Each week, I read the all of the published letters to the editor on drug policy that are archived at the Media Awareness Project.Â Then I select the five that clearly and concisely call for an end to drug prohibition, in my opinion.Â I send these top five out to a relatively small email list, who then vote on it and the one with the most votes is awarded the “Letter Of The Week” in the Drugsense Drug Policy Reform Blog.Â Normally I would do this on Tuesday morning and the voting ends Thursday night at midnight CST, however, this week I haven’t gotten around to selecting the Top 5 until about an hour ago.Â I’ll open up the voting for the Letter Of The Week today to the Drug War Rant community and will tally up all the votes from here and the email list for the LOTW to be announced tomorrow on both blogs.Â And for those who are not familiar with MAPinc I highly recommend it as a way to get involved in helping bring an end to drug prohibition, either by Newshawking or writing letters to editors. Below is the LOTW TOP 5 choices to vote on this week, feel free to vote in the comments section.Â PUB LTEs represent letters that favor ending prohibition, LTEs are letters that support drug prohibition.
From June 1-7, 2010 there were 6 LTEs archived and 26 PUB LTEs archived at the Media Awareness Project. Here are the top five PUB LTEs in my opinion. US CA: PUB LTE: Stop The Bleeding http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n428/a05.html?1151 US NC: PUB LTE: Lobby Legislators To Approve Hemp, Medical http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n427/a09.html?1151 US HI: PUB LTE: DARE Program http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n426/a02.html?1151 US MT: PUB LTE: Medical Marijuana: Let's Look On The Bright http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n421/a02.html?1151 Canada: PUB LTE: War Without End http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n418/a09.html?1159