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Maptalk-Digest Friday, December 20 2002 Volume 02 : Number 460

001 Re: MAP: government spooks messing with my LTE's?
    From: "J-White" <>
002 Re: MAP: Prosecutor: Parents beware of teens with pacifiers
    From: "kim hanna" <>
003 MPP's Rob Kampia on O'Reilly Factor Friday 12/20/02 8:00PM
    From: "kim hanna" <>
004 Cannabis in the News
    From: Richard Lake <>
005 New Razor Wire [fwd]
    From: Richard Lake <>
006 new drug policy forum in Massachusetts
    From: "kim hanna" <>


Subj: 001 Re: MAP: government spooks messing with my LTE's?
From: "J-White" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 17:20:00 -0500

FWIW, I sent an LTE after I read this and didn't get an autoresponse either.

Jim W.
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "JeffMo" <>
To: "kim hanna" <>
Cc: <>; <>
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2002 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: MAP: government spooks messing with my LTE's?

> kim hanna wrote:
> > Ever since I got the letter below pub'd in the Boston Globe, I stopped
> > getting auto-replys to my LTE's from the Boston globe.
> >
> > This morning I sent an LTE to the Boston Globe and still no auto reply.
> >
> > So I called the Editor and she looked through the email letters and sure
> > enough nothing came through.  I said I'd send it again and call her
> >
> > Well I sent it again (no auto reply) and called her back 15 minutes
> > later. She checked again using my email address and subject line and NO
> > it never got through.
> >
> > She said their email was working, as they had gotten email at
> >  today.
> Your ISP ought to be able to look into why your email isn't getting
> through.  Also, you could try using the LTE submission form for the
> Boston Globe, at this page:
> <>
> Submitting through that form won't depend on your personal email service.
> Jeff Moore


Subj: 002 Re: MAP: Prosecutor: Parents beware of teens with pacifiers
From: "kim hanna" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 17:46:46 -0500

According to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc:


This makes vaccines more deadly than Ecstasy (less than 1 in a million 

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From: Bar n Grill <>
Reply-To: Bar n Grill <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: Re: MAP: Prosecutor: Parents beware of teens with pacifiers
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 18:52:23 -0800 (PST)


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Subj: 003 MPP's Rob Kampia on O'Reilly Factor Friday 12/20/02 8:00PM
From: "kim hanna" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 20:41:40 -0500

I placed this on the MAP website (with a little flub)also.

Tomorrow, December 20, I am scheduled to appear on "The O'Reilly
Factor" on the national FOX News Channel at approximately 8:20 p.m.
Eastern time. (The program starts at 8:00 p.m. and is repeated at
11:00 p.m. Eastern; please check your local cable listings for channel
and non-Eastern airtimes.)

I will be discussing the Marijuana Policy Project's "war on drug
czar," which we launched on December 4 at a news conference at the
National Press Club in Washington, D.C. For details, please see .

In addition, tomorrow night I will announce new criminal charges that
MPP will be seeking against the drug czar, in addition to those we
already unveiled on December 4 -- one was filed with the federal
Office of Special Counsel, the other with the Nevada Secretary of
State's office.

In the former complaint, we detailed how Drug Czar John Walters
illegally used his title and office to campaign against our marijuana
ballot initiative in Nevada. This complaint requests that Walters be
removed from office, as well as disbarred from holding any federal
office ever again.

In the latter complaint, we noted that the drug czar failed to file
any campaign finance reports whatsoever detailing the money that he
spent opposing our ballot measure. As a result, we are asking the
Nevada Secretary of State to fine him the maximum $5,000.

Tomorrow night I will announce our third complaint.

In January, we will be announcing the fourth prong of our attack
against the drug czar. And a fifth attack -- and possibly a sixth --
will be announced after January.

Drug Czar John Walters has been irresponsibly and illegally using his
office to campaign against marijuana and other drug policy reform
ballot initiatives, and we plan to take him down for it so that he --
or his successor if we succeed in removing him from office -- will be
prevented from campaigning against any marijuana policy measures we
launch in 2004.


Rob Kampia
Executive Director
Marijuana Policy Project
Washington, D.C.

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Subj: 004 Cannabis in the News
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 02:14:37 -0500

Below are some of the news items about cannabis from the press which are 
among the most frequently read by folks accessing the MAP news archives out 
of about 300 posted in the last week. They are in no special order, but 
because of the much larger number of popular items from Canada as a result 
of the news there, I have broken it into two groups, outside Canada first, 
and then Canada.

Folks have written asking why some are more popular than others. While I am 
just taking a guess, some are I think because of a headline that catches 
the eye, but some because they make good targets for our many Letter to the 
Editor writers.

The most popular are read by tens of thousands of folks. Readers come from 
over a hundred countries, but the majority are from the United States, with 
a significant share from Canada.

Please don't think I will make a list like this every week. It is something 
I do for fun once and a while, on those rare days that I am slightly caught 
up on my other projects - or just feel the need to do something different.

US CA: Jeff Jones Guilty Of Leafleting

US CA: Marijuana As Mitzvah

US CA: Federal Court Considers Pot Arguments

US NJ: PUB LTE: Video Documents The Necessity For Medical Marijuana

Australia: PUB LTE: Bans Don't Work

US CA: The Terror War On Drugs

US SC: PUB LTE: Medical Marijuana

Not all that is important makes the news, of course. This note I just 
received is a example:

>SAN DIEGO, Dec 19th.  The DEA held a press conference today where it 
>threatened to arrest anyone who grows medical marijuana, regardless of 
>Prop. 215.  "Marijuana does not have medicinal properties," said DEA 
>special agent Michael Vigil,  "There are other drugs that can be 
>provided."  The DEA added that federal law always supersedes local law.
>         The San Diego DEA has been working with local anti-drug groups to 
> block the city council from adopting medical marijuana guidelines 
> proposed  by the city's task force.  Local activists say that San Diego 
> police have also been working with DEA to try to bust medical marijuana 
> growers.
>              - D. Gieringer, Cal NORML

Prohibitionists fight harder as they see their cause failing.

- -----

CN ON: PUB LTE: Pot Decriminalized In Several US States

Canada: Canada and Cannabis: A Pot History

Canada: PUB LTE: Potheads in Power

CN ON: Editorial: Decriminalize Marijuana Now

Canada: Editorial: Decriminalization Of Cannabis Makes Sense

Canada: Marijuana Party Boss Fuming

CN AB: Editorial: Time To Get Off The Pot

Canada: Supreme Court Delays Pot Appeal

Canada: OPED: Canada Has It Right On Marijuana

Canada: Lawyer Doubts Ottawa's Pot Talk

Canada: Wire: One-Click Marijuana Shopping for Sick Canadians

Hope you have seen this Alert: Please Help Canadians Understand What We 
Really Believe

For Cannabis News with reader comments, please visit our sister website,

Richard Lake
Sr. Editor


Subj: 005 New Razor Wire [fwd]
From: Richard Lake <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 08:08:30 -0500

Friends and Colleagues -

The latest issue of the Razor Wire, the online version of our newspaper, is 
now online at: 


Subj: 006 new drug policy forum in Massachusetts
From: "kim hanna" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 18:32:45 -0500

New Drug Policy group getting formed in Massachusetts.

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experienced WM to come on board next year.

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