feb.19" in legislature].|

CZECH REPUBLIC:

http://www.drcnet.org/rapid/1998/4-10.html#editorial
*4-98. [EDITORIAL. VACLAV HAVEL'S SECOND PRAGUE SPRING].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n264.a06.html
*4-98. Czech Republic. Havel Vetoes Law Banning Drug Possession.|
http://www.marijuananews.com/marijuana_banner_hangs_from_old_.htm
*10-98. Prague, Czech Republic. Thousands Demonstrate against new law making possession a misdemeanor. {was legal.|

FRANCE:

http://www.oeko-net.de/ecdp/news.htm
*10-97. ECDP NEWS [France: Stiff laws, unenforced. Medical MJ].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99.n026.a12.html/all
http://www.marijuananews.com/french_government_says_non.htm
*1-99. Reuters. French Government Says Non! To Legalizing Marijuana Despite New Committee Recommendations, [But Recognizes "There is certainly no question of putting two million people in prison." Stats on drug deaths, users, incarceration].|

GERMANY:

http://www.welcomehome.org/cohip/PAGES/WORLD/GERM3.HTM
*5-94. German Government Denies Court Legalized Drugs.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n1152.a08.html/all
*11-98. France. L'Express (weekly). Drugs. Europeans Lack Unanimity. [Wide-ranging summary of European cannabis and drug laws. Number of grams of cannabis legal in various German states].|

HOLLAND (NETHERLANDS):

http://www.marijuananews.com/go_dutch.htm
*Go Dutch! [MarijuanaNews.com GREAT, LONG LINKS LIST!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n279.a07.html/all
*4-98. The Netherlands: Dutch Marijuana Use Lower Than US.|
http://www.minjust.nl:8080/A_BELEID/FACT/CFACT7.HTM
*Fact sheet. DUTCH DRUGS POLICY [Dutch Justice Department].|
http://www.marijuananews.com/sexdrugsdemos.htm
*4-98. Sex, Drugs and Democracy Being Sent To Congress; (I'll Bet You Read This Story! You Should.) [Videotape on Holland].|
http://www.trimbos.nl/ukfsheet/index.html
*Fact Sheet index UK [Netherlands Alcohol and Drugs Report].|
http://www.marijuananews.com/very_accurate_description_of_dut.htm
*4-98. Very Accurate Description of Dutch Cannabis Policies On Front Page Of Canada's National Newspaper! Important!|
http://www.trimbos.nl/ukfsheet/fc7uk.html
*Fact Sheet 7 UK - Dutch Cannabis Policy Update.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/1997/v97.n251.a02.html
*6-96. Forbes Magazine article on Amsterdam [Steve missed it!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n116.a08.html
*2-98. Marijuana Special Report ... [Holland].|
http://www.drugtext.nl/reports/wvc/default.htm
*Drugs policy in the Netherlands: continuity and change.|
http://www.marijuananews.com/legalize_marijuana_and_improve_h.htm
*3-98. Legalize Marijuana and Improve High-School Academic Performance? Holland Ranks First -- The US Very Low.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n581.a02.html/all
*7-98. Dutch Officials Say U.S. Drug Tsar Visit Useful. [Dutch Health Minister tells McCaffrey they prefer their kids doing MJ over hard drugs].|
http://www.marijuananews.com/san_francisco_chronicle_breaks_d.htm
*7-98. The San Francisco Chronicle Breaks DEAland Media Blackout On Drug Bizarro's Attacks on Dutch.|
http://www.marijuananews.com/norml_news_and_weekly_press_rele.htm
*7-98. NORML. Holland vs USA: homicide and MJ-use rates.|
http://www.netherlands-embassy.org/drug-inf.htm
*8-98. Royal Netherlands Embassy - Washington, D.C. [STATS and SOURCES to flatten US Drug Czar LIES!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99.n024.a01.html/all
*1-99. Wire: Dutch Have Fewer Drug Users than Thought.[1997-98 cannabis use HALF of USA rate!]|
http://www.frw.uva.nl/cedro/press/npo1en.html
*1-99. National estimates, drug use in the Netherlands available, for the first time.|
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ISRAEL:

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99.n113.a01.html/all
*1-99. Lancet. Israeli Government to Give Marijuana Guidelines. [Medical cannabis was being used by special permit from confiscated suppies. Medical condition guidelines to be established for prescription].|

ITALY:

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/1997/v97.n546.a05.html
*11-97. Italians even tolerate hash by mail.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n1152.a08.html/all
*11-98. France. L'Express (weekly). Drugs. Europeans Lack Unanimity. [Wide-ranging summary of European cannabis and drug laws. Drugs decriminalized in Italy].|

NEW ZEALAND. NATION WHERE CHANGE IS POSSIBLE.

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n226.a04.html/all
*3-98. New Zealand. Legalise Dope [CANNABIS], Report Urges.|
http://www.marijuananews.com/new_zealand_minister_of_police_c.htm
*9-98. New Zealand Minister of Police Calls for Legalizing Cannabis [or decriminalization]. Politicians Opposed.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99.n113.a09.html/all
*12-98. New Zealand. Cannabis Laws Should Be Reviewed. [government health committee. "Methods other than prohibition certainly deserve consideration."].|

POLAND:

http://www.drcnet.org/rapid/1998/4-10.html#nis
*4-98. Poland, Czech Republic. Small Possession Legal. Read down into article to find this out.|

SCOTLAND:

http://www.marijuananews.com/possession_of_cannabis_well_on_t.htm
*4-98. Possession Of Cannabis Well On The Way To Becoming Decriminalised In Scotland As The Law Turns Blind Eye.|
http://www.drcnet.org/wol/064.html#scotland
*10-98. Scottish Citizens' Commission, Including Catholic Priest, Calls for MJ Legalization, study of MDMA, heroin maintenance.|

SPAIN:

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/1997/v97.n520.a02.html
*10-97. Spanish growers vie for best pot. [possession legal].|

SWITZERLAND:

http://photon-17.iprolink.ch/~shirinp/press.html
*1996. Hemp press review (SWIHTCO, The Swiss Hemp Trading Company) [possession legal?].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/1997/v97.n718.a04.html
*12-97. Swiss high court sows seed of doubt over drug laws.|
http://www.marijuananews.com/in_switzerland_the_debate_turns_.htm
*11-98. In Switzerland the Debate Turns to the Legal Status of Cannabis. [grey market has expanded without harm].|

UNITED KINGDOM:

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n436.a04.html/all
*6-98. UK. Strong Public Backing For On-The-Spot Drug Fines.|

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

http://www.epas.utoronto.ca/~haans/misc/mjdcrim.html
*Effects of Marijuana Decriminalization [USA (11 of 50 states), Australian states].|

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3. HARM REDUCTION POLICIES WORLDWIDE:

"Harm reduction" is a sane Drug War alternative. Switzerland, Holland, Germany, and other nations are having success with separating drugs according to the harm they can cause, and trying to lower that harm. Nov. 4, 1995 Washington Post: "The Dutch government insists this policy of tolerating soft drugs has protected an entire generation of young people from being drawn into the hazardous milieu of cocaine and heroin. Officials say this success is reflected in the sharp decline of young people using hard drugs; only 2 percent of Dutch addicts are under 22 years of age, compared with 14 percent a decade ago. The country's entire addict population has dropped by a third -- to 25,000 heavy users of cocaine and heroin, or 1.6 per 1,000 inhabitants. Other European countries have twice that level, and in the United States it is six times greater."
http://www.marijuananews.com/comparison_of_drug_addiction_lev.htm
*3-98. Drug addiction levels in various European countries.|
http://www.marijuananews.com/here_if_you_want_cannabis.htm
*[6-98. The (UK's) Guardian on Zurich and Amsterdam] "Here, if you want cannabis you go to a coffee shop."|
http://www.ecdp.net/
*ECDP - Homepage [European Cities on Drug Policy. Harm Reduction].|

AUSTRALIA:

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n543.a05.html/all
*7-98. Australia. Rethinking the Drug Problem [cautions].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n531.a02.html/all
*7-98. Australia. The [marijuana] Law, State By State.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n533.a02.html/all
*7-98. Australia. Agencies Support New Police Approach [Diversion].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n630.a01.html/all
*7-98. Australia. Drug Referral Option To Be Investigated.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n612.a02.html/all
*7-98. Australia. NSW Police Commissioner [60-70% of crime is from drugs. STATS. Harm Reduction].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n614.a08.html/all
*7-98. Drug Cocktails The Real Killers [1st Australian study of Heroin Related Deaths. Options. STATS].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n600.a12.html/all
*7-98. Australia. New Plea On Youth And Drugs [CAUTIONS].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n638.a07.html/all
*8-98. Australia. Mayors Prescribe New Tactics In Drugs Battle. [MJ cautions, heroin maintenance, treatment,...].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n1163.a12.html/all
*12-98. Australia. Sartor Seeks Support For Sydney Heroin Trial. [council of mayors. Melbourne and Adelaide already agree].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n1163.a01.html/all
*12-98. Australia. Sartor Backs Heroin Trial. [Sydney city council agrees].|

CANADA:

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n524.a06.html/all
*5-98. The Right Wing Is On Drugs [Canada's politics].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n627.a06.html/all
*7-98. Canada, BC: Free Heroin Urged For Addicts As War On Drugs 'Lost.' [and methadone, treatment, services,].|
http://www.drcnet.org/wol/053.html#misuse
*8-98. Misusing the Evidence [on Canadian Needle Exchange. GOP and McCZAR in full election disinformation mode].|

DENMARK:

www.brugerforeningen.dk
*Danish Drug Users Union. [non-condescending support].|

FRANCE:

http://www.oeko-net.de/ecdp/news.htm
*10-97. ECDP NEWS [France: Stiff laws, unenforced. Medical MJ].|

GERMANY:

http://www.oeko-net.de/ecdp/resoluti.htm
*11-90. The Frankfurt Resolution [a breakthrough!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n239.a07.html/all
*4-98. German Doctors Vote To Prescribe Heroin To Misusers.|
http://home.muenster.net/~indro/index2.htm
*Index 2 [Harm Reduction, Needle Exchange, etc. in Germany].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98/n246/a08.html
*4-98. German Doctors Vote To Prescribe Heroin To Misusers.|
http://www.drcnet.org/wol/47.html#germany
*6-98. DRCNet: German Police Call for an End to the Drug War.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n496.a06.html
*6-98. Germany: The Walls Are Crumbling.|

HOLLAND (THE NETHERLANDS):

http://www.minjust.nl:8080/A_BELEID/FACT/CFACT7.HTM
*Fact sheet: DUTCH DRUGS POLICY [Dutch Justice Department].|
http://www.anarchytv.com/sdd/
*Sex, Drugs and Democracy [documentary -- politics in Holland].|
http://www.drcnet.org/wol/50.html#footinmouth
*7-98. Drug Czar...Infuriates Dutch on Eve of [Visit. Timeline, homicide rates, etc.].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n613.a02.html/all
*7-98. In The Drug War, Fantasy Beats Facts [McCzar, and Holland's lower violent crime and MJ-use rates].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n600.a05.html/all
*7-98. US: PUB LTE: Defending The Netherlands' Drug-Control Policy [Dutch Ambassador sticks it to McCzar!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n601.a04.html/ghdex
*7-98. US: The Drug War Can't Abide Honest Stats [LA TIMES! on HOLLAND, McCaffrey, Harm Reduction].|
http://www.marijuananews.com/norml_director_explains_to_the_d.htm
*7-98. NORML Director Explains To The Dutch Why Their Drug Policy Threatens DEAland Prohibitionists.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n655.a05.html/all
*8-98. Dutch, U.S. Trade Statistics On Drugs, Crime. [Dutch officials stick it to Generalissimo McGaffe (Drug Czar General McCaffrey)].|
http://www.frw.uva.nl/cedro/press/npo1en.html
*1-99. National estimates, drug use in the Netherlands available, for the first time.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99.n132.a02.html/all
*2-99. US AR: An overview of Dutch Tolerance. [Overview of Dutch harm reduction. Separating  cannabis and hard drugs. Dutch views of USA policies. European tolerance in general.|

INTERNATIONAL HARM REDUCTION OVERVIEWS:

http://www.ihra.org.uk/
*International Harm Reduction Association Home Page.|
http://www.oeko-net.de/ecdp/resoluti.htm
*1990: The Frankfurt Resolution [a breakthrough!].|
http://www.marijuananews.com/comparison_of_drug_addiction_lev.htm
*3-98. Drug addiction levels in various European countries.|
http://www.ecdp.net/
*ECDP - Homepage [European Cities on Drug Policy. Harm Reduction].|

SWITZERLAND:

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/1997/v97.n473.a04.html
*9-97. Heroin-Prescribing Program in Switzerland.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/1997/v97.n434.a04.html
*9-97. Swiss Voters Back Gov't Drug Policy.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/1997/v97.n732.a05.html
*12-97. Hooked on Dogma; U.S. Drug Warriors Ignore
Switzerland's Success With Heroin Addicts.|
http://www.lindesmith.org/library/presumm.html
*1997. Swiss Heroin Prescription Report 1997 - TLC Online Library. [Zurich: Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine].|
http://www.usperspectives.org/whatif.htm
*4-98. What If? [-- HUGE MONEY SAVED IF SWISS MODEL USED IN USA].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n579.a01.html/all
*7-98. McCaffrey also wrong about Swiss heroin program.|
http://www.drcnet.org/wol/063.html#swissheroin
*10-98. Swiss Okay Controlled Heroin Distribution. [Germany, Holland, Great Britain, Canada, Australia in various stages].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n907.a01.html/all
*10-98. Swiss Heroin maintenance program made permanent. "radically decreased criminality, suffering and mortality"|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99.n016.a01.html/all
*1-99. 60 MINUTES Feature on Swiss Heroin Successes.|

UNITED KINGDOM:

http://www.paston.co.uk/users/webbooks/mail10m.html
*3-98. UK. Former Drugs Squad Chief says legalise all drugs.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v99.n046.a15.html/all
*1-99. UK. Treatment But No Jail For First Drug Offence. [Implemented in London by March 2000. Possible model for rest of country later].|

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:

http://drcnet.org/AIDS/
*The Epidemic of Drug-Related AIDS. [Clickable Links for all 50 states in USA, and more].|
http://www.drugsense.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/drugsense/dispn/1998/ds98.n33
*2-98. [Hepatitis C epidemic is mostly drug-related].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n163.a04.html/all
*3-98. USA. Government To Warn Hepatitis C Victims.|
http://www.lindesmith.org
*The Lindesmith Center. [articulate Harm Reduction advocates].|
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4. WIDE-RANGING INTERNATIONAL SUMMARIES OF CANNABIS AND DRUG LAWS.

http://www.usperspectives.org/tom/charts.htm#sproject
*International Incarceration Rates. Page down to it if sent to top.|
http://www.marijuananews.com/leading_paris_newspaper_criticiz.htm
*11-98. Paris. Le Figaro: "We should simply tell the truth to the young." Summary of European drug laws, debates. Cannabis tolerance.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n1152.a08.html/all
*11-98. France. L'Express (weekly). Drugs. Europeans Lack Unanimity. [Wide-ranging summary of European cannabis and drug laws].|
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5. GLOBAL COALITION for ALTERNATIVES to the DRUG WAR.

Go to the websites for Global Days and the UN Drug Summit. See press articles, web videos, web audios, Clinton speech satire, full-page newpaper ads, etc.. One Global Days website has links for many of the over 50 cities that had rallies June 5- 10, 1998 worldwide. The links there explain the many creative activities that have gone on, and continue to go on, in each city. The first (MAP) website has cannabis and drug policy-related press articles from around the world. Go there and use their search engine to look up GE (code used for Global Days press articles) in a title search. Check both current news and older news. In a few seconds a list of a couple hundred, indexed, full-text, press articles will be pulled up about the UN Drug Summit, Global Days, and the Global Coalition.
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http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews
*[MAP] Drugnews Index [drug policy in the press. full-text].|
http://www.legalize.org/events/gddw/index.htm
*Global Coalition for Alternatives to the Drug War. [CLICK ON AROUND 50 CITIES FOR INFO].|
http://www.legalize.org/events/gddw/members.htm
*The Coalition for Alternatives to the Drug War [members].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n436.a09.html/all
*6-98. Wire: Global Coalition Attacks U.N.'s Failed Drug Policies [and EX-UN CHIEF, among many others, joins call to end Drug War!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n429.a02.html/all
*6-98. WE BELIEVE THE GLOBAL WAR ON DRUGS IS NOW CAUSING MORE HARM THAN GOOD [2 full pages in New York Times. Ad against Drug War!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n427.a09.html/all
*6-98. US: Commercial Of President With Voice-Over Has White House Up In Arms [What Clinton SHOULD say at UN Drug Warrior summit].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n427.a08.html/all
*6-98. USA. ABC evening news: Common Sense UN Ad, Kevin Zeese, Ethan Nadelmann [web video, etc.. Global Days].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n490.a04.html/all
*6-98. USA. Transcript: Nightline: The Battle Over How to Fight the War on Drugs [6/22/98 NIGHTLINE DRUG WAR DEBATE!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n436.a05.html/all
*6-98. CANADA. OPED: UN Wages Harmful War On Drugs.|
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6. THE FLIP SIDE. THE U.S. REPUBLICAN ( MOSTLY ) DRUG WAR.



Also see these U.S. Republican Drug War Links.
Go to the " related links " section almost at the end of this webpage- for a list of Republican Drug War web pages - some of which are more comprehensive than this GOP webpage section below. Click HERE to get to related "related links" section instantly.

Contrast the hopeful world alternatives in the sections above with the U.S. Drug War below. The U.S. Drug War is pushed hardest by the Republican Party, who are, by far, the most frequent sponsors and cosponsors of U.S. Drug War legislation. STOP THE WAR!!!

____ The REPUBLICANS -- Orrin Hatch, Rocky McCollum (anti-medical marijuana House Resolution 372 sponsor), Gordon Smith (anti-medical marijuana Senate Resolution 86 sponsor), Steve Forbes (against DC medical-marijuana initiative), William Bennett (against Colorado medical-marijuana intitiative, and first Drug Czar), Dan Lungren (needs no introduction), Pete Wilson (vetoed several California medical marijuana bills), Gerald Solomon, Phil Gramm, Bob Barr (HR 372 cosponsor and longtime 100 to 1 crack/powder sentencing ratio supporter), Lauch Faircloth, Jesse Helms, Rob Portman (HR 372 cosponsor), Steve Chabot (HR 372 cosponsor), Louis Blessing (Ohio senate sponsor of bill that killed medical marijuana defense in Ohio), and many more -- led by their fearless leader Newt Gingrich, are redeclaring total Drug War. They are fearlessly going after the forces of evil, attacking sick and dying medical marijuana users, sick and dying dirty needle users, etc.. What courage!

TOP U.S. ANTI-MARIJUANA ZEALOTS IN 1998 ARE REPUBLICAN:

http://www.norml.org/laws/zealots.html
*NORML [Top 5 USA Anti-Marijuana Zealots. All Are Republicans].|
http://www.koopersmith.com/092397ClintGoreLegal.html
*[Republican US Senator] Orrin Hatch [Chief Drug Warrior. Head of Senate Judiciary committee. He passes the Drug-War Laws].|
http://www.drcnet.org/wol/063.html#socialconcern
*10-98. Utah. GOP chief DRUG WARRIOR Senator Orrin Hatch? "excessive preoccupation with social causes, race relations, environmental issues, etc."|

REPUBLICAN DRUG-WAR HISTORY BOOKS. "SMOKE AND MIRRORS," "DARK ALLIANCE." NIXON, REAGAN, AND BUSH. COINTELPRO, CHAOS, CIA-CRACK, CRACK BABIES, CRACK/POWDER RATIO, ETC.:

http://www.marijuananews.com/cia_finally_admits_that_it_prote.htm
*5-98. CIA Finally Admits That It Protected Cocaine Traffickers.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n527.a01.html/all
*[7-98. JUSTICE DEPT-CIA-DEA CRACK!]: Gary Webb Interview.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n527.a02.html/all
*7-98. They didn't want to know [KERRY COMMITTEE, CIA-CRACK].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n530.a03.html/all
*6-98. DARK DEFIANCE [CIA-CRACK story history. and INTERNET!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n531.a01.html/all
*6-98. Dark Defiance [Pt 2, BIG MEDIA CIA Press and MOLES Exposed!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n530.a04.html/all
*7-98. Dark Defiance [#3. CIA-DEA Names, Dates. SERIES SQUASHED!].|
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/smoke.htm
*Smoke and Mirrors [Chapter one: Details Nixon-GOP Drug War].|
http://www.natcavoice.org/un/f97/smoke-and-mirrors.htm
*Smoke and mirrors, [Wallace, Nixon, Republican Racism, Drug War].|
http://205.243.76.8/rcreader/80cover2.htm
*Smoke and Mirrors [1968 Nixon Republicans Law-and-Order Drug War].|
http://www.intergate.com/usthefolks/SnMrevNation.html
*[Smoke and Mirrors: Republican Drug War versus War on Poverty].|
http://hempworld.com/hwarchiv/issue15/15InPrnt.html
*In Print [Smoke and Mirrors review. How Nixon started Drug War].|
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/media/smoke.htm
*Smoke and Mirrors [Nixon-Reagan Republicans. Drug War detailed].|
http://www.lycaeum.org/drugs/plants/coca/smoke.html
*[Smoke and Mirrors: Republican Medicaid cuts and Crack Baby Myth].|
http://www.afsa.org/fsj/oct/octfocus.html
*10-96. In Washington, [Nixon declared "War On Drugs" in 1971].|
http://www.prop1.org/legal/prisons/police01.htm
*U.S. Slowly Drifting Toward a Police State. ["...the most lasting of the legacies of Ronald Reagan."].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n313.a14.html
*4-98. Colorado. Capitol Rally Opposes Medical Marijuana Ballot Issue [and Republican ex-Drug Czar (under Bush) William Bennett joins in].|
http://turnpike.net/~jnr/bushwar.htm
*1995. The Successes and Failures of George Bush's War on Drugs.|

REPUBLICANS REDECLARE ALL-OUT DRUG WAR IN 1998:

http://www.marijuananews.com/gingrich_to_drug_test_staff_.htm
*4-98. Gingrich To "Drug" Test Staff; "Test Members Of Congress."|
http://www.marijuananews.com/details_on_new_gop_antidrug.htm
*4-98. [GOP on MJ Possession: Students Lose Federal Loans].|
http://www.marijuananews.com/republicans_plan_major_campaign_.htm
*4-98. Republicans Plan Major Campaign for Drug-Free America.|
http://www.drugsense.org/dsw/1998/ds98.n45.html#1
*May 6, 1998 DrugSense Weekly. Feature article. "Republicans Promise a Bigger and More Expensive Ineffective Drug War" By Kevin B. Zeese.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n505.a02.html/all
*6-98. [Cincinnati GOP Congreesman] Portman's Anti-Drug Bill Passes House.|

REPUBLICANS LEAD CHARGE AGAINST NEEDLE EXCHANGE IN 1998:

http://www.drcnet.org/AIDS
*THE EPIDEMIC OF DRUG-RELATED AIDS [This excellent DRCNet website has a clickable U.S. map to get stats for each state, and more].|
http://www.arf.org/health.html
*1996. [Hepatitis C epidemic plagues IDUs. Injection Drug Users].|
http://www.drcnet.org/rapid/1998/2-27.html#colorado
*2-28. Colorado State Senate Okays Needle Exchange: Republican State Chair Explicitly Threatens Reps Who Vote in Favor.|
http://www.drugsense.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/drugsense/dispn/1998/ds98.n33
*2-98. [Hepatitis C epidemic is mostly drug-related].|
http://www.drugsense.org/dsw/1998/ds98.n33.html#1
*2-98. The Hepatitis C Epidemic-Implications for Drug Policy.
DrugSense Weekly February 11, 1998 #033.|
http://www.drugsense.org/dsw/1998/ds98.n34.html#1
*2-98. The Hepatitis C Epidemic-Implications for Drug Policy ~ Part II.
DrugSense Weekly February 17, 1998 #34.|
http://www.drugsense.org/dsw/1998/ds98.n37.html#1
*3-98. Harm Reduction and Hepatitis C: (Part 3).
DrugSense Weekly March 11, 1998 #037.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n187.a10.html/all
*3-98. [Colorado] GOP [Republicans] Vote Immoral On Needle Exchange.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n291.a03.html/all
*4-98. USA TODAY...Sticking It To Needles [40% of AIDS SINCE 1981!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n280.a08.html/all
*4-98. GOP Balks at Idea of Lifting Ban on [Federal] Needle Funding.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n296.a01.html/all
*4-98. [Portman and] Gingrich Blasts Clinton Needle Exchange Stance.|

REPUBLICANS' 1998 U.S. HOUSE RESOLUTION 372:

http://www.drcnet.org/rapid/1998/2-27.html#nomedmj
*2-98. Press Release from Republican Rep. McCollum, Sponsor of House Anti-Medical Marijuana Resolution [372] And NORML's Response.|
http://www.marijuananews.com/press_release_from_rep_mccollum.htm
*2-98. House Republicans Declare: Damn the Science, [H Res. 372].|
http://www.mpp.org/HRes372.html
*2-98. MPP: H.Res. 372 (House anti-medicinal marijuana resolution).|
http://www.norml.org/laws/alert.html
*3-98. NORML - Legislative Alert [Republicans' H Res. 372 history].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n264.a05.html/all
*4-98. Nation: Rebuttal of H. Res. 372- A Case of Mistaken Identity.|

SENATE REPUBLICANS PASS ANTI-MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL APRIL 3, 1998:

It should be remembered while reading the following webpages that cannabis has never killed anybody in recorded history.
http://www.norml.org/news/archives/98-04-09.shtml
*4-98. NORML News - April 9 1998 [anti-medical marijuana bill passed in US Senate].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n272.a03.html/all
*4-98. Drug Reactions Kill Over 100,000 a Year in U.S., Report Says.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n273.a09.html/all
*4-98. [!CORRECTLY-] Prescribed Drugs Make 1 in 15 Sicker.|

REPUBLICANS DAN LUNGREN AND PETE WILSON. THEIR LONG DRUG WAR:

http://www.xmission.com/~sam3915/lungren.html
*12-96. California's Police State Under Dan Lungren and Pete Wilson.|
http://caag.state.ca.us/org/lungbio.htm
*Biography of [CA Republican] Daniel Lungren, Attorney General.|
http://ca94.election.digital.com/e/cand/attgen/lungren.html
*1994 California Voter Information: [Republican] Dan Lungren.|
http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/economic.htm
*3-98. THE DRUG WAR'S HIDDEN ECONOMIC AGENDA [forfeiture].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n506.a02.html/all
*6-98. High Court Oks [Lungren-pushed] Stiff '3-Strikes' Sentences.|

REPUBLICANS' DRUG WAR DESTROYS AMERICAN DREAM and RACE RELATIONS.

http://lonestar.utsa.edu/jchampag/cronkite.html#drug
*Walter Cronkite - Excerpts from his works [and 1995 Drug War show].|
http://www.usperspectives.org/dream.htm
*The Drug War and the American Dream [HISTORY OF GOP DRUG WAR].|
http://www.usperspectives.org/report.htm
*Statistics [GOP-REAGAN-BUSH TRIPLING OF INCARCERATION RATE!].|
http://www.gnv.fdt.net/~jrdawson/drugwar102.htm
*DRUGWAR 101 [1980-97 U.S.] INCARCERATION RATES [and In 2nd half - PROGRESSIVE NATIONS' CANNABIS AND DRUG POLICIES. MANY LINKS!].|
http://www.sproject.com/press-12.htm
*DATA - INTERNATIONAL USE OF INCARCERATION [inmates per 100,000 people. USA RATE 5 TO 16 TIMES HIGHER than ALL Western nations].|
http://emporium.turnpike.net/~jnr/wodcost.htm
*Cost of the War on Drugs. [U.S. yearly chart].|
http://www.sproject.com/rep4.htm
*10-95. YOUNG BLACK AMERICANS.[Republican 100 to 1 crack/powder ratio].|
http://www.famm.org/what2.html
*What Are MMS? [Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Table].|
http://www.famm.org/fact5.html
*FAMM Facts [Average Federal Sentences. LONGEST FOR DRUGS!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n191.a07.html/all
*3-98. US NY: Violent, Sadistic, Racist Officers of the Law.|
http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/racism.htm
*Racism, U.S. Drug War, Young Black Men, and American Revolution!|
http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/violence.htm
*Violence, Drugs, Politics, Drug-War PRISON-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.|
http://www.drcnet.org/rapid/1998/1-23.html#editorial
*1-98. [U.S. Drug War Racism] The Week Online with DRCNet, issue #26.|
http://www.prop1.org/legal/prisons/970317itt.htm
*3-97. Prisons, America's Newest Growth Industry. [WITH NRA HELP via their support for "truth in sentencing," (mandatory minimum sentencing)!].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n076.a06.html/all
*2-98. UK perspective: The Drugs World War - What went wrong? (Pt. 2).|

Additional Comprehensive U.S. Republican Drug War links:

Go to the "related links" section almost at the end of this webpage --   for a list of Republican Drug War webpages that are very comprehensive webpages. Click HERE to get there instantly.
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7. For more alternatives to the Drug War madness check these out:

EASY ACTIVISM:

http://www.usperspectives.org/bills/index.htm
*Bills in US Congress [cannabis and drug policy related. Incredibly comprehensive and fairly up-to-date].|
http://www.netvote98.mci.com/
*NetVote '98 [USA. Register to vote on-line! Yes, it's for real!].|
http://www.cannabis.com/states/
*cannabis.com: US Links by state [can ADD LINKS INSTANTLY!].|
http://www.crrh.org/hemptv/
*CRRH Presents Hemp TV [WEB TV VERSUS PROPAGANDA!].|
http://www.freespeech.org/
*Free Speech Internet Television. [VISUAL TRUTH!].|
http://www.freespeech.org/scripts/search/search_main.asp?keyword=drugs
*Drugs [search of Free Speech Internet Television].|
http://www.prdi.org/
*home [The Partnership for Responsible Drug Information (PRDI).
http://www.prdi.org/directory.html
The PRDI Drug Policy Resources Directory for the Media.|
http://www.usperspectives.org/multi.htm
*Multimedia. [Legalize! U.S.A. web audio and web video against the Drug War!].|
http://www.4thc.com/real.asp?ShopperID=NXVUZS&AffiliateID=default
*RealVideo Weed Feeds.|

CANNABIS TIMELINES:

http://www.cannabis.com/untoldstory/hemp_5.shtml
*Marijuana and Hemp Story: Why Was Marijuana/Hemp Banned? (Page 5 of 10).|
http://www.drugsense.org/CCUA/chrono.html
*Compassionate Use Act of 1996 - Chronology [Prop. 215 & after. The Year of Implementation (November 1996-December 1997)].|
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/etc/cron.html
*Frontline: busted - america's war on marijuana: ... timeline.|
http://www.paston.co.uk/users/webbooks/chronol.html
*CLCIA presents a Chronology of Cannabis - Hemp. [A comprehensive, international timeline of cannabis - hemp].|
http://www.feist.com/~hemplady/
*[Medical links. huge hemp timeline. --Debby Moore].|
http://members.tripod.com/StephenJohn/history.html
*Hemp History. [lots of history links].|

CANNABIS VERSUS THE PETROCHEMICAL-PHARMACEUTICAL COMPLEX:

http://www.hempgrowers.com/history.html
*KHGCA: [Tricky History of 1937 law that made hemp illegal].|
http://www.cannabis.com/linkscgi/links.shtml#medical
*MEDICAL MARIJUANA LINKS GALORE! USE, SAFETY, MYTHS, FACTS. Linkname: Medical [cannabis.com: Cannabis Related Links]. Medical section. MANY MEDICAL LINKS. ONE-OF-A-KIND SOURCE. Page down to "medical" section if sent to top of list.|
http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/healthcare.htm
*Cannabis, US Healthcare, Eco-Harm Reduction, PETRO-PHARM, INC.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n272.a03.html/all
*4-98. Drug Reactions Kill Over 100,000 a Year in U.S., Report Says.|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n273.a09.html/all
*4-98. [!CORRECTLY-] Prescribed Drugs Make 1 in 15 Sicker [in USA].|
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n327.a07.html/all
*5-98. US: Give Them Their Pills, The Fuddled Masses [stats!].|
http://www.marijuananews.com/fda_orders_books_about_herb_dest.htm
*6-98. FDA Orders Books About Herb Destroyed; No, It's Not Our Herb, But It Is Our Freedom.|

IMPAIRMENT TESTING VERSUS DRUG TESTING. Also, links for studies of DRIVING IMPAIRMENT due to cannabis.

http://www.ndsn.org/APRIL93/TESTING.html
*4-93. Impairment Testing Effective, DOT Told at Hearing [Impairment Tests test for impairment, fatigue, etc.... without testing for drugs!].|
http://www.norml.org/news/archives/98-11-19.shtml#story3
*11-98. NORML News - November 19, 1998. [DRUG TESTING NEGATIVELY IMPACTS EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY, STUDY CONCLUDES. First major study. 63 companies].|
http://raru.adelaide.edu.au/T95/paper/s1p2.html
*Marijuana's Effects on Actual Driving Performance. [1995 Robbe paper].|
http://www.televar.com/~thawkins/dot78.html
*U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REPORT ON MARIJUANA AND DRIVING. [1993].|
http://www.commonlink.com/~olsen/HEMP/IHA/v1n2.html
*"Marijuana Use and Driving." article in 1994 IHA Journal.|

CANNABIS SPIRITUALITY. ECO-ECUMENICALISM!

http://www.paston.co.uk/users/webbooks/bible.html
*CLCIA presents Cannabis in the Bible [& some other religions].|
http://members.xoom.com/kamp/mbible.html
*The Marijuana bible [MJ in many religions, cultures].|
http://radiant.org/bubastis/deity/hemp.html
*Goddess of Marijuana and Hemp. [Bast].|
http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/mcwilliams1.htm#jesus
*Peter McWilliams [launches medical MJ press. & BIBLE HISTORY!].|
http://www.marijuananews.com/a_wonderful_exchange_of_letters_.htm
*A Wonderful Exchange of Letters On Christianity and Cannabis.|
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/hemp/potbible.htm
*Marijuana and the Bible by The Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church.|
http://www.dark-secrets.com/hackersecrets/drugs/marijuan/bible.txt
*MARIJUANA AND THE BIBLE by The Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church.|
http://www.algonet.se/~dfl-tea/hemp/marijuana_and_the_bible.html
*Marijuana And The Bible.|

Alternative viewpoints. The Surreality of Drug War, Drug Warriors, Activism today, Fascism, Politics, etc..

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n524.a06.html/all
*5-98. The Right Wing Is On Drugs [Canada's players, futures].|
http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/ideology.htm
*Ideology, Idiot-ology, Political Parties, & the U.S. Drug War.|
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http://www.marijuananews.com/once_upon_a_time.htm
*4-98. "Once upon a time, I believed in America." A Letter From Will Foster, Serving 93 Years For Medical Marijuana. [sentence reduced since this letter and worldwide continuing outrage].|

During Nazi rule those thought to be a threat to the
Fatherland were taken prisoner and placed in con-
centration camps. These prisoners were from many
different social and cultural backgrounds. To
distinguish between the prisoners, the Nazis
used a system of color coded cloth badges.
Jews were given yellow stars; half-Jews
were given yellow triangles; feminists
were given black triangles; Gypsies
were given brown; and gay men,
pink. The green triangle was
given to 'common criminals' or
those who had been convicted
of minor crimes, including
drug law violators. At
the time of Nazi rule,
a very stringent set
of anti-drug laws
was in effect --
laws that were
very similar
to those
used now
in the
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http://www.deoxy.org/greentri.htm
*The Symbolism of the Green Triangle.|
http://www.feist.com/~hemplady/prisons1.htm
*prisons1 [Drug War prison LABOR CAMPS and ABUSES].|
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/media/rlmiller.htm
*Review: Drug Warriors and Their Prey.|
http://www.usperspectives.org/reviews/html/durg-warriors.htm
*Drug Warriors and Their Prey [Book Review by Drug War POW].|
http://www.etext.org/Politics/Essays/SwastikaShadow
*SHADOW OF THE SWASTIKA.|
http://www.november.org/TomsRant02.html
*1-98. "Controlled Substances Law to have a body part removed."|
http://www.marijuananews.com/death_to_the_druggies.htm
*3-98. "DEATH TO THE DRUGGIES" A Look at Prohibitionist Rhetoric and Its Consequences by Julian Heicklen.|
http://www.sju.edu/~andah/kwame.htm
*Robert Nesta Marley [Jamaica, Ethiopia, EARLY FASCIST HISTORY].|
http://www.grolier.com/presidents/aae/side/declare.html
*Academic American Encyclopedia: Declaration of Independence.|
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Click these comprehensive U.S. Republican Drug War links:
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http://www.usperspectives.org/gop/links.htm
*The U.S. Republican (GOP) Drug War. HUGE list of links. GOP responsible for vast majority of bad U.S. drug-war legislation.|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/tom/charts.htm
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Tables and Charts against Drug War, and Petro-Pharm-Inc.. [Exposing the U.S. Republican (GOP) drug-war feudalism, and Republican Fundamentalist Drug War Jihad. Many online reference URLs. Clickable Links and clickable article Table of Contents. Please use eco@mailcity.com to send updated data, URLs, table ideas, feedback, etc.. All is read. Can't promise to reply].|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/tom/charts.htm#healthcare
*Universal Healthcare, Total Taxes, Harm Reduction, U.S. Republican drug war, Bubba BOB BARR. Page down to it if sent to the top.|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm
*Power Links [Saner Cannabis and Drug Policies Worldwide. Versus U.S. Republican (GOP) drug war].|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm#flipside
*The Flip Side. The U.S. Republican (mostly) drug war. Page down to it if sent to the top.|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/gop/bob_barr.htm
*Big Bubba BOB BARR Busted! Republican (GOP) Moralistic Tyranny. GOP Drug-war Jihad, Sexual McCarthyism, Fundamentalist Fanaticism.|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/legislation/1998dpf-review.htm
*11-98. 1998 USA drug war legislation. [A summary. In 1998 Republican (GOP) sponsored nearly all the bad bills].|
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Click these assorted, related links.
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/power_links.htm
*Power Links [Saner Cannabis and Drug Policies Worldwide. Versus U.S. Republican (GOP) Drug War. (GOP sponsors nearly all the bad U.S. Drug War   legislation).]|
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http://www.cannabis.com/linkscgi/links.shtml#research
*Nations where cannabis is legal, decriminalized, tolerated. Also, saner drug policies worldwide. Research (Cannabis.com: Cannabis Related Links. Research section). Many nations' links. One-of-a-kind source. Page down to "research" section if sent to top of list.|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/ideology.htm
*Ideology, Idiot-ology, Political Parties, & the U.S. Drug War. All sides of the political spectrum covered. And healthcare.|
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http://www.gnv.fdt.net/~jrdawson/drugwar102.htm
*Drug War 101 [1980-97 U.S.] Incarceration rates [& In 2nd half - Progressive nations' cannabis and drug policies. Many links!]|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/report.htm
*Shocking Statistics [GOP-Reagan-Bush tripling of incarceration rate through drug war and mandatory minimum drug sentences, etc.].|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/dream.htm
*The Drug War and the American Dream [History of Republican (GOP) drug war starting with Nixon].|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/racism.htm
*Racism, U.S. Drug War, Young Black Men, & American Revolution!|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/violence.htm
*Violence, Drugs, Politics, Drug-War prison-industrial complex.|
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http://www.cannabis.com/linkscgi/links.shtml#political
*Linkname: Political [Cannabis.com: Cannabis Related Links]. Political section. Page down to "political" section if sent to top of list. Here you will find many Drug-War, Death-Squad links exposing the CIA, DEA, FBI, etc. here and abroad, in Colombia, Latin America, etc..|
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http://www.cannabis.com/linkscgi/links.shtml#medical
*Medical Marijuana links galore! Uses, safety, myths, facts, groups, activism, etc.. Linkname: Medical [cannabis.com: Cannabis Related Links]. Medical section. Page down to "medical" section if sent to top of list.|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/med_mj/links.htm
*Medical Cannabis links. HUGE list! All health aspects. Uses, safety, groups, activism, etc.. Many links are also lists of even more links.|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/documents/HTML/healthcare.htm
*Eco-Harm Reduction versus Drug War and PETRO-PHARM, INC.. Cannabis, US Healthcare,
Universal Healthcare, Total Taxes, Quality of Life, Mother Earth.|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/hemp/nicaragua/hemp-agro.htm
*1-99. USA-DEA. Canadian hemp farmers in Nicaragua face 20 years prison. [for growing Nicaraguan government-approved hemp crop. DEA control of Nicaragua].|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/death-squad/links.htm
*HUGE list of Drug-War, Death-Squad links exposing the CIA, DEA, FBI, etc. here and abroad, in Colombia, Latin America, etc.|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/glasnost/forums.htm
*Message forums with cannabis, drug-war, entheogen, drug-reform, and drug-related threads. Web-based bulletin boards. Many Direct Links.|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/glasnost/email-lists.htm
*EMAIL LISTS. Cannabis, drug war, entheogen, drug reform, drug policy, etc..|
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http://www.usperspectives.org/gulags/links.htm
*Horrors of the U.S. prison-industrial-complex gulags. Especially as they relate to the drug war.|
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