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MAPTalk-Digest Sunday, March 3 2013 Volume 13 : Number 007

001 US IA: Official to speak on issues related to legalization of marijuana
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002 Discussion: Medicinal Use of Marijuana - NEJM
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003 US WI: White House Drug Czar to speak at Marquette
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Subj: 001 US IA: Official to speak on issues related to legalization of marijuana
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Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 22:10:38 -0800

Official to speak on issues related to legalization of marijuana
http://globegazette.com/news/local/official-to-speak-on-issues-related

GARNER — A town hall-style meeting on the legalization of marijuana in
Iowa will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the
Garner-Hayfield/Ventura High School auditorium, 605 Lyon St., Garner.

The keynote speaker is Dale Woolery, associate director of the Iowa
Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy.

He will share information his office has gathered about potential issues
surrounding the proposed legalization of marijuana.

Bills under consideration are currently scheduled for discussion at the
Iowa Statehouse on March 7 and 8 in Des Moines.

The state of Iowa has gathered information from states and communities
where marijuana has already been “legalized” in spite of national laws.
Using their real-time data and experiences, Iowa is in a better position
to shape the legislation for the intended benefits while also working to
prevent unexpected and unintended consequences.

Woolery says his information is relevant to more than parents and
educators. Iissues of interest to employers, law enforcement, civic
leaders, environmentalists, health care providers and marijuana advocates
are also to be considered.

Woolery joined the Iowa Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy in 1994.
As the agency’s associate director, he works with public and private
sector leaders at the local, state and federal levels on improving drug
control policies and programs.

The Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy administers federal drug and
crime control grants in addition to coordinating drug enforcement policy
and substance abuse prevention and treatment efforts throughout Iowa.

— By Peggy Senzarino

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Subj: 002 Discussion: Medicinal Use of Marijuana - NEJM
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Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2013 13:27:05 -0800

Medicinal Use of Marijuana
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMclde1300970?query=featured_ho&

two parts:

* Option 1: Recommend the Medicinal Use of Marijuana
* Option 2: Recommend against the Medicinal Use of Marijuana

excellent discussions on both, mostly from MDs.

and a poll near top, rt hand column

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Subj: 003 US WI: White House Drug Czar to speak at Marquette
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Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2013 09:03:55 -0800

White House Drug Czar to speak at Marquette
http://www.620wtmj.com/news/local/194227441.html

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The White House drug czar will be in Milwaukee next week.

Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug
Control Policy, will speak at Marquette University on Wednesday.

The former Seattle police chief is expected to talk about his approach to
drug policy. He says it should be treated like a public health issue along
with a criminal justice issue.

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