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MAPTalk-Digest Thursday, November 12 2009 Volume 09 : Number 114

001 Syndicate THIS
    From: Rick Steeb <>
002 'After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation' on line
    From: Richard Lake <>


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Subj: 001 Syndicate THIS
From: Rick Steeb <>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 07:27:59 -0800

Sir:

It is on the basis of the most despicable fiction that cannabis was removed from the Unhited States Pharmcopoeia.

Google this: "Marijuana use and the risk of lung and upper aerodigestive tract cancers"

[or] http://tinyurl.com/tashkin

Keeping cannabis illegal while tobacco and alcohol are dispensed freely is *MURDEROUSLY STUPID*.

Any questions?

- -Richard Steeb, San Jose California

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Subj: 002 'After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation' on line
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 06:19:51 -0800

Now on line at http://www.tdpf.org.uk/test_blueprint.htm

Transform is pleased to announce that our latest publication, 'After 
the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation' has been launched at an 
event in the House of Commons on the 12th of November, with 
simultaneous launches taking place in the US (at the Drug Policy 
Alliance conference in Albuquerque), Australia and Mexico. December 
will see further launch events in Brazil and the EU parliament.

There is a growing recognition around the world that the prohibition 
of drugs is a counterproductive failure. However, a major barrier to 
drug law reform has been a widespread fear of the unknown--just what 
could a post-prohibition regime look like?

For the first time, 'After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for 
Regulation' answers that question by proposing specific models of 
regulation for each main type and preparation of prohibited drug, 
coupled with the principles and rationale for doing so.

We demonstrate that moving to the legal regulation of drugs is not an 
unthinkable, politically impossible step in the dark, but a sensible, 
pragmatic approach to control drug production, supply and use.

[review]

"Ending the War on Drugs is decades overdue. 'Blueprint' clearly 
outlines a series of options for a gradual and phased approach to 
implementing a regulatory model for the production, sale and 
consumption of recreational drugs. Thousands if not millions of lives 
are at stake. The time to act is now."

Craig McClure, Former Executive Director, International Aids Society

[review]

"This book is truly groundbreaking. In years to come we'll look back 
at prohibition, and the only question we'll ask is why it lasted so long."

Jack Cole, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

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