DrugSense Weekly, August 25, 2000 #163

DrugSense Weekly, August 25, 2000 #163
Posted by FoM on August 25, 2000 at 13:01:49 PT
Feature Article: DrugSense Mission Statement
Source: DrugSense
Goals and Objectives: DrugSense and MAP exist to provide accurate information relevant to drug policy in order to heighten awareness of the extreme damage being caused to our nation and the world by our current flawed and failed "War on Drugs." We aim to inform the public of the existence of rational alternatives to the drug war, and to help organize citizens to bring about needed reforms. 
To further those objectives, and in recognition of the critical role played by the media and the public, we: * Call attention to factual errors and excesses of policy as reported by the working press and broadcast news organizations.* Promote debate and discussion by encouraging citizens to communicate their views directly to the media and the public.* Provide on-line and technical support for a wide range of reform organizations, large and small, including but not limited to providing free email chat lists, news information feeds, and web site creation and support.* Create and maintain a growing, easily searched, database of current news and opinion articles as a research and educational tool. We believe that public policy has nothing to fear from the truth. Effective policies require a clear understanding of their results. We believe that prohibition is a system which unleashes powerful forces, most notably the illegal drug markets, that inevitably make the underlying drug problem worse while adding a series of costly unintended side effects, including damage to the very values upon which free nations have been founded.We believe that a public well informed about the death, disease and social blight produced by current US drug policy must inevitably seek to reform it.NOTE: The newly updated DrugSense Mission Statement has been reproduced below and can now be viewed on both the DrugSense and MAP web sites. & The pages are replete with a "goals and objectives" page, a list of our board and staff with web pages to all, a site map and more. Thanks to all who collaborated on this effort. Click the link to read all of DrugSense Weekly's News:DrugSense Weekly, August 25, 2000 #163 MapInc. Archives:
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Comment #1 posted by Richard Lake on August 26, 2000 at 06:42:01 PT:
FoM left out the best item in this week's DSW, IMHO:HOT OFF THE NETShadow Convention Compilation Web SiteMartha G., the creator of cannabisnews - a DrugSense hosted website - has created a page with links to the Shadow Convention web pages on drug policy as well as a complete set of links to both the cannabisnews and MAP archives of Shadow news items. The page is at
Shadow Convention Compilation Web Site
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