#386 Milestones

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008
Subject: #386 Milestones

MILESTONES

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DrugSense FOCUS Alert #386 – Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Today is Remembrance Day in Australia and Canada and Veterans Day in
the United States.

The symbol of the day is the poppy that grows in Flanders’ Fields.
Service members of our three countries are serving today in
Afghanistan, a country where a different kind of poppy, the one which
is the source of opium and heroin is intertwined with the war – and
drug policy – as noted in these news clippings http://www.mapinc.org/topic/Afghanistan

It is a week since a milestone election in the United States. By now
you are probably aware of how the election results have and could
possibly in the future impact drug policy. We are starting to see that
reflected in some of the news clippings here http://www.mapinc.org/topic/United+States

Reflecting on the election results we have updated our Questions for
Our “Leaders” webpage http://www.mapinc.org/questions.htm

Last Friday marked a milestone for the Media Awareness Project. On
that day our two hundred thousandth news clipping was posted. The news
clipping was ‘Pot Activist Loses Bid To Have Charges Stayed’ at
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v08/n1011/a01.html

We thank you for your support of our efforts. Without you we could not
have reached this milestone.

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Prepared by: Richard Lake, Senior Editor http://www.mapinc.org

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