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MAPTalk-Digest Friday, December 22 2006 Volume 06 : Number 148

001 Web: DrugSense Weekly, Dec. 15, 2006 #479
    From: Richard Lake <>
002 Idaho: An open letter to the residents of Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hail
    From: Allan Erickson <>
003 Why not cash in on marijuana crops?
    From: Herb <>


Subj: 001 Web: DrugSense Weekly, Dec. 15, 2006 #479
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 18:10:42 -0800

Newshawk: DSW - The World's Leading Drug Policy Newsletter
Pubdate: Fri, 15 Dec 2006
Source: DrugSense Weekly (DSW)
Note: Below is the Table of Contents for today's issue of the 
DrugSense Weekly. Please use the links below to access the DSW 
sections. This issue of the DSW was delayed due to a wind storm 
knocking out power in the Pacific Northwest. The DSW 
will not be published on December 22nd. Be watching for our special 
year end issue to be published December 29th.

DRUGSENSE WEEKLY, DEC. 15, 2006 #479


* This Just In

(1) Pot Is Called Biggest Cash Crop (2) Drug-Driving Test Fails 
Public Exam (3) Sobering Vacation (4) Bongs Set For National Ban

* Weekly News in Review

Drug Policy

(5) Column: Drugs: Why We Should Medicalise, Not Criminalise (6) 
Column: The Other War We Can't Win (7) N.J. Legislature Approves 
Pilot Needle-Exchange Plan (8) OPED: Who Got Trans Fat In My Water Bong?

Law Enforcement & Prisons

(9) OPED: The Feminization Of Prison (10) Editorial: Incarceration 
Nation (11) Column: Time Is Ripe To Overhaul City's Drug War (12) 
Column: If We Want To Reduce Jail Populations, We Must Be Smart (13) 
Editorial: Take Action On Prisons

Cannabis & Hemp

(14) Judge Tosses County's Medical Marijuana Challenge (15) Supes 
Vote To Persist With Medical Marijuana Challenge (16) MS Sufferer 
Tells Of Pleas For Cannabis Bars (17) RCMP Put Spin On Grow Op Busts 
(18) Anti-Marijuana, Pro-Illegalization

International News

(19) U.S. Shows Us What Not To Do (20) RCMP Takes Heat Over Insite 
(21) Judge Insite On Science, Not Police Anecdotes (22) Thousands Of 
Mexican Troops Prepare For Drug Operation

* Hot Off The 'Net

Cultural Baggage Radio Show

Take 32 Grams Of Tylenol And Call Me In 25 Years / By Jacob Sullum

Does Prohibition Of Marijuana For Adults Curb Use By Adolescents?

News Coverage Of Dutch Prospective Ecstasy User Studies

Jack Cole Of LEAP On Vancouver Radio Show

Stephen Colbert Interviews Author Daniel Pinchbeck

* What You Can Do This Week

Volunteer For NIDA-Sponsored Medical Marijuana Safety Study

* Letter Of The Week

Waging War on Marijuana a Waste of Tax Money / Tina Hoffman

* Letter Writer of the Month - November

Wayne Phillips

* Feature Article

Drug Peace in 2007 / Philippe Lucas

* Quote of the Week

Samuel Adams

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Subj: 002 Idaho: An open letter to the residents of Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey.
From: Allan Erickson <>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 11:02:09 -0800

This is good (I mean bad... but, well, you know) and Mr Davidson could

use a hand:

An open letter to the residents of Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey.

> Many of you probably remember that two years ago my fledgling
> political organization attempted to circulate ballot initiatives in
> your cities that sought to tax and regulate marijuana in a fashion
> similar to that of alcohol and tobacco.
- -snip-
> ... the City Clerks of all three cities (on the instruction of the
> City Attorneys, and backed up by the City Councils) refused to process

> our preliminary paperwork, thereby preventing us from even being able

> to collect signatures for our proposals.
- -snip-
> Now, after two years of hard-fought litigation, the Supreme Court has

> unanimously agreed with me.
- -snip-
> If the marijuana initiative had passed in Sun Valley, the council
> could have amended or repealed it outright. The cost of the election

> would have been less than $5000. Instead, the City Attorney, with
> approval from the council, waged a two-year legal grudge match against

> a small political group for the sole purpose of preventing them from

> even gathering signatures. The cost to taxpayers so far is about
> $50,000.
- -snip-
> Even in the wake of the Supreme Court decision, the cities refuse to

> compensate me for the financial harm that their lawlessness has
> caused. I=92m currently headed back to the Supreme Court in order to

> force the issue. Further, none of the cities have processed the
> initial petitions, even though the Court=92s decision makes it clear

> that they must. Additionally, all three cities continue to break state

> code by refusing to adopt a proper initiative process.

Ryan Davidson is the Chairman of The Liberty Lobby of Idaho
He can be reached at (208) 353-8157 or =


Subj: 003 Why not cash in on marijuana crops?
From: Herb <>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 15:01:41 -0800

Why not cash in on marijuana crops?


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