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August 2006



Is the ANY level of drug war failure that requires accountability?

Well, let’s see. We spent hundreds of millions of dollars to eradicate opium production in Afghanistan and production increased 40%. Therefore the only possible option is to spend more money doing the same thing.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S.-backed strategy to fight Afghanistan’s massive drug trade has been unsuccessful in stemming opium cultivation, which is […]

Major drug bust in North Carolina


CHAPEL HILL – A Chapel Hill man was accused last week of pedaling while he peddled.

Reginald E. Farrington, 40, of 703 N.C. 54 was charged with maintaining a late-model Next Avalon Comfort Bike for selling crack cocaine. […]

Police took custody of $3.25 in cash, along with Farrington’s two-wheeler, which police estimate to […]


Did you know America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug use? It’s nice to be number one, but we can fix that. All we need to do is start the war on education. If it’s anywhere near as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we’ll all be hooked […]

Stupid Headline

From the BBC: Mexican drugs ‘grown in US parks’

If they’re grown in US parks, how can they be Mexican drugs?

Bong Hits 4 Posterity

School’s Fight To Censor Poster Ensures We’ll Never Forget It by Beth Bragg

When it comes to Bong Hits 4 Jesus, here’s some Advice 4 Dummies:

If the phrase poses such a threat to the health and future of any teenager exposed to it, then stop making a federal case out […]

Congressman Jerry Weller, one of the lesser known bad guys in the drug war

This lying scumbag is my Congressman (I have experience with him slandering me in the last election merely because I endorsed his opponent).

The Congressman and the Dictator’s Daughter

Illinois Republican Jerry Weller is one of the most powerful men in Congress when it comes to Latin America. His wife is the most powerful woman […]

Starr moves up from Presidential Blow-Jobs to Bong Hits for Jesus

I’ve talked about this case before, but it’s really getting bizarre.

A high-powered Los Angeles law firm on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether Juneau Douglas School District had a right to punish a student who stood off school grounds during the passing of the Olympic torch holding a banner that read, […]

Another Drug Policy Reform Community on the Block, long-time publisher of the Drug War Chronicle, has gotten a face-lift and a Speakeasy.

Stop the Drug War Speakeasy is a new blogging platform for drug policy reform, where anyone can get an account and join the discussion.

Check it out.

It’s nice to see the reform community continually expanding and keeping up with […]


So the media’s been all over this failure of the ONDCP to be accountable in their advertising. Say Uncle pointed out this amazing quote in USA Today:

The GAO report is “irrelevant to us,” says Tom Riley, spokesman for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).


The report by […]


For those of you at Illinois State University, there will be a showing of “Busted – The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters” in 212 Stevenson Hall tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8 pm. Check it out and find out more about the new chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. If you’re not already aware, “Busted” […]