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11: The Myth of Colombian Coca
Despite the release of US figures which purport to show a reduction in Colombian coca production, and the claims of the Colombian government of Cocaine Baron Uribe, there is one simple truth about coc

12: OPERATION GREEN MERCHANT: AN OVERVIEW
During the 1980s, indoor marijuana production in the US blossomed, in part because of the government’s efforts to seal America’s national borders, and in part because growers and smokers w

13: FORFEITURE: THE SEIZING OF AMERICA - Part 1
Although forfeiture was supposed to deter criminal activity, it has become little more than a legal form of theft. Since 1985 more than $2.5 billion in cash and property has been seized by the Federal

14: EVO MORALES: Bolivia’s New President Faces Uphill Task
Centuries of repression, US-imposed policies, and a bleak economy make Evo Morales’ promises difficult to keep.

15: DUAL PROSECUTIONS: PAYING TWICE FOR THE SAME CRIME
The Fifth Article of the Bill of Rights bars charging a person twice for the same criminal offence. Yet our prison systems house a number of people to whom exactly that has happened. Is it legal? Desp

16: THE ROGUE’S GALLERY OF DRUG WAR MONSTERS
The People Whose Attitudes, Fears and Hatred Created and Drive the War on Drugs

17: TRUE CRIME: THE HUMAN TOLL IN THE WAR ON DRUGS
HOW AMERICAN’S LOST THEIR RIGHTS TO THE DRUG WAR IN THE 1990’s

18: Dr. Tod Mikuriya: Shrink Rapped
It’s been seven-plus years since former Drug Czar General Barry McCaffrey called California’s Prop 215, which permits patients to use cannabis with the recommendation of a doctor, “C

19: Drug War Enforcers: The US DEA
In the 33-years since its inception, the US Drug Enforcement Administration has been responsible for the prosecution of nearly 600,000 US citizens on drug violations, the seizure of hundreds of millio

20: Cannabis Spirituality The Short History of Our Church
Our Church, the civil disobedience-based church that uses cannabis as its sacrament, was incorporated in 1994. Less than a year later, one of its founders, the Reverend Tom Brown, was busted for growi


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