The Pot TV News for November 18, 2002

ALAN BOCK ON DRUG REFORM

DRUG REFORMERS REGROUP AFTER ELECTION DEFEATS
ALAN BOCK, author of "Waiting to Inhale" and Senior Editorial Writer at the Orange County Register, files an exclusive report with Pot TV on the national conference of the Marijuana Policy Project and Students for Sensible Drug Policies held last weekend in conservative Orange County, California.

DRUG COMPANIES AND GOP WANT DRIVERS ARRESTED IF THEY FLUNK POT TEST — EVEN IF NOT IMPAIRED
The New York Times reports that nine million Americans a year drive while under the influence of illegal drugs, according to a report that calls on states to adopt criminal laws setting strict standards on the presence of pot in a driver’s body, just as they use blood alcohol content to determine that a driver is intoxicated.

GOP ALSO SEEKS IMMUNITY FOR DRUG COMPANIES FROM HARM DONE TO KIDS
The Washington Post reports on a a White House-backed provision to the Homeland Security Bill that would head off dozens of potential lawsuits against pharmaceutical giants for killing, and/or disabling children.

TEACHERS PAY STUDENTS TO SNITCH
Teachers use own pocket money to turn students into snitches

PATIENTS ASKING COURT TO FORCE RCMP TO RETURN GROW EQUIPMENT AND CANNABIS
He’s got a licence from Health Canada to grow marijuana, but now Brian Carlisle says he can’t get his grow-lights back from the RCMP. Prosecutor Finn Jensen would not confirm the reason for the refusal to return the seized items, saying "several agencies are deciding the issue" including the Department of Justice and Health Canada.
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