The report was "very much welcomed" by Parliament's Drug Policy Reform group
Danny Kushlick, of drug policy reform group
Transform, said cocaine was now more available and "socially acceptable" among schoolchildren.
Change the Climate, a Massachusetts-based drug policy reform group
, tried to buy space for the message on buses and trains in Boston, but the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority turned it down.
National drug policy reform groups
likely to support Measure 74 appear more focused on other states' pot measures.
After unsuccessfully submitting an ad critical of marijuana prohibition to the Metro system in February 2004, the American Civil Liberties Union and three drug policy reform groups
challenged Istook's amendment in federal court.
The 200-page report was full of evidence documenting the injustice of this disparity, and the proposed change was embraced by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Congressional Black Caucus and criminal justice and drug policy reform groups