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MAPTalk-Digest Monday, December 6 2004 Volume 04 : Number 219

001 Ignore US WV: Editorial post
    From: Joshua Sutcliffe <>
002 Re: MAP: Ignore US WV: Editorial post
    From: Richard Lake <>
003 Raich v. Ashcroft in the news
    From: Richard Lake <>
004 Users who support prohibition
    From: 


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Subj: 001 Ignore US WV: Editorial post
From: Joshua Sutcliffe <>
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 10:19:44 -0500

Hit wrong address link.  Oops.

Josh

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Subj: 002 Re: MAP: Ignore US WV: Editorial post
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 10:46:29 -0500

It's OK, Josh!

Being an editor at MAP is not easy. We all make mistakes.

Just minutes ago I posted an editorial as being from the Mercury, The 
(Australia)

I caught it after the Drug News Digest came out, and said, well, a stronger 
word that "Oops." What I get for editing before I have finished my first 
cup of coffee, and am still not awake.

Thankfully, well really thankfully do to the amazing skill of Matt Elrod 
who has probably written as much code as a few of the mikeysoft 
millionaires, just to make our news clipping system work -- thankfully we 
editors can fix problems with archived items before too many folks think we 
are really spaced out (none of us would ever be spaced out, would we?) I 
got the item changed to reflect the proper paper - San Jose Mercury News 
(CA) as can be seen at http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1729/a09.html

Thank you so much for being a part of the editor at team, Josh.

It has been one busy week for us, for sure. I suspect some of us will spend 
much of the weekend catching up. I know I will.

Richard

p.s. I will most likely make the NORML conf. in S.F. in April. Hope to see 
you there!

At 10:19 AM 12/4/04, Joshua Sutcliffe wrote:

>Hit wrong address link.  Oops.
>
>Josh

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Subj: 003 Raich v. Ashcroft in the news
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2004 02:38:06 -0500

So far for the past week the volunteer newshawks and editors at MAP have 
processed and archived 98 news clippings about medical cannabis from United 
States newspapers. Of those 77 refer specifically to Raich.

As we have stated at our alert "Raich - A LTE Writing Opportunity" 
http://www.mapinc.org/alert/0297.html "Seldom have we seen as much press as 
the coverage of the Supreme Court hearing on Raich v. Ashcroft last Monday. 
We suspect that it is a rare newspaper that has not printed something. Thus 
you have an opportunity to write letters on the subject not only to 
newspapers for which MAP has archived clippings, but also to your local 
newspapers." See the alert for LTE writing ideas.

Below are links to a selection of the week's Raich v. Ashcroft news 
clippings. Those with Edu: in the subject line are from student newspapers.

US OK: Edu: Column: Medicinal Marijuana Could Be Accepted Thanks To Raich
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1731/a02.html

US SC: Column: Marijuana Use Isn't Commerce
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1731/a05.html

US NV: Smokin' Issue
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1730/a02.html

US WA: Column: High Court's The Wrong Joint for Medical-Marijuana Fight
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1730/a03.html

US CO: OPED: Medical Marijuana Case Affects State
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1730/a04.html

US VA: Edu: Column: Medical Marijuana a Step Toward Reforms
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1730/a01.html

US CA: Editorial: Will Justices Favor Compassion or Contradiction?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1729/a09.html

US NY: Column: Medical Marijuana: A State Choice
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1729/a03.html

US WI: PUB LTE: Federal Medical Pot Ruling Wouldn't Nix Local Laws; Court 
Could Help Ease Suffering
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1728/a05.html

US VA: Edu: PUB LTE: Federal Government Should Enjoy No Jurisdiction Over State
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1728/a01.html

US: Court Considers Medical Use of Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1727/a11.html

US IN: Edu: Column: Medicinal Marijuana Legalization Merits Consideration
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1727/a01.html

US: Editorial: Marijuana Is No Rx
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1725/a01.html

US: Marijuana Case Draws Advocate of States' Rights
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1723/a02.html

US VA: Edu: Column: A Decision From the High Court
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1723/a04.html

US VA: Edu: Editorial: Drug Regulation Must Remain Federal
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1723/a01.html

US NV: Some Fear Court Will Rule Against Medical Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1721/a03.html

US NV: Editorial: Smoke Free?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1720/a01.html

US GA: Editorial: Sending The Wrong Message
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1719/a03.html

US KY: Column: Use Of Marijuana For Medicinal Purposes
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1719/a06.html

US NV: Editorial: Legal Test For Medical Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1719/a09.html

US OR: Justices Scrutinize Medicinal Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1717/a03.html

US PA: Editorial: Reefer Madness
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1717/a04.html

US TX: Editorial: Marijuana Case Tests Limits Of Federalism
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1717/a07.html

US MA: Editorial: Marijuana As Medicine A Decision For Doctors
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1717/a09.html

US OR: Editorial: Supreme Court Should Let States Regulate Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1716/a08.html

US MD: Editorial: From The Ground Up
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1716/a01.html

US AL: State Goes to Bat for Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1715/a04.html

US HI: PUB LTE: Case Doesn't Endanger State Med-Pot Laws
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1715/a05.html

US TN: Edu: PUB LTE: Please, Give Pot A Chance
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1714/a10.html

US VA: Editorial: Methadone In Virginia; Marijuana In California
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1712/a06.html

US: Justices Hear Medical Pot Case
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1710/a10.html

US: Medicinal Marijuana Gets Court Skepticism
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1709/a04.html

US: Medical Pot Case in Court
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1709/a05.html

US CA: Cure or Crime?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1709/a08.html

US: Justices Doubtful About Medical Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1706/a04.html

US CA: Editorial: A Kinder Pot Policy
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1706/a05.html

US: Can States Regulate Use Of Medical Pot?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1706/a08.html

US: Medical Marijuana Gets Tough Scrutiny From Supreme Court
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1705/a07.html

US: Medical Marijuana Case Falters
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1705/a03.html

US: Medical Marijuana: Is It A Kindness Or A Crime?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1704/a08.html

US: High Court Not Receptive To Marijuana Case
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1704/a09.html

US MA: Editorial: Marijuana Paranoia
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1703/a08.html

US: Supreme Court Pot Case Makes Unlikely Bedfellows
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1703/a09.html

US: It's State Law vs. Federal Law in Medical Marijuana Case
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1702/a07.html

US: States' Rights Defense Falters in Medical Marijuana Case
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1702/a06.html

US: Court to Weigh Drug Law
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1700/a01.html

US: Justices React Skeptically Medical - Marijuana Arguments
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1700/a07.html

US: Editorial: Must the Ill Be Made to Suffer for Such Meager Gain?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1700/a12.html

US NY: Editorial: Preserving The Power Of Congress
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1698/a03.html

US: Future of Medical Marijuana Now Up to Supreme Court
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1697/a06.html

US: Court to Hear Marijuana Case
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1697/a08.html

US CA: Top Court Hears Local Pot Case
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1695/a03.html

US: Showdown Over Medical Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1694/a12.html

US: High Court to Hear Medical Marijuana Arguments
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1692/a01.html

US: Court to Consider a State Law OK'ing Pot As Medicine
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1692/a07.html

US: Marijuana a Valid Rx? Supreme Court to Decide
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1691/a10.html

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Subj: 004 Users who support prohibition
From: 
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 12:06:17 -0500

The current DrugSense Weekly (http://www.drugsense.org/current.htm) has a
story on legal mushroom sales in the UK which ends with an interesting
comment by a cannabis user from prohibitionist France:

...There is talk of changing the law so mushrooms will no longer be
legal, said Ares Michaelides, a police community support officer who
stood not far from a shroom stall.

But advocates say that mushrooms do not foster anti-social behavior.
Instead, users tend to trip in the privacy of their homes. 

"You have to prioritize," Michaelides said.

Surprisingly, some users take a different view. A couple from Paris,
Caroline Gojon and Francois Boyon, browsed the stalls one day last week.
Boyon has used mushrooms before; for Gojon, that experience still lies in
the future.

"I think yes, it should be illegal," Boyon said as he shopped. "It's like
cannabis. I smoke, but I think it's normal that it's illegal. If drugs
were legal, the whole world would be (messed) up."

Full story:

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/1202mushrooms0
tml

Unfortunately this view is shared by others, although it seems less
prevalent than simple apathy.

Phin M.

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