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MAPTalk-Digest Thursday, November 19 2009 Volume 09 : Number 115

001 Removal of Cannabis From Pharmacopeia
    From: R Givens <>
002 Re: MAP: Removal of Cannabis From Pharmacopeia
    From: Rick Steeb <>
003 Re: MAP: Removal of Cannabis From Pharmacopeia
    From: Rick Steeb <>
004 New URL Re: 'After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation' on line
    From: Richard Lake <>
005 blogging about the Drug Policy Reform Conference
    From: Richard Lake <>
006 Fwd: New response to 'Are We Moving Toward Marijuana 	Decriminalization
    From: DH Michon <>


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Subj: 001 Removal of Cannabis From Pharmacopeia
From: R Givens <>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 20:35:11 -0800

I am not aware that Harry Anslinger provided any reason for removing 
cannabis from the pharmacopeia in 1942.   As far as my limited 
knowledge goes, Anslinger simply removed marijuana because he had the 
power to do so. If he offered an excuse, I'd like to know what it was.
R Givens

>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 Re: MAP: Removal of Cannabis From Pharmacopeia
From: Rick Steeb <>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 20:45:11 -0800

There was some serious concern over the sanctity of "white men's shadows" if I understand correctly.

- ----- Original Message ----
From: R Givens <>
To: 
Sent: Fri, November 13, 2009 8:35:14 PM
Subject: MAP: Removal of Cannabis From Pharmacopeia

I am not aware that Harry Anslinger provided any reason for removing 
cannabis from the pharmacopeia in 1942.   As far as my limited 
knowledge goes, Anslinger simply removed marijuana because he had the 
power to do so. If he offered an excuse, I'd like to know what it was.
R Givens

>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: 003 Re: MAP: Removal of Cannabis From Pharmacopeia
From: Rick Steeb <>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 20:56:19 -0800

sorry about the non-sequitur;  the unattributed response was to this screed:

"Jay Ambrose: Drug legalization based on fiction
By JAY AMBROSE
'Syndicated columnist'"

http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/drugs-217964-drug-people.html

- ----- Original Message ----
From: Rick Steeb <>
To: 
Cc: MAP talk <>
Sent: Tue, November 10, 2009 7:27:50 AM
Subject: Syndicate THIS

Sir:

- ----- Original Message ----
From: Rick Steeb <>
To: MAP talk <>
Sent: Fri, November 13, 2009 8:45:02 PM
Subject: Re: MAP: Removal of Cannabis From Pharmacopeia

There was some serious concern over the sanctity of "white men's shadows" if I understand correctly.

- ----- Original Message ----
From: R Givens <>
To: 
Sent: Fri, November 13, 2009 8:35:14 PM
Subject: MAP: Removal of Cannabis From Pharmacopeia

I am not aware that Harry Anslinger provided any reason for removing 
cannabis from the pharmacopeia in 1942.   As far as my limited 
knowledge goes, Anslinger simply removed marijuana because he had the 
power to do so. If he offered an excuse, I'd like to know what it was.
R Givens

>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: 004 New URL Re: 'After the War on Drugs: Blueprint for Regulation' on line
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 16:42:42 -0800

The URL below no longer works.

But this one does:

http://www.tdpf.org.uk/blueprint%20download.htm

Richard

At 09:19 AM 11/12/09, Richard Lake wrote:
>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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Subj: 005 blogging about the Drug Policy Reform Conference
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2009 19:00:00 -0800

DrugSense Weekly's Letter of the Week Czar, Dan Linn, is at the 
conference in New Mexico, and he is blogging about it for drugwarrant.

Here are his posts to date:

http://www.drugwarrant.com/2009/11/thoughts-from-tamara/

http://www.drugwarrant.com/2009/11/psychedelics-at-the-drug-policy-ref

http://www.drugwarrant.com/2009/11/the-priceless-among-us-the-awards/

http://www.drugwarrant.com/2009/11/reform-conference-day-2/

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Subj: 006 Fwd: New response to 'Are We Moving Toward Marijuana 	Decriminalization?'
From: DH Michon <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:52:26 -0800

Received this in response to a comment I made on this question at the
Change.org site and thought posting this here may go a tiny way towards
helping to reach some extra folks in Fla.------Dave

- ---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:Change.org <>
Date: Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 2:01 PM
Subject: New response to "Are We Moving Toward Marijuana Decriminalization?"
To: 

DH,

There has been a new response posted to the following discussion on
Change.org:
*Are We Moving Toward Marijuana Decriminalization?*

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We are also trying to get medicinal marijuana on the Florida ballot for
2010.  If any FloridaChange.org members wish to join the cause, the
organization is People United for Medical Marijuana - Florida and their site
is *http://www.pufmm.org/* <http://www.pufmm.org/>.  Please be sure to sign
up if you are a registered Florida voter.  We need all the help that we
can get due to our demographics.  Sincerely,  Kevin Silvey

posted by Kevin Silvey
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Click the link below to view this discussion.
http://criminaljustice.change.org/blog/view/are_we_moving_toward_marij

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- -- 
DH Michon
St Paul, MN

1-(651) 353-7808

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