WEB: 2004 IN THE NEWS

------ Original Message ----- From: "Richard Lake" <rlake@mapinc.org>To: <patrickcrusade@yahoogroups.com>Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 7:24 PMSubject: [patrickcrusade] Web: 2004 in the News

Pubdate: Fri, 31 Dec 2004
Source: DrugSense Weekly
Section: Feature Article
Website: http://www.drugsense.org/current.htm

2004 IN THE NEWS

Below is a selection from the most viewed news clippings of the year. With an average of over 1,600 clippings MAP archived each month, the choices were not easy. You, our readers, helped with the choices, as all are among the top 10% in terms of the number of times the selected clippings have been accessed. From that group we selected what we hope is a good cross section, leaning towards the more in depth items.

Thank You to the volunteer MAP newshawks, editors, letter to the editor writers, and all who donate so generously of their time and funds to make this effort, entering it's tenth year, possible!

JANUARY

US: Feds To Revamp Drug Testing
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n097/a02.html

Canada: Huge Marijuana Factory Was One Strange Joint
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n079/a06.html

US: Montel Williams Goes to Pot
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n046/a05.html

US MN: Wheeler Dealer
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n040/a10.html

UK: OPED: One In Four Believe Sale Of Cannabis Should Be Legalized
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n172/a04.html

FEBRUARY

Sweden: Web: Drug Deaths Quadruple
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n262/a05.html

US SC: High School Drug Raid Rattles Town
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n278/a07.html

US WA: DEA's Hangup Over Industrial Hemp Isn't Healthy
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n325/a03.html

US UT: Column: Congress Fights Drug War By Blunting Reform Efforts
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n342/a03.html

UK: Goodbye Ecstasy, Hello 5-Meo-DMT
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n281/a10.html

MARCH

US OK: Series: When Meth Hits Home
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n433/a09.html

US: The Ecstasy Factor
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n407/a06.html

Switzerland: Web: UN Drugs Body Slams Switzerland
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n384/a06.html

US: Documenting The Agony Of Ecstasy
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n513/a10.html

US NV: Legalizing Marijuana May Not Change Much, Researcher Says
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n511/a11.html

APRIL

US: Transcript: Hearing on Medical Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n553/a05.html

US IL: On Streets, Drug Trade the Only Game in Town
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n596/a10.html

US MI: Pot, Pain and Politics
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n542/a05.html

US: Ruling in Suit Charging Censorship Could Affect Transit Systems
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n661/a05.html

Canada: Activist: Ottawa's Pot Not Worth Smoking
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n653/a03.html

MAY

US: Mistreatment of Prisoners Is Called Routine in U.S
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n691/a10.html

New Zealand: Weighing Up The Risks Of Drug Testing At Work
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n708/a08.html

Afghanistan: Heroin Trade Booms In Afghanistan
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n706/a11.html

US: Where There's Smoke
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n763/a06.html

US: Drug Bill Makes Bands Pay for Fans' Pot Use
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n774/a06.html

JUNE

US: Series: Denied by the Drug Provision, a Personal Narrative
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n804/a09.html

CN BC: Legalize, Tax Lucrative Pot Industry: Study
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n843/a06.html

US: 0-2 in 9th, Ashcroft May Seek Review
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n843/a08.html

US: Scientists Sue To Get Medical Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1040/a07.html

Mexico: Betrayal On The Mexican Border
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n889/a01.html

JULY

US: An End To Marijuana Prohibition
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n939/a04.html

US WV: 20-Year Drug Sentence Tossed Over Supreme Court Ruling
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n938/a10.html

Colombia: FARC and the Paramilitaries Take Over Colombia's Drug Trade
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n976/a05.html

US CO: Conflict Over Legalization a Growing Part of Drug War
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n988/a07.html

Canada: Pot Use Doubles Since '89
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1043/a09.html

AUGUST

CN ON: OPED: Drug Laws Make The Body A Battleground
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1092/a03.html

UK: Herbal Craze Puts Drug Users On a Legal High
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1139/a01.html

US: Push To Legalize Medicinal Pot Stalls In Congress
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1197/a11.html

CN NF: The Other Side Of Oxycontin
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1250/a02.html

US GA: Who Was Kenny Walker?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1245/a01.html

SEPTEMBER

Netherlands: Growing Marijuana, With Dutch Government Help
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1324/a02.html

CN BC: Free Crack Pipes on the Way
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1347/a08.html

CN BC: Marijuana Candidate Bringing Cannabis Cafe Debate
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1364/a11.html

US NY Edu: Column: New York Drug Laws Too Strict
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1438/a08.html

US AK: If the Voters Plant It, Will It Grow?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1395/a11.html

OCTOBER

US: Justices Show Inclination To Scrap Sentencing Rules
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n000/a316.html

US: Web: How the Government Lost the Drug War in Cyberspace
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1415/a04.html

US MA: Districts Polled On Marijuana Law
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n000/a318.html

US: A Measured Response
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1473/a05.html

US CA: Column: Dr. Leveque's License Revoked
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1762/a04.html

NOVEMBER

US: Web: Drugs And The Nation
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1592/a02.html

Canada: Ombudsman Calls For Inmate Needle Exchange
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1647/a05.html

US WI: Series: More Prison Time Doesn't Always Result in Less Crime
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1722/a03.html

US FL: Editorial: A 55-Year Sentence for Selling a Few Joints' Worth
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n000/a284.html

US NY: OPED: Southern Quagmire
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1741/a12.html

DECEMBER

US: The Brain's Own Marijuana
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1742/a03.html

US CA: Shattered Grass?
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1769/a02.html

US WI: Doctors, Drug Agency At Odds On Pain Relief
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1768/a06.html

US CA: Column: Health Canada Okays Sativex
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1827/a10.html

US  NY: Column: Why Some Politicians Need Their Prisons to Stay Full
URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04/n1845/a07.html


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