Pot TV News for May 8, 2002

Europe says NO to U.S. Drug War

U.K. POLICE CHIEFS SAY NO TO DRUG WAR
In radical plans for a shake-up of the drug laws, the Association of Chief Police Officers proposes ending the drug war.

WASH. POST ADMITS DRUG WAR ENDING IN EUROPE
"In prison, you turn an amateur drug user into a professional," Luis D. Patricio said. "That’s what America is doing; in Europe, we are looking for other solutions."

ITALY LEGALIZING MEDICAL MJ
(Reuters) – The council of Italy’s northern region of Lombardy approved on Tuesday a motion in favor of marijuana-based medicines, asking the Italian government and the parliament "to regulate the medical use of cannabis and its derivatives."

SCHOOL REFUSES LEGAL MED-POT FOR STUDENT
Jeffrey, the young boy whose saga was told on the recent "48 Hours" has improved so dramatically that he can now attend public school, but school officials won’t permit a school nurse to administer his cannabis capsules and won’t let him take the pills himself on campus, the child’s mother said Monday.

RICHARD COWAN:
Why Europe is ending the drug war plus comments about new directions for NORML.

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