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Drug War Chronicle #765 - January 3, 2013

1. Who Was Killed in America's Drug War Last Year? [FEATURE]

For two years Drug War Chronicle has tracked cases in the US of drug war carnage related to drug law enforcement. Here is a preliminary look at last year's.

2. First Private Marijuana Clubs Open in Colorado

America's first legal members-only marijuana consumption clubs have opened this week in Colorado.

3. Florida Must Pay Attorney Fees in Employee Drug Test Lawsuit

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's drug testing crusade has just cost state taxpayers $190,000 after a federal judge ordered the state to pay attorneys' fees in an employee drug testing lawsuit bought by state employee unions. His other drug testing schemes aren't faring well, either.

4. Medical Marijuana Update

It's been fairly quiet over the holidays, but medical marijuana is legal in Massachusetts now!

5. Naloxone Cheap Way to Prevent Drug OD Deaths, Study Finds

Naloxone has already reversed some 10,000 opioid drug overdoses, and a new study suggests its wider distribution could save thousands more at a very low cost.

6. German Court Approves Some Medical Marijuana Growing

Some German medical marijuana patients will soon be able to grow their own after a ruling this month by a federal court in Munster.

7. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Philadelphia keeps on paying for its out-of-control drug squad, and a pair of probation officers have pill-pilfering problems.
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