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Warning Signs: Trump and Human Rights

Human rights affects drug policy, and the Donald Trump's rhetoric gives human rights defenders much cause for concern.

Medical Marijuana Update

The Hemp Industries Association takes on the DEA over its new coding rule for CBDs, state legislators are busily messing with successful medical marijuana initiatives, and more.

This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

It's been a quiet week on the corrupt cops front, but there's still a bit of nefariousness afoot. A Pennsylvania cop gets nailed for ripping off heroin for his own use, and more.

Chronicle AM: N. Am. Illegal MJ Market $50+ Billion, AR/ND/ MedMJ Delay Bills, More... (1/18/17)

A new report finds illegal weed is a $50 billion business in North America, Denver begins working on its "social use" ordinance, state legislators move to slow the implementation of medical marijuana, and more.

Book Review: "Marijuana: A Short History" by John Hudak

If you need a quick, yet thorough read to get up to speed on weed and where it's headed, we've got a book for you.

Kratom Krazed: One Florida Lawmaker's Lonely, Wacky Crusade to Ban the Herb [FEATURE]

The DEA got real push-back when it tried to emergency ban kratom. A Florida state legislator is getting some real push-back on her kratom ban efforts, too, and she's not happy about it.

Chronicle AM: Obama Commutes More Drug Sentences, Iran Hangs More Drug Prisoners, More... (1/17/17)

As his term winds down, President Obama continues to free drug war prisoners, New Jersey Dems plan a legalization bill, Wisconsin Dems plan a medical marijuana bill, and more.

Chronicle AM: More Obama Commutations Coming, HIA Sues DEA Over CBD, More... (1/16/17)

President Obama will commute more drug sentences before he leaves office this week, the hemp industry sues the DEA over its new CBD rule, New York's governor wants to fix his state's decriminalization law, and more.

Chronicle AM: Abuse-Resistant Oxycontin Tied to Heroin ODs, S. America Coca News, More... (1/13/17)

A new study from the Rand Corporation links the introduction of abuse-resistant Oxycontin in 2010 to the rise in heroin overdose deaths, Bolivia and Colombia take different approaches to coca, a Georgian political party office gets raided, and more.

Stingray: Privacy, Surveillance, the War on Drugs, and Your Phone [FEATURE]

The cops have a nifty little tech toy that can track your phone to within a few feet. Should they need a search warrant first?

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