Focus Alerts

One of our most successful projects to date has been our letter writing campaign. With our excellent news gathering and distribution network the next logical step is using this information to educate and influence the media.

We have had thousands of letters-to-the-editor, editorials and articles published in major newspapers and magazines nationwide.

Letter writing is fun and interesting and it is rewarding to see publications change their editorial views as we persistently enlighten them them with facts, science and reason.

We send out a Focus Alert about twice a month. The Alerts contain information on an article, editorial or program that we find particularly important. We encourage volunteers to send a letter or take some other action in response. If appropriate, we sometimes encourage our volunteers to write to their home town newspapers as well.

To receive DrugSense Focus Alerts, simply fill out our brief subscription form. You can quickly unsubscribe anytime.

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    Matt 9:20 am on August 19, 2010 Permalink  

    #447 Who’s The Dope? 

    Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2010 Subject: #447 Who’s The Dope? WHO’S THE DOPE? ********************************************************************** DrugSense FOCUS Alert #447 – Thursday, August 19th, 2010 The cities of Denver and Seattle as well as a number of smaller cities have made use or possession of small amounts of marijuana their lowest law enforcement priority. This November the […]

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    Matt 9:20 am on August 11, 2010 Permalink  

    #446 Michigan Medical Marijuana In The News 

    Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 Subject: #446 Michigan Medical Marijuana In The News MICHIGAN MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN THE NEWS ********************************************************************** DrugSense FOCUS Alert #446 – Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 Almost every day we read articles in the press which show the efforts going on in Michigan to oppose the will of the voters. The editorial […]

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    Richard Lake 10:25 am on August 8, 2010 Permalink  

    #445: Please Support California’s Proposition 19 

    Please Support California’s Proposition 19 http://www.mapinc.org/alert/0445.html

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    Matt 9:20 am on August 8, 2010 Permalink  

    #445 Please Support California’s Proposition 19 

    Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 Subject: #445 Please Support California’s Proposition 19 PLEASE SUPPORT CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSITION 19 ********************************************************************** DrugSense FOCUS Alert #445 – Sunday, August 8th, 2010 Today the California state capitol’s daily newspaper featured marijuana articles. To respond with letters go to http://www.sacbee.com/2006/09/07/19629/submit-letters-to-the-editor.html Ways you may support Proposition 19 are found at http://www.taxcannabis.org/ It’s […]

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    Matt 9:20 am on July 30, 2010 Permalink  

    #444 Will California Legalize Marijuana? 

    Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 Subject: #444 Will California Legalize Marijuana? WILL CALIFORNIA LEGALIZE MARIJUANA? ********************************************************************** DrugSense FOCUS Alert #444 – Friday, July 30th, 2010 The AlterNet article below provides a good overview of the current status of Proposition 19. Writing Letters to the Editor will be a part of the educational mix needed to […]

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    Matt 9:20 am on July 24, 2010 Permalink  

    #443 Drug Policy Is Inconsistent With All Available Evidence 

    Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 Subject: #443 Drug Policy Is Inconsistent With All Available Evidence DRUG POLICY IS INCONSISTENT WITH ALL AVAILABLE EVIDENCE ********************************************************************** DrugSense FOCUS Alert #443 – Saturday, July 24th, 2010 Syndicated columnist Dan Gardner covers an event and provides a historical background which has received little attention (the New York Times did […]

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    Matt 9:20 am on July 21, 2010 Permalink  

    #442 Battle Of Words In The War On Drugs 

    Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 Subject: #442 Battle Of Words In The War On Drugs BATTLE OF WORDS IN THE WAR ON DRUGS ********************************************************************** DrugSense FOCUS Alert #442 – Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 The Miami Herald’s syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts column below has been printed in various newspapers as you may see at http://www.mapinc.org/author/Leonard+Pitts All […]

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    Matt 9:20 am on July 13, 2010 Permalink  

    #441 Legalized Pot? Like Getting Bonged In The Head 

    Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 Subject: #441 Legalized Pot? Like Getting Bonged In The Head LEGALIZED POT? LIKE GETTING BONGED IN THE HEAD ********************************************************************** DrugSense FOCUS Alert #441 – Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 The column below illustrates that a columnist may cover a topic well. An anonymous donor has challenged DrugSense and MAP to raise […]

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    Matt 9:20 am on July 2, 2010 Permalink  

    #440 The American Civil Liberties Union Sued Wal-Mart 

    Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 Subject: #440 The American Civil Liberties Union Sued Wal-Mart THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION SUED WAL-MART ********************************************************************** DrugSense FOCUS Alert #440 – Friday, 2 July 2010 The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act protects employees from being disciplined for their use of medical marihuana in accordance with the law. The Act states […]

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    Matt 9:20 am on June 12, 2010 Permalink  

    #439 ‘Prince Of Pot’ Is At A Low 

    Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 Subject: #439 ‘Prince Of Pot’ Is At A Low ‘PRINCE OF POT’ IS AT A LOW ********************************************************************** DrugSense FOCUS Alert #439 – Saturday, 12 Jun 2010 Former DEA administrator Karen Tandy in a press release on the day of Marc Emery’s arrest, July 29th, 2005, stated: “Today’s DEA arrest of […]

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