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Drug Reformers Have Busy Month Ahead of Them

October is a busy month for drug policy reform! The following events of note are all taking place next month:

The International Symposium on Cannabis Policy, Criminal Law and Human Rights, 10/5-7, University of Bremen, Germany, co-sponsored with the Foundation for Drug Policy and Human Rights. For further information, contact Dr. Lorenz Bollinger, FB 06, University of Bremen, P.O. Box 330440, D- 28334 Bremen Germany, 49-421-218-3068, 49-421-218-3494 (fax), e-mail: [email protected]

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Committee on Drugs and the Law will hold hearings on alterna- tives to drug prohibition. The hearings are a follow-up to the committee's report, "A Wiser Course: Ending Drug Prohibition." Speakers include both prohibitionists and anti-prohibitionists; the roster includes conservative columnist William F. Buckley, former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders, Carter administration narcotics official Mathea Falco, Congressman Charles Rangel, Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Exec. Vice President Herbert Kleber, former Kansas City and San Jose police chief Joseph McNamara, and many others. Hearings will be held at the NYC Bar, 42 West 44th Street, New York, New York, 10036-6690, and are free and open to the public. A copy of the report can be ordered from the NYC Bar, (212) 382-6695.

The Ninth International Conference on Drug Policy Reform, "Harm Reduction: Bringing the International Community Together," sponsored by the Drug Policy Foundation, will take place at the Loew's Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California. The DPF conferences are the largest annual gathering of reform advocates in the US. For further infor- mation, contact Whitney Taylor at (202) 537-5005, or e-mail [email protected].

After the DPF conference, take a "side-trip" to the Hawaiian Islands for the Second Hawaii Harm Reduction Conference, "Pragmatic Approaches to Tough Social Problems," held at the Outrigger Prince Kuhio Hotel. For further information, contact the University of Hawaii Conference Center at (808) 956-8204 (registration) or (808) 956-8930 (program information).

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