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Offline seamus

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Dr Donald Ian Mac Donald
« on: January 17, 2011, 12:54:47 PM »
Any body remember this cat.........What did he have to do with str8?......
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Re: Dr Donald Ian Mac Donald
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 02:38:03 PM »
the name is familiar.  Was he associated with the Springfield VA program ??  Was he one a the sort of knights templar of the $tr8 society, if yu get my meaning ??  :poison:   An established member of the broader society playing the role of a Cromwellian protectorate and overseer of $tr8 Inc. A member of the Board of Directors or somethin...  Thats my hunch.   I can remember his face somehow.  Didn't he have thick dark hair ??  Or am I just imagining everything again ??... :rofl:... :- ... ??...
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Re: Dr Donald Ian MacDonald
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 05:11:54 PM »
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Any body remember this cat.........What did he have to do with str8?......
He was a pediatrician in St. Petersburg, became Clinical Director at Straight, Inc. for a while, later possibly using that position to springboard his way into a drug policy advisor position for President Reagan. He may have also had something to do with AARC.
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Re: Dr Donald Ian Mac Donald
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 05:44:30 PM »
So would anybody venture a guess as to if he knew Robert DuPont or not?
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Re: Dr Donald Ian Mac Donald
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Drs Donald Ian MacDonald & Robert L. DuPont
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 06:15:17 PM »
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So would anybody venture a guess as to if he knew Robert DuPont or not?
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http://www.sciencemag.org/content/192/4240/647.long

I googled both their names and this article came up but it seems to cost $15 to read it...
Here's the free Abstract:


    Science 14 May 1976:
    Vol. 192 no. 4240 pp. 647-649
    DOI: 10.1126/science.192.4240.647


    Marihuana: A Conversation with NIDA's Robert L. DuPont
    THOMAS H. MAUGH II

    ABSTRACT

    Robert L. DuPont, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), made headlines recently when he became one of the first Administration officials publicly to recommend a liberalization of marihuana laws. The occasion was a press conference accompanying the release of Marihuana and Health, NIDA's fifth annual report to the Congress on marihuana research. Recently, Science talked with DuPont and asked him to elaborate on those views.

    DuPont, a 40-year-old Harvard M.D., served as Director of the District of Columbia's Narcotics Treatment Administration from 1970 to 1973, where he conducted a comprehensive program for treatment of heroin addiction. In June 1973, Richard Nixon appointed him director of the White House Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention. He held that position until the office was terminated on 30 June 1975. He has been director of NIDA since September 1973.[/list]
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    Drug Czar Meeting DVD Now Available
    « Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 07:04:38 PM »
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    Oh boy here we go...a DRUG CZAR convention...all on DVD....

    http://www.cesar.umd.edu/cesar/cesarfax/vol15/15-48.pdf
    Fwiw, Drug Czar Barry R. McCaffrey (noted below in the lineup of Drug Czars in atendance) is or was employed by CRC Health Group, which owns Aspen Education Group.

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    CESAR FAX
    A Weekly FAX from the Center for Substance Abuse Research
    University of Maryland, College Park
    December 4, 2006 Vol. 15, Issue 48


    2006 Drug Czar Conference: A Reflection on Three and a Half Decades of National Drug Policy
    By Robert DuPont, Institute for Behavior and Health


    On June 17th, 2006, the 35th anniversary of President Nixon's appointment of the first White House Drug Czar, CESAR and the non-profit Institute for Behavior and Health sponsored a Drug Czar Conference at the University of Maryland. The one-day meeting of academics and policy experts featured seven* of the eleven men who have served as heads of the White House drug abuse prevention office, each of whom were given time to describe the major events of their appointment and their current thinking about the nation’s drug policy. The panels of Czars were creatively moderated, promoting lively discussions within the 50-person group. While it is not possible to fully summarize the wide ranging and varied contributions made by the former Czars and others at the meeting, following are some major themes that emerged. The unedited proceedings of the full day are available on DVD (see box below for ordering information).

    • All of the speakers appeared to support a policy of balancing a law enforcement approach to drug abuse (supply reduction) with a commitment to treatment, prevention, and research (demand reduction). There was an active interest in finding ways to makeboth sides of the policy equation work better together.
    • There was no enthusiasm at the meeting for legalizing drugs as apolicy option despite the incessant media attention to this "alternative" drug abuse prevention policy option.
    • There was a general sense that the national policies that have been pursued during the past 35 years have succeeded in containing illegal drug use to levels far lower than those of alcohol and tobacco use, despite the biological attractiveness of many of these drugs.
    • However, there was no self-satisfied sense that the nation had "won" the war on drugs. None of the speakers were entirely happy with all the national drug policies during this extended period of time, and many speakers offered suggestions for ways to improve national drug abuse prevention policies.

    The level of civility and mutual respect at the meeting was striking given the often inflamed attitudes that drug policy can evoke. Many new ideas were proposed to improve on what was generally seen as a strong beginning in dealing with the modern drug abuse epidemic, which everyone at the meeting assumed would be an enduring and   significant part of the national health and safety agendas for decades to come.


    *Drug Czars in attendance: Peter Bourne, Lee Brown, Lee I. Dogoloff, Robert L. DuPont, Jerome H. Jaffe, Donald Ian  MacDonald, and Barry R. McCaffrey. Moderators/Panelists:  John Ball, Peter Bensinger, David Courtwright, Mark  Kleiman, David Musto, Sally Satel, J. Michael Walsh, and Eric D. Wish.

      Drug Czar Meeting DVD Now Available

      The unedited 6 DVD set of the 2006 Drug Czar meeting is now available for $95, including shipping. Please email http://www.cesar.umd.edu) for ordering information.[/list]
        ** 301-405-9770 (voice) ** 301-403-8342 (fax) **
      http://www.cesar.umd.edu **
      CESAR FAX may be copied without permission. Please cite CESAR as the source.[/list]

      The Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention funded this project under grant BJAG 2005-1206. All points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of any State agency.
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      Re: Dr Donald Ian Mac Donald
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      Re: Dr Donald Ian Mac Donald
      « Reply #14 on: January 18, 2011, 01:22:13 AM »
      Is there perchance a link for the just above post, dragonfly? Thanks!

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      thanks Ursus for printing out the whole thing. I copied and pasted which I have learned to do in the last two weeks, but it would not let me post...a screen came up saying improper stlye or font or something....
      You're welcome! Not your fault re. not being able to post it. There was some "embedded script" or similar in the latter half which would not copy properly. I ended up having to transcribe that part.
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