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NPT: Two takes on El Paso’s ‘Reefer Madness’

Two new pieces on El Paso City Council’s Drug War resolution:

From the Austin Chronicle:

Reefer Madness: Don’t Talk About It
El Paso council slapped for questioning drug war
In El Paso, there are some public-policy questions that are not up for discussion.


From the Washington Times:

El Paso ‘dialogue’ on drugs leaves some speechless

“Are you on drugs?”

That was the question raised at a meeting of the El Paso City Council by resident Armando Cordoza after the council voted 8-0 earlier this month on a resolution asking the federal government to begin an “open, honest national dialogue on ending the prohibition of narcotics.”

The contentious measure – drafted by the city’s Committee on Border Relations, comprising local businessmen, academics and lawyers – was meant to respond to escalating drug violence in El Paso’s Mexican border city, Ciudad Juarez.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 2, 2009 at 9:17 pm

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