Drug War Chronicle #891 - June 25, 2015

You Are Needed in Tomorrow's Day of Action for Drug Reform.

 

(P.S. If you can't do anything else for the day of action, do this.)

1. YOU Are Needed in Tomorrow's Global Day of Action for Drug Reform!

Please support tomorrow's global day of action -- "Support. Don't Punish." -- with social media, by taking a photo for the global Photo Project, or by attending an event, especially our demonstration here in Washington, DC!

2. Delaware Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Delaware becomes the 20th state to have either decriminalized or just plain legalized marijuana possession.

3. Medical Marijuana Update

Massachusetts finally sees its first dispensary, the White House removes a barrier to marijuana research (although others remain), a Delaware kids' CBD cannabis oil becomes law, California stays busy, and more.

4. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Two southern sheriff's deputies and a New England jail guard make the dishonor roll this week.

5. ProCon.org: Minimum Legal Drinking Ages in 138 Countries

ProCon.org is a series of in-depth web sites presenting information and views from on current issues, several with relevance to drug policy. The Chronicle is currently running a series of info items from ProCon.org -- this one from DrinkingAge.procon.org -- and we encourage you to check it out.

6. Announcement: Join Us at the Cannabis Business Summit and Register Today!‏

This message is from our June sponsor, the Cannabis Industry Association, which is holding The Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2015 from June 29-July 1 in Denver. Discounts are available for StoptheDrugWar.org readers!

7. Telephone Town Hall with "Orange Is the New Black" Author Piper Kerman, June 29

You can dialogue with "Orange Is the New Black" author Piper Kerman, in a "telephone town hall meeting" taking place the afternoon of Monday June 29th.

8. Chronicle AM: Denver Public Pot Use Effort, House GOP Eases Up on Needle Exchange Ban, More (6/18/05)

We're heavy on the marijuana news today, but there's also good news from Congress on needle exchange, and Peru's Shining Path wins a second bad-news designation from the US government.

9. Chronicle AM: Delaware Decriminalizes, Supremes Make Synthetic Convictions More Difficult, More (6/19/05)

The marijuana reform bandwagon rolls through Delaware, federal bills on opiates and racial profiling get filed, the Supreme Court issues an interesting decision on synthetic drug sales, and more.

10. Chronicle AM: Dalai Lama on MedMJ, OH Initiative Shenanigans, First MA Dispensary Will Open, More (6/22/05)

Ohio's political establishment gears up to block a controversial legalization initiative, the Dalai Lama supports medical marijuana, the Obama administration removes a barrier to marijuana research, Louisiana's governor rejects clemency for a man doing 13 years for two joints, and more.

11. Chronicle AM: Pregnancy and Marijuana Use, Church Group Says Decriminalize Drugs, More (6/23/15)

Activists and doctors agree on policy toward pregnancy and marijuana use, the Maine legislature punts on legalization, a California bill to protect patients from discrimination in access to organ transplants passes the legislature, and more.

12. Chronicle AM: Federal OD Prevention Bill, OH Pols Gun for Marijuana Initiative, More (6/24/15)

Ohio politicians move to undercut a marijuana legalization initiative, South Florida heads toward marijuana decriminalization, Delaware's governor signs a kids' CBD cannabis oil bill, Louisiana's governor signs an overdose prevention bill, federal lawmakers file an overdose prevention bill, and more.
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