The Pot TV News for June 14, 2002

Featuring Richard Cowan and Jeff Jones

DRUG CZAR THREATENS CANADA OVER POT
Walters warns Canada against legalizing pot, claims "4.3 million Americans suffering drug addiction, 65 percent are dependent on marijuana."

HOW THE U.S. BLOCKS CANNABIS RESEARCH
Research has been stalled by the federal government, by regulatory excess and a bias for marijuana dangers rather than therapeutic possibilities.

NEVADA PETITIONS TO LEGALIZE POT.
A group pushing a constitutional amendment to liberalize marijuana laws says it is close to getting enough signatures to put the issue on the November election ballot.

GO FISHING, LOSE YOUR LICENSE
Two Oregon men were fined $585 and lost their right to drive for six month after a state trooper busted them for smoking a joint while fishing.

DEA LIES ABOUT COURT DECISION.
The court did not rule on the merits of the case, but simply said that Gettman was not an injured party, and therefore lacked "standing" to bring the suit. A new suit with patients is already being prepared.

HOMELAND NARKS GET $37.5 BILLION.
New Dept. of Homeland Security will create federal narks from 22 federal agencies under one umbrella, a $37.5 billion budget, and 170,000 employees. Marijuana arrests expected to soar.

RICHARD COWAN COMMENTARY.
Prohibitionists mount major counterattack in Canada.

JEFF JONES REPORTS.
Contrary to published reports, the injunction has not been ennacted and the fight is hardly over.

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