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Shattered Lives: Portraits From America's Drug War

By Mikki Norris,
Chris Conrad, Virginia Resner

Photos and stories of the Drug War POWS
and other victims of this destructive political policy. Size: 8-1/2" x 11". More than 150 photos in130 pages, 12 pages in color. $19.95 + s/h

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New! The followup to Shattered Lives

New book!

Human Rights and
the US Drug War

A treatise based on the UN
Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By Chris Conrad,
Mikki Norris, Virginia Resner

Convenient 8-1/2" x 5 1/2" size. 72 pages. $5.95 + s/h

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Hemp for Health

The medicinal and nutritional uses of
cannabis sativa, including the facts on
medical marijuana, safety tips and recipes

By Chris Conrad

280 pages. $14.95 + s/h

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Hemp: Lifeline to the Future

The unexpected answer for our environmental and economic recovery. A comprehensive guide to the history and all the uses of the cannabis plant.

By Chris Conrad

320 pages. $12.95 + s/h

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Newsweek, Sept. 6, 1999

The Buzz on Drugs, by Jonathan Alter

"Mandatory minimums can create maximum strangeness in sentencing. According to the book _Shattered Lives_, more than 2,000 "Deadheads" have been sent to expensive federal prison after undercover agents infiltrated Grateful Dead concerts. Small-time pot growers are often sent away for years, not months. Same with small-fry couriers. Because mandatory minimums are based on weight, LSD-laced sugar cubes automatically bring longer sentences than lighter but equally potent blotter acid.

"Some state courts are even harsher than the Feds. In Texas, Melinda George, with no prior drug arrests, angered a jury by missing a court appearance. Jurors saw to it that she was sentenced to 99 years for possession with intent to distribute of one tenth of a gram of cocaine &emdash; the equivalent of one "line" of the drug. Besides making it easier to sentence first-time offenders to jail, Governor Bush signed a bill requiring stiffer penalties for dealers whose drugs lead to overdoses. That sounds sensible enough, but opponents say that in practice it means overdosing drug users and their friends will wait longer before going to the hospital for fear of arrest."

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