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06/12/2003 Archived Entry: "RAVE Act: Legislating away both fun and free speech"

THEY HATE BOTH FUN AND FREE SPEECH. Who are they? They're your friendly local Democrats. And Republicans. And -- of course -- the DEA. Most of us missed the so-called RAVE Act when the Dems sneaked it into a must-pass bill a couple of months ago. But we can't miss it now. It's not only being used to toss people in prison for decades for hosting parties, but -- that quick! -- it's also become a giant club to whack away at marijuana-reform activism.

Here's the story of how the DEA is successfully shutting down a benefit for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP).

And here's one on the bigger picture of this sneaky new law -- along with a proposal to start the Party Party to counteract such federal party pooping.

Posted by Claire @ 03:16 PM CST

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