Drug Free America Foundation Available for Comment

  Drug Free America Foundation Available for Comment

Posted by CN Staff on March 25, 2005 at 09:53:44 PT
Press Release 
Source: U.S. Newswire 

The Supreme Court decision in the so-called medical marijuana case (Raich v. Ashcroft) is expected on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.Drug Free America Foundation's Executive Director, Calvina Fay, will be available for comment when the decision is announced. Drug Free America Foundation also has other drug policy experts (physicians, lawyers and parents) available for interviews. They include:
David Evans, Esq. -- Special Advisor, Drug Free America FoundationRobert DuPont, -- Former Director of National Institute on Drug AbuseEric Voth, M.D. -- Chairman of the Institute on Global Drug PolicyBob Peterson -- Former Michigan State Drug Czar and Vice President, PRIDE Youth ProgramsJoyce Nalepka -- President of Drug Free Kids: America's ChallengeTo arrange an interview with Fay or any of our other experts, contact Lana Beck, Director of Communications for Drug Free America Foundation, at (727) 828-0211 or (727) 403-7571.Drug Free America Foundation is the leading opponent of what we call medical-fraud marijuana.With over 20 years experience in the drug policy field, Fay maintains: "There is no valid medical use for raw (smoked) marijuana. Proponents cynically exploit the terminally ill to perpetrate a hoax. Their goal is back-door legalization of a dangerous, addictive substance."Founded in 1995, Drug Free America Foundation is dedicated to fighting drug use, drug addiction and drug trafficking and to promoting effective drug policies, education and prevention. It is equally committed to exposing the distortions and misrepresentations of legalizers and their deceptive tactics, including medical fraud marijuana. More information is available on our website: Complete Title: Drug Free America Foundation Available for Comment When Supreme Court 'Medical' Marijuana Decision is AnnouncedSource: U.S. Newswire (Wire)Published: March 25, 2005Copyright: 2005 U.S. Newswire Website: Articles & Web Site:Angel Raich v. Ashcroft News I Really Consider Cannabis My Miracle Expectations - San Francisco Bay Guardian and The Constitution

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Comment #61 posted by jose melendez on June 09, 2005 at 07:57:17 PT
Drug War Players: Big Con
The Boycott Spill-OverOn the anniversary of the 11 million gallon Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska, new evidence is surfacing that the year-old consumer boycott against Exxon is having a measurable effect on the company. Service Station Management magazine writes that Exxon stations in New York City have reported significant reductions in gasoline sales. According to the magazine, "Gallonage drop-offs ... at area Exxon stations indicate the public is fed up with Exxon, and new talk of a dealer lawsuit for 'devaluation of business' indicates the dealers are too." Maryanne Ragona, president of the Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association and herself an Exxon station operator, told Multinational Monitor that area Exxon stations are reporting a 10 to 14 percent reduction in gasoline sales, as compared to 5 percent for non-Exxon stations, Declining sales may give a boost to shareholder resolutions proposed by environmentalists in response to Exxon's handling of the Valdez spill. Exxon management, in its 1990 proxy statement, has recommended to its shareholders that none of the resolutions introduced by environmentally concerned shareholders be adopted. Ralph Nader, in a letter to Exxon's chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Lawrence Rawl, recommends that "shareholders could begin healing the campany's damaged relationship with consumers by approving the pro-environment resolutions which Exxon management opposes." Nader further challenges Exxon's Board of Directors to *heed the "public's outrage against corporate environmental negligence" and to reconsider the company's "short and long range policies for a rapidly changing environment."
* heed the "public's outrage against corporate environmental negligence" 
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Comment #60 posted by afterburner on March 30, 2005 at 11:41:29 PT
RE Comment #59
Lots of potential Boycott targets here:Johnson & Johnson,
The Procter & Gamble Fund,
General Motors Foundation,
Exxon Mobil Corporation,
ChevronTexaco Corporation,
Hershey Foods Corporation,
American Express Company,
AT&T Wireless Services Inc,
General Electric Company,
Sony Corporation of America,
The Xerox Foundation,
Time Warner Inc.,
Turner Broadcasting System Inc,
Colgate-Palmolive Company.Just to name a few. Can you get your gasoline, car, cell phone, credit card, business machines, movies, electrical appliances, cleaning supplies, candy, and band-aids elsewhere? We need to let them know in their bottom line that supporting this insane war on a plant has consequences.
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Comment #59 posted by Hope on March 30, 2005 at 10:21:04 PT
Drug Free America in Cahoots With Drug Companies
The Partnership for a Drug Free America has posted a new list of donors. ... Of 24 major donors 15 are pharmaceutical corps. above from an e-mail posted to DPFT list this morning)(Perhaps they should get themselves "drug free" before they stick their noses in everyone else's business.)
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Comment #58 posted by FoM on March 30, 2005 at 09:30:07 PT
DPFCA: Drug Free America Foundations Looks Foolish
Hello Everyone,Well I just wanted to point out that the Drug Free America Foundation looks less credible publicly now because they claimed the Supreme Court decision in Raich was going to come down Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. I just want to point out they were WRONG! Drug Free America Foundation made themselves look foolish to all the major media outlets. I personally did not feel it would come down on Tuesday or Wednesday. As I mentioned before the Supreme Court decision could have come down on those two days but there has been many days since February that the Supreme Court decision could come down. It could come down as late as the end of June at the end of the term. Hang in there it will come soon enough. In the meantime come back from the edge of your chair and enjoy life, get out into the sun. -- Compassion and Justice, Angel McClary Raich angel
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Comment #57 posted by FoM on March 28, 2005 at 13:10:41 PT
I am prepared that this won't be won. I know that the Bush administration absolutely hates medical marijuana and isn't concerned about state's rights. One way or the other we will go forward. Over 20% of the states have voted for Medical Marijuana in some form or another. We know the public is supportive and that's what matters I believe. 
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Comment #56 posted by rchandar on March 28, 2005 at 12:37:42 PT:
fair warning
ahead of schedule---I'm just going to warn you. The Bush Administration, at this point, probably is using whatever means it has at hand to put pressure on the justices to vote against MMJ. I support legalizing MMJ, but I'm not crossing my fingers. Last time they voted 8-0 against;I see no reason why Bush, at this point, has "softened" his stance on something he obviously demonizes in public. In the meantime, more and more states are legalizing MMJ. That's good, because in the end we cannot lose. Think of a USA in which all 50 states have eliminated penalties for caregivers and patients. THAT'll send the message that we aren't going away or are a bunch of liberal crackpots.--rchandar
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Comment #55 posted by FoM on March 27, 2005 at 14:31:26 PT
I thought I'd mention something about drugs and legalization. Not everyone agrees on that topic and if we can't agree how can we convince those in charge of laws? Medical marijuana is accepted and I probably won't be alive by the time drug laws as far as legalization goes are changed. That's why when I decided to do CNews years ago I could see a victory somewhere in the future. I know many organizations are fighting for drug issues but for me it's cannabis only. I'll retire after cannabis laws are changed and young people can pick up the torch. I will spend time on earth issues that are very important to me if I live to see the day cannabis laws are changed.
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Comment #54 posted by Robbie on March 27, 2005 at 14:18:13 PT
question and comment
Did someone say this PR move might be in response to a possible decision in the Raich case?RE: number 47>>They are only satisfying a desire the body is calling for. I pray to god that one day that desire will be understood by mankind. So that someone can exploit it?I say legalize all drugs and those who truly don't desire them will wean themselves away from them (and, by default, the rest of society) in a relatively short period of time.
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Comment #53 posted by runruff on March 26, 2005 at 21:07:32 PT:
"By thy fruits thy shall be known".
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Comment #52 posted by painwithnoinsurance on March 26, 2005 at 20:03:31 PT
Never help your fellow man just punish him
Hate seems to always be the answer to every problem. Instead of helping someone in need spite them back so they will learn their lesson. That or this is not permissable because all the rich people in congress say this is the way god intended all of life to be. 
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Comment #51 posted by Toker00 on March 26, 2005 at 19:40:27 PT
Amen, GW
It's the innocence of it that bothers him. I expect young children bother him with their innocence, too. And he's not a True Christian, or he wouldn't have been serving in the Elite's Protection Service. He would have been trying to uphold God's laws, protecting and healing the sick instead of having them arrested, and allowing them to die in prison.One nation Under God? Are we sure about that?Peace. Legalize, then Revolutionize! (medicine)(energy)(nutrition)more... 
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Comment #50 posted by global_warming on March 26, 2005 at 15:31:01 PT
re:comment 47
I hope you think of John Ashcroft, a Christian and the attorney general of these United States, a most powerful man, and how he insisted on having the bare breasts of Lady Justice covered, the blindfolded one with the scales.I don't know what issues he has with breasts or women in general, but is it right that he imposed his value system on such a piece of art, a piece of art that represents justice?So the story goes, if you look the wrong way, you can be in violation of Gods laws, yup, they nailed someone to a cross, because he took the time to heal some sick person on the Sabbath day, and a whole litany of reasons that human beings have been burnt at the stake, imprisoned and still more gruesome tortures that even Satan himself must turn in disgust.So there you have it, pick up any history book and you can read about wars and battles, of slaves and heroes, and, as the pages of history are being written at this moment, how will we understood, in some future readers mind, I suspect, that we will either be perceived as extremely ignorant and unworthy, or as some kind of heroes, for as we march into this future of the realms of God, we all leave some trace that will echo and resonate in the halls and chambers of this world.If the antis win, then this whole world will become a slave to some genetically modified corporate monster, that will demand complete obedience, and those that fought valiantly shall always be remembered as the last heroes, for in that time, there will be no heroes, only slaves that can barely recall some myth or ancient story about this or that.Happy Eastergw
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Comment #49 posted by FoM on March 26, 2005 at 15:14:15 PT
Heads Up: NORML Director to Appear on C-Span 
Friends:Be sure to tune in to C-Span this coming Monday, March 28 at 8:00 AM Eastern time when NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre will be a guest on "Washington Journal." The show is expected to last for half an hour, and will include discussions on marijuana policy, the upcoming medical marijuana Supreme Court decision, NORML's arrest report, and the upcoming NORML Conference.To check your local C-Span listing, please visit: those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area, Allen St. Pierre will also be appearing live on the Ron Owens Show on Wednesday, March 30th at 11:00 AM Pacific time. The show can be heard on KGO Radio 810AM. For those of your outside of Northern California, you can tune in online at: help support NORML's media efforts, please donate today at: you for your support of NORML and marijuana law reform.Regards,Kris Krane, Associate Director NORML
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Comment #48 posted by mayan on March 26, 2005 at 15:00:01 PT
FOX Blocker
Sorry, unrelated...Man Sells Device That Blocks Fox News: Talk Radio Show To Expand Nationwide
Air America Radio: we could contact Springer and urge him to do some shows on our issue! Maybe he already has but I've never heard his radio show. Hope it's better than his tv show!
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Comment #47 posted by painwithnoinsurance on March 26, 2005 at 11:05:41 PT
I pray someday mankind will understand all of this
It‘s my opinion that drugs are not right to be consumed on a daily basis and used like nutrition. Alcohol is not right, cocaine is not right, marijuana is not right, heroin is not right, caffeine is not right etc….  The body wants and welcomes these drugs because it has something wrong with it. These drugs make the body feel better but the same time they harm and make it dependant on them. No drug is good to use as an everyday nutrient for the body.It’s my opinion that prosecuting another human being for something the body desires is morally wrong. It is also my opinion that crime could be defined as an act that does harm to another human being. Stealing, robbing, beating, threatening, even smoking cigarettes in the same room with a nonsmoker harms another person.  I think all drug user know that drug really aren’t correct, but nobody has a real answer for it. When a person induces a drug into the house of his or her soul, that person is harming no one but themselves. They are only satisfying a desire the body is calling for. I pray to god that one day that desire will be understood by mankind. 
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Comment #46 posted by Hope on March 26, 2005 at 10:10:49 PT
E Johnson
So glad to see you post and I hope you're right.
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Comment #45 posted by FoM on March 26, 2005 at 09:45:44 PT

Easter Thoughts
I can't find any news to post today so far but I wanted to tell you what I'm thinking now. Here we are in the early spring of 05. Spring means hope to me. It is a time of new beginnings and life. We have seen our share of grief over the years here on CNews. I'm sure we will see more grief as time goes by. The Schiavo case has consumed much of my emotional time. It's so sad. It's so tragic and no one wins because death or a vegetative existence are the only options. It's like living in Limbo. We have been fighting for so long and so have the prohibitionists. Something's got to give. We stand our ground and so do they. So we are still in Limbo. It really is time for those who oppose us to try to understand this can't go on like it has much longer. Many people have been deeply hurt by the laws against cannabis but not from cannabis use. For those who fight us I ask please soften your heart and try to understand how we feel. I don't want the world to be taken over by "Pot Heads" as they are called. All I want is for us to be understood and know that the majority of people are peaceful and only want to not feel like an outcast from society. A little mercy would be nice during this season of new beginnings.Happy Holidays Everyone!
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Comment #44 posted by goneposthole on March 26, 2005 at 08:45:54 PT

it is the glaring hypocrisy...
that the lies can no longer hide. Lenny Bruce was definitely funny and said it all:
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Comment #43 posted by FoM on March 26, 2005 at 07:56:52 PT

EJ That's True
I get so tired of the spin. I don't read article about sensationalism about cannabis because they aren't important and just the same old lies. Spinning news isn't news just hype. I think people see the spin for what it is now. I can almost guarantee when the Raich decision comes down we will be flooded with news and none that has to be paid for to be published like this press release.
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Comment #42 posted by E_Johnson on March 26, 2005 at 07:51:21 PT

Look at it this way people
If they have to issue this press release, which is basically begging for press attention, then it's over for them as a political force.Organizations with real power do not have to remind the press that they are available for comment. The journalists remember without being reminded.
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Comment #41 posted by siege on March 26, 2005 at 07:43:53 PT

sorry for got it

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Comment #40 posted by siege on March 26, 2005 at 07:43:04 PT

You do as I say and you get off
for the good of the people. SMOKING marijuana drove Timothy Kosowicz mad and he strangled an angelic little girl.This seems to be yet another example of the link between cannabis use and mental illness, a link which from my judicial experience and reading, I regard as well-established," Acting Justice David Patten said.this sounds like something the D E A land would do.
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Comment #39 posted by Patrick on March 26, 2005 at 07:30:18 PT

Drug Free America?
Every single time I hear that expression I have to laugh. We consume more dugs than any county on the planet. We will never be drug free. Certainly not when we feed kids Prozac. I guess if the anti’s can say that pot is 30 times more powerful today then is it safe to safe say kids must be 30 times more depressed today?Who ever came up with that slogan anyway? It would make more sense if it meant that all drugs were available for free. But hey, there is no money in free drugs right? What if we make some drugs illegal, then not only will the legal drug companies make big profits but in all fairness the criminals get to make money too! Isn't America just great? We don't have a drug problem in this country we have a prohibition problem.

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Comment #38 posted by E_Johnson on March 26, 2005 at 07:21:25 PT

goneposthole have you noticed?
No major candidate for office has campaigned on the promise of a "Drug Free America" since the 2000 election.Bush's big campaign promise in 2004 was a 10% reduction.This organization is dying, even the Bush team recognizes the voters aren't responding to this extremist point of view any more.

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Comment #37 posted by goneposthole on March 26, 2005 at 05:30:50 PT

what is the difference...
between the school shooter in Minnesota and a sucide bomber in Baghdad?both are fed up with what is in place and the helpless feelings they have.this is interesting: Noelle Bush is incarcerated for forging prescriptions for Xanax, you won't be having a drug free America any too soon. You won't be having a drug free America with the likes of Rush Limbaugh, America's favorite 'Republican', pushing hundreds of thousands of pills.It's like asking for an 'electricity free America.' It is not going to happen.
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Comment #36 posted by breeze on March 26, 2005 at 04:19:31 PT

All is NOT lost...
This is a movie, it's not about cannabis- but it is about changes and how to make them. I suggest each of you see it, and contemplate what is required to make changes. It very well might work if enough people were to set a date to meditate, pray, or simply acknowledge the need for change- and then, do it. It certainly couldn't hurt."What the *bleep* do we really know"- find it at your local video store.
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Comment #35 posted by FoM on March 25, 2005 at 22:12:00 PT

Hi Roger
It's nice to see you. 
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Comment #34 posted by Roger Christie on March 25, 2005 at 21:39:50 PT:

Get your religious exemption TODAY!
Hello out there,Aloha. However the decision goes down I recommend that everyone who enjoyes cannabis builds themself a 'religious exemption' to the marijuana laws. How? Go to and become ordained online for free as a minister to start. Then register for free at to share the benefit of my license no. 00-313 as a 'cannabis sacrament' minister from the State of Hawaii. We're having excellent success with our 'religious exemption' for cannabis sacrament from court ordered mandatory drug testing, probation, Child Protective Services, mandatory drug treatment, etc. It rocks! I pray that Raich is decided in favor of mercy and compassion. It would be (will be) a brilliant light and example to the world.Either way it goes, please think of being Grandfathered-in BEFORE the Supreme's rule, and build yourself a Constitutional 'defense to prosecution' for cannabis. It's easy and it's free. Check it out now. I think you'll be glad you did. Mahalo.All the very best to you,Roger###
 * The Hawai'i Cannabis Ministry *
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Comment #33 posted by FoM on March 25, 2005 at 21:09:40 PT

John Tyler 
I just found this article on the New York Times.***Family Wonders if Prozac Prompted School ShootingsBy MONICA DAVEY and GARDINER HARRIS March 26, 2005ED LAKE, Minn., March 25 - In their sleepless search for answers, the family of Jeff Weise, the teenager who killed nine people and then himself, says it is left wondering about the drugs he was prescribed for his waves of depression.On Friday, as Tammy Lussier prepared to bury Mr. Weise, who was her nephew and her father, who was among those he killed, she found herself looking back over the last year, she said, when Mr. Weise began taking the antidepressant Prozac after a suicide attempt that Ms. Lussier described as a "cry for help.""They kept upping the dose for him," she said, "and by the end, he was taking three of the 20 milligram pills a day. I can't help but think it was too much, that it must have set him off."Lee Cook, another relative of Mr. Weise, said his medication had increased a few weeks before the shootings on Monday."I do wonder," Mr. Cook said, "whether on top of everything else he had going on in his life, on top of all the other problems, whether the drugs could have been the final straw." The effects of antidepressants on young people remain a topic of fierce debate among scientists and doctors. Last year, a federal panel of drug experts said antidepressants could cause children and teenagers to become suicidal. The Food and Drug Administration has since required the makers of antidepressants to warn of that danger on their labels for the medications.Snipped:Complete Article:
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Comment #32 posted by FoM on March 25, 2005 at 20:09:18 PT

I wish I could answer your question but I don't know. If you go into the Webalizer stats and click on March and scroll down you can see the top 30 for the month. I don't know if there is a total. The main stat page shows our growth from when stats started being recorded to today. I hope this helps.
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Comment #31 posted by ekim on March 25, 2005 at 20:00:30 PT

oh ya just add stats got it:)))))
Total Visitors 43217 for this month -- what is this number representwhat is the most visitors 
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Comment #30 posted by FoM on March 25, 2005 at 19:42:22 PT

Do you mean are the stats on CNews front page? If that's what you mean no they aren't. I'll tell you how to get the stats page. Behind the URL type in stats like this and press enter. You can click on Webalizer Statistics at the top and get more info. I hope this is what you wanted to know.
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Comment #29 posted by ekim on March 25, 2005 at 19:36:00 PT

Fom is the stat sheet asscessable by front page
you have give out the page number but is it listed on the main page thanks 
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Comment #28 posted by painwithnoinsurance on March 25, 2005 at 18:41:40 PT

Live like them or die
 Drug Free America Foundation is dedicated to creating the pure human race through annihilation of drug users by sending them to concentration camps to work in the government's slave labor prisons. Selling their property is another way of punishing their evil deeds--insuring they never live life to it's fullest ever again. 
            Hi ya Hitler!!!
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Comment #27 posted by FoM on March 25, 2005 at 18:38:24 PT

John Tyler 
I wish I knew if Prozac has caused some of these bad events. I took Prozac for a few months years ago and it made me feel really bad and I stopped taking it. Didn't at least one of the shooters at Columbine use a mood type drug like Prozac a few months before that event? 
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Comment #26 posted by John Tyler on March 25, 2005 at 18:27:34 PT

Was it Prosac?
Did anyone notice that the kid who shot up his school killed those people was using Prosac. There have been persistent reports of kids using Prosac going off the “deep end.”  Are these Prosac related deaths?
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Comment #25 posted by mayan on March 25, 2005 at 18:19:30 PT

It's comical just how lopsided the DFAF poll is in our favor! That is very indicative of how little traffic that site gets from the prohibitionists themselves. Even they know that site is crammed with lies. I imagine has seen more traffic today than ever before! I can just picture Joyce sitting frustrated at her computer trying to stack votes and shouting, "THOSE DAMNED POTHEADS!!!"When the Raich decision comes, all Americans will find out just how free they are...or aren't. It will be clear for all to see. THE WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...We're all paranoid: orders New York fire department to release 9/11 tapes: the Constitution Restoration Act: Was an Inside Job - A Call to All True Patriots:
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Comment #24 posted by global_warming on March 25, 2005 at 17:12:34 PT

We Have Power

18:46 3/25/2005Moral AuthorityI posed a question to a co-worker today, I asked, what makes more sense, to deal with, a drug addict, a burnt out human being whose only desire is to injest this chemical pleasure, that wants to drown out and possibly die, or this expensive war on people/drugs, a war based on this prohibition, a war that is making young punks into powerful men and women, and these same drug dealing people can afford to buy the best weapons that money can buy, can afford to use cutting edge technology, and with all this power that is supported by our prohibition, this power is spreading into a rotton disease that, like cancer is eating away at the flesh of our communities, our judicial system, our very government.Most of these chemical pleasures and highs, can be had or manufactured for mere pennies, yet this holocaust of war is costing us, taxpayers into the billions of dollars, and costs that are not yet clearly understood, such as the destruction of our American Dream, the erosion of what feeble freedoms that have been fought for with blood.My co-workers answer was quick and decisive, shoot them all.I hope that the Supreme Court of these United States of America, are more in touch with the basis of law, and what resonates with the minds and souls of the majority and that any decision will include an awareness that any law, or decision, must relate back to some kind of authority.Mat 23:23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Mat 23:24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Mat 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Mat 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Mat 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Mat 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Luk 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. I hope that this insanity will end and we, as a species which dominate this world, come together and bring forth fruits that will be the salve that will heal our differences, will nurture the lost and the frightened, I hope that we can all offer our hand to helping the troubled, especially the dyeing, for in those most troubled moments, every soul needs a gentle and understanding hand, that will bravely comfort our departing, and still have a tender hand to usher those little ones into our brave new world.peacegw
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Comment #23 posted by siege on March 25, 2005 at 16:22:58 PT

Pro-cannabis lobby questions research link to schi
A lobby group advocating the legalisation of cannabis, Norml, says it rejects research that shows some New Zealand teens who used the drug have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia.,2106,3227960a7144,00.html
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Comment #22 posted by siege on March 25, 2005 at 15:59:18 PT

the big word if they lost all there govt. funding how long can they operate just IF they lost this (Raich v. Ashcroft) how long do you think they will get govt. funding. and how many would be looking to put them out of business.

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Comment #21 posted by Hope on March 25, 2005 at 15:41:38 PT

Don't misunderstand me
Wealth does not make a person bad. Many wealthy people are very decent people, even good people. But the people that promote prohibition and all it entails are not good people...but most of the top ...are very very wealthy and their wealth and position has corrupted them. I've researched and read enough about them and seen what they do that I know the things I'm saying about them are true. It's not the wealth that I hate...what I despise is that they are in the position to help people and instead they cause grief and go on their merry ways thinking that what they are doing is good for the people they persecute...for their own good. 
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Comment #20 posted by siege on March 25, 2005 at 15:36:28 PT

corrupt evil
they cannot afford to lose the game/money then they could not go to the evening's festivities and say look at the corrupt evil i have done, to all the good people. 

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Comment #19 posted by Hope on March 25, 2005 at 15:21:32 PT

More of who they are....
They are the ones in the 4000 plus square feet houses who send the jack booted thugs to point guns in the face of people like Painwithnoinsurance in their eight hundred square foot homes because they have two 2-inch tall cannabis plants.

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Comment #18 posted by siege on March 25, 2005 at 15:18:50 PT

By the way they have put it up 
Drug Free America Foundation's Director...Are looking to lose this one, and Director are set it up to console there people and try to appeal it 
or say the Supreme Court is nothing but a rogue outfit. and the court has taken away all there rights. 
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Comment #17 posted by Hope on March 25, 2005 at 15:12:00 PT

Who are they?
They are the ones who can't decide which three thousand dollar dress they want to wear to this evening's festivities while they are behind ordering police to take amputee's scooters away from them because they had an ounce of marijuana.
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Comment #16 posted by Sukoi on March 25, 2005 at 15:05:47 PT

Oops, I forgot to add...
... here are two really good articles from the Boulder Weekly:Putting the kind in kindbud butter

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Comment #15 posted by Hope on March 25, 2005 at 15:03:14 PT

They are the oh so proper people in high places
that a couple of hundred years ago, all the "dirty, dirty" people would have surrounded in outraged hordes and dragged them off to the guillotines.
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Comment #14 posted by Hope on March 25, 2005 at 14:54:35 PT

Who are they and why would they know?
Because they are insiders. They throw the big cocktail parties and have the big expensive dinners and meetings where they make plans to control all the little people's lives. They are the ones who throw the important parties and they are invited to all of them. They are truly evil, arrogant people and they do no one but themselves any good at all. They are all big buddies with the super rich and regulars in the Bushy social circle.
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Comment #13 posted by Sukoi on March 25, 2005 at 14:50:15 PT

Are We Losing the War on Drugs?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2005The war on drugs continues, although it no longer makes headlines. Government spending on drug control in the United States totals $35 billion per year, and almost half a million dealers and users are currently in prisons and jails on drug charges. Yet, despite this massive investment of tax dollars and government authority, the United States still has the worst drug problem among Western nations.In An Analytic Assessment of U.S. Drug Policy (AEI Press, March 2005)—a survey and analysis of U.S. drug policy—experts David Boyum and Peter Reuter present a brief history of America’s drug control efforts, an examination of current patterns of drug use and abuse, a description and evaluation of drug control policies, and a discussion of how drug policy could be improved.Boyum and Reuter principally argue that tough enforcement, the centerpiece of American drug policy in terms of rhetoric, budget, and substance, has little to show by way of success. The number of drug offenders under incarceration has grown tenfold since 1980, but as the authors show, there is strikingly little evidence that increased punishment has, or will, significantly reduce drug use. Drugs are as accessible as ever as inflation-adjusted prices for cocaine and heroin have fallen by more than half. Evaluations of programs designed to prevent drug use among children and adolescents also appear to demonstrate that both school-based and mass-media efforts have failed.By contrast, more effective or promising drug control policies remain underfunded. Most significantly, drug treatment services remain in short supply, even though research indicates that treatment expenditures easily pay for themselves in terms of reduced crime and improved productivity.Boyum and Reuter conclude that America’s drug policy should be reoriented in several ways to be more effective:·	Domestic enforcement should be directed toward reducing drug-related problems, such as violence around drug markets, rather than locking up large numbers of low-level dealers. ·	Eradication of drug crops in source countries should not necessarily be a routine aspect of international programs, especially where it may conflict with other foreign policy objectives. In fact, evidence shows that such control is very unlikely to reduce America’s drug problem. 
·	Criminal punishment of marijuana use does not appear to be justified. 
·	Treatment services for heavy users, particularly methadone and other opiate maintenance therapies, need more money and fewer regulations. 
·	Programs that coerce convicted drug addicts to enter treatment and maintain abstinence as a condition of continued freedom should be augmented. 
David Boyum is an independent public policy consultant who has studied and written about various aspects of the war on drugs. He has also served as a board member of the Drug Policy Analysis Bulletin for the Federation of American Scientists. Peter Reuter is a professor in the School of Public Policy and the department of criminology at the University of Maryland. He founded and directed RAND’s Drug Policy Research Center and served as editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.,filter.all/pub_detail.asp

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Comment #12 posted by MikeEEEEE on March 25, 2005 at 13:40:21 PT

With their so called press release, what do these guys know that we don't.
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Comment #11 posted by siege on March 25, 2005 at 12:45:07 PT

It is time to start showing the 
((Every one send them an Email for every child DEATH))
Drug Free America campaigner and Director's, and the U S Goverment the killing of our (children) the Numbers will add up fast belive it or not, due to the drug prohibition and black market, is uncalled-for by the so called elite that call them self god's of our goverment, and the different organisation that are fighting the drug war with such vigor, they have failed to see all the Death by the prohibition they promote. You can pick up any news paper in the usa and see at least one CHILD(S) death a day to Violence from the Drug War or so called prohibition they have put on the citizens of this country, it is time for a change to take place. And save our children from the undertakers and the Big Bad Wolf in sheeps clothing (govt). 
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on March 25, 2005 at 12:44:35 PT

DPFCA: Raich - Drug Free America 
Dear Friends,Please Pass this On!I just saw several e-mail about this on several different lists and I wanted to touch base with everyone. It is not that they know something that we don't or they have heard something in advance. There are certain days the decision could come in. We are watching all of those days very closely. Yes, Tuesday or Wednesday are two of those days. However, that does not mean that the decision will 100% come in on those two days, but it could. So if those two days go by just like all the days before (Starting in February) the dates will go by without a decision. We are aware of all the dates and we are very much on top of it. I would say to you, be ready but do not be disappointed if those days pass without a decision. Remember the decision could come anytime but could come as late as the end of June 2005. I just did not want to get peoples hopes up on a date that may or may not come. I personally would like the day to come asap because the waiting is the hardest part for me. Yes, the media has been calling me and Fenton Communications since February. They want to make sure they are on our press release list and they are wanting to make sure they can communicate with me, my legal team and my spokes people the day of the decision. The media is waiting and watching this case very very closely. This will be a big story. We are not doing any interviews until the day of the decision because we do not know what the decision will be until it comes out. Thank you for being interested in my case and the decision from the Supreme Court.Compassion and Justice, Angel McClary Raich angel 510-764-1499 messageDownload the major pleadings from our litigation (Raich v. Ashcroft) at: or http://angeljustice.comCompassion and Justice, Angel McClary Raich angel 510-764-1499 message
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Comment #9 posted by FoM on March 25, 2005 at 12:25:38 PT

Maybe we are lucky because the line between right and wrong is becoming clearer day by day. The more they push the more society sees the truth. 
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Comment #8 posted by CorvallisEric on March 25, 2005 at 12:09:43 PT

I saw Robert DuPont on a TV documentary a couple years ago - something about drug history - remember him seeming both very intelligent and sympathetic, sort of a "nice guy" but not at all in the Bush mold. Dr. Peter Bourne (Carter's drug czar who had to resign) was also there and simply rubbed me the wrong way. No judgment at all about their content, just their respective personalities and ways of communicating.Maybe we're lucky that John Walters is still running the show.
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Comment #7 posted by ekim on March 25, 2005 at 11:55:35 PT

Palo Verde Valley Times 
Mar 25 05 Palo Verde Valley Times 12:00 AM Howard Wooldridge Blythe California USA 
 The Palo Verde Valley Times newspaper interviews Board Member Howard Wooldridge as he makes his way across the country telling of the failures of America's war on drugs. Check out the topics of Howard' interview at: Follow Howard's cross country trip at: Mar 28 05 Urban Sociology Class 04:00 PM Larry Henson Charleston South Carolina USA 
 Professor Debra McCarthy invites Speaker Larry Henson to her Urban Sociology Class to discuss a variety of issues related to the failure of drug prohbition and how these issues impact todays students. Location: College of Charleston Mar 28 05 The Gem Weekly Newspaper Interview 12:00 AM Howard Wooldridge Quartzsite Arizona USA 
 Board Member Howard "The Diamond" Wooldridge is featured in The Gem Weekly Newspaper discussing his cross country trip as well as issues related to the failure of drug prohbition. Follow Howard's journey at: Mar 29 05 Contemporary Social Issues 01:30 PM Larry Henson Charleston South Carolina USA 
 Speaker Larry Henson is a welcomed guest to Professor Tracey Burkett's Contemporary Social Issues class. Larry will be discussing issues related to drug prohbition including mandatory minimums, methods of harm reduction and the HEA act and its impact on today's college students. Location: Burkett College of Charleston. Mar 29 05 Niagara This Week 12:00 AM Peter Christ  
 Mike Zettel from "Niagara This Week" will interview Board Member Peter Christ on issues related to drug prohbition and their impact on Canada and the United States. Mar 29 05 KBSZ 1250AM Radio: "Around The Town": 11:00 AM Howard Wooldridge Wickenburg Arizona USA 
 Board Member Howard Wooldridge will be participating in an in-studio interview on "Around The Town" on radio station KBSZ 1250AM. Howard will be discussing his cross country tour as well as very important drug prohbition issues such as the waste of tax payer money on the failed war on drugs, mandatory minimums, methods of harm reduction and a myriad of other issues. Follow Howard on his cross country tour at:
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on March 25, 2005 at 11:51:47 PT

That's right!
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Comment #5 posted by observer on March 25, 2005 at 11:48:51 PT

Dedicated to ... Jailing Tokers
Founded in 1995, Drug Free America Foundation is dedicated to jailing pot smokers, moral degenerates and wicked sinners that they are. Isn't that what they are really saying?
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on March 25, 2005 at 11:46:42 PT

Saw This in My E-Mail
Prozac is legal and Cannabis isn't. It seems really out of balance to me.Minnesota Killer Chafed at Life On ReservationExcerpt: The last time he saw a mental health professional at the Red Lake hospital was on Feb. 21, she said. She remembers the date because it was the same day he refilled his prescription for 60 milligrams a day of Prozac, which he had been taking since last summer.

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Comment #3 posted by FoM on March 25, 2005 at 10:37:01 PT

The Poll
I voted and thought how interesting the results are. Maybe MPP or NORML will come out with a press release too. That's a good idea.
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Comment #2 posted by JR Bob Dobbs on March 25, 2005 at 10:24:54 PT

Everyone should go participate in the DFAF's poll "Marijuana Is"... right now it stands at:Harmless: 37.3%A Viable Medicine: 35.2%An Addictive Drug/ Gateway Drug: 9.2%Ten Times More Potent Today Than In The Past: 8.8%First Step To Drug Addiction: 9.5%  ... they're even losing the poll at their own web site! Sad. Still, does NORML or MPP have a similar press release for when the Raich decision is announced? We need publicity too...
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on March 25, 2005 at 09:55:06 PT

Just a Comment
I thought I should post this press release so we have a time stamp for reference.
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