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Drug War Chronicle #756 - October 25, 2012

1. When Losing Means Winning: The Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative [FEATURE]

The medical marijuana supporters who organized Montana's IR-124 initiative want it to lose. That's because it's a referendum on a bad medical marijuana law passed by the legislature last year. If it loses, the bad law dies.

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3. Initiative Watch

We're getting down to the final days, and the action around drug reform initiatives is fierce.

4. Medical Marijuana Update

It's been a relatively quiet week on the medical marijuana front, with the big news being the DC Circuit Court's interest in determining whether Air Force vet Michael Krawitz has standing to challenge the federal government's refusal to reschedule marijuana. But that isn't all.

5. Latest Polls Show Washington Marijuana Initiative Tightening, Oregon Trailing

New polls show Washington's I-502 still leading, but Oregon's Measure 80 doing badly.

6. Third Party Candidates Call for Legalization

In a presidential debate virtually ignored in the US, three of four third party presidential candidates called for marijuana legalization and criticized the war on drugs.

7. Gary Johnson Supporters Robocall Colorado Democrats Over Marijuana Crackdown

Marijuana politics in Colorado could have a major impact on the presidential race.

8. Jury Nullifies in "NJ Weedman" Marijuana Trial

Chalk one up for the NJ Weedman. The longtime activist and gadfly convinced a New Jersey jury to ignore the law and acquit him of marijuana possession with the intent to distribute.

9. France to Introduce Supervised Injection Sites

France is about to become the latest European country to allow supervised injection sites to operate. Some could be open by year's end, the French health minister said.

10. Post-Election, Fate of Dutch "Weed Pass" Uncertain

Parties trying to form a new government in the Netherlands are trying to reach a compromise on the controversial "weed pass" system for cannabis cafe customers. So far, it looks like foreigners will lose out.

11. Georgia Man Holding Pepper Spray Killed in Drug Raid

A 60-year-old Georgia homeowner is dead after allegedly pointing a canister of pepper spray at police doing a drug raid at his home.

12. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Small town police chiefs gone wild! Junkie cop sells stolen police guns to dealer! More crooked cops go down in stings!
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