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Drug Wars

The Drug War's Assault on Liberty

by Jacob G. Hornberger

Robert Downey Jr. is a perfect example of the war on drug's tremendous assault on liberty. Downey is the famous Hollywood actor who has a drug problem. To punish him for being a drug addict, the state has arrested him, prosecuted him, incarcerated him, released him, and arrested him anew. The state won't leave Downey alone.

Why?

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LET'S RETIRE THE DRUG WAR

by Jacob G. Hornberger

Retired army general Barry McAfree has announced that he is now retiring from his position as America's drug czar. If only he would take the war on drugs with him.

Of all the domestic wars that the U.S. government has waged in the last several decades, the war on drugs has got to be among the most immoral and destructive of them all.

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U.S. war on drugs in Colombia is ravaging farmers and land

Monday, March 26, 2001

By Constance Garcia-Barrio

The United States has pledged $1.3 billion to help Colombia wipe out drugs. Congress approved the funds in 1999 to help halt cocaine production, or so it said. The government claims that its billion-dollar drug war will help keep cocaine off our streets.

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DRUG PLANTS UNDER CULTIVATION

Contribution from the Bureau of Plant Industry, Wm. A. Taylor, Chief

United States Department of Agriculture
Farmers' Bulletin #663
Revised Edition
Washington, D.C.
June 5, 1915

By W. W. Stockberger,

Physiologist in Charge of Drug-Plant and Poisonous-Plant Investications

Excerpt from section titled, "The cultivation and handling of drug plants: Cannabis", p. 19.

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Appeals Court Blocks DEA Rule That Bans Foods Made With Hemp

Reported by Associated Press

Friday, March 08, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a Drug Enforcement Administration rule that bans food made with hemp, a plant related to marijuana.

The agency declared in October that food products containing even trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC — the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana and sometimes in hemp — were banned under the Controlled Substances Act.

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