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TABLE OF CONTENTS



border showdown
FEATURE: DEA REJECTS YET ANOTHER RESCHEDULING PETITION, BUT THE END  
GAME LIES FAR DOWN THE ROAD
Marijuana reform advocates have been seeking to have it rescheduled  
out of Schedule I since 1972. This week, the DEA rejected the latest  
petition to seek rescheduling, but that just sets the stage for the  
next moves. Meanwhile, another petition is moving through the  
bureaucratic process.
FEATURE: PROPOSED MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULES IN MICHIGAN STIR CHORUS OF  
COMPLAINTS
The Michigan bureaucrats charged with drafting rules and regulations  
for the state's new, voter-approved medical marijuana program need to  
go back to the drawing board, patients and advocates demanded at a  
Monday hearing.
DRUG LEGALIZATION: EL PASO CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY CALLS FOR NATIONAL  
DEBATE, MAYOR VETOES RESOLUTION SAME DAY, OVERRIDE VOTE SET FOR NEXT  
WEEK
With Mexico's prohibition-related violence within earshot, the El Paso  
City Council Tuesday passed a resolution calling for a national debate  
on drug legalization. But then, the mayor vetoed it. An override vote  
is set for next week.
THE BORDER: US PREPARES "SURGE" IN CASE PROHIBITION VIOLENCE IN MEXICO  
SPILLS OVER
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has been keeping an eye  
on the border. Now, he reveals that he has plans for a "surge" if  
Mexico's prohibition-related violence spills over into the US.
LAW ENFORCEMENT: THIS WEEK'S CORRUPT COPS STORIES
A former Border Patrol agent cops a plea, another jail guard gets  
busted, a mystery is solved in Alabama, and one remains in Minnesota.
SALVIA DIVINORUM: BANNED IN OHIO IN 90 DAYS
Ohio becomes the latest state to criminalize salvia divinorum (and its  
users). The ban goes into effect in 90 days.
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: SURGEON GENERAL NOMINEE GUPTA HATES MARIJUANA,  
SORT OF SUPPORTS MEDICAL USE
Word is CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been offered the position of US  
surgeon general. A 2006 editorial he penned for Time magazine,  
opposing marijuana law reform initiatives on the ballot in two states,  
suggests Gupta may not be great news for drug reform.
MARIJUANA: ARIZONA SUPREME COURT TO HEAR CASE ASSERTING RELIGIOUS  
RIGHT TO USE, POSSESS
The Arizona Supreme Court will decide whether there is a religious  
right to use and possess marijuana.
DRUG TESTING: CHESS PLAYERS REBEL
Drug testing in chess? You've got to be kidding. That's what the  
players think, but the chess federation is dead serious, and now it  
finds itself in something of a pickle.
WEST AFRICA: HERE COME THE NARCS
In recent years, South American cocaine traffickers aiming at  
lucrative European markets have made West Africa a favorite stop-over.  
Now, the narcs are following them.
WEEKLY: THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years  
past.
WEEKLY: BLOGGING @ THE SPEAKEASY
What Are the Worst Arguments Against Legalizing Drugs?," "Drug War  
Debate Continues in El Paso," "If the Drug War is so Great, How Come  
You Don't Wanna Talk About It?," "The Drug War is Basically an  
Employment Program for Criminals," "Metro Threatens Flex Your Rights  
with Legal Action, ACLU Defends," "Obama's Surgeon General Hates  
Marijuana (But Sort of Supports Medical Use)," "High Times Should Give  
Me a Job," "The Drug Cartels are Becoming More Powerful Than the  
Government," "The Drug War Only Causes Violence. It Can't Create Peace."
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