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Obama Commutes 22 Drug Sentences, Including Eight Lifers

In one fell swoop, President Obama has doubled the number of drug offenders whose sentences he has commuted. He cut the sentences for 22 of them today.

Here Comes Italy: The Next Country to Legalize Marijuana? [FEATURE]

Momentum is mounting in Rome to make Italy the next country to legalize marijuana. A multilpartisan group of parliamentarians is looking at possible models for legalization, and the national anti-Mafia agency has weighed in too.

Chronicle AM: CO Defends Pot Law, Drug Testing News, Feds Target Reddit Users, More (3/30/15)

Colorado defends its pot law at the Supreme Court, a DC seed sharing event goes big on its second day, pediatricians reject drug testing in schools, two courts set limits on worker drug testing, the feds go after Reddit users over dark web drug sales, and more.

Two More Drug War Deaths This Week

A Virginia man and a Florida man are the 14th and 15th drug war fatalities of the year.

Chronicle AM: CA Legalization Progress Report, DC Seed Share Event Draws Hundreds, More (3/27/15)

Check out the progress report on pot legalization in California, DC's seed share event is a big success, more delays for CBD in Florida, medical marijuana bills move in New Jersey, and more

California Bill Seeks to Name Three Obscure Substances "Date Rape Drugs," Enhance Penalties [FEATURE]

A bill that seeks to address date rape by going after three obscure drugs misses the forest for the trees -- and threatens a lot of people who aren't rapists.

Crucial New Campaign Needs Your Help

StoptheDrugWar.org has launched the first US coalition targeting international drug policy in the broad sense. But we need your support to make it happen.

This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A DC FBI agent's heroin habit gets the best of him, a sticky-fingered Utah narc is in trouble, so are four Memphis jail guards, and crooked cops in San Francisco and Houston head for prison.

Medical Marijuana Update

There is now a House version of the federal CARERS Act, California regulatory squabbles continue, CBD cannabis oil bills move in the darndest places, and more.

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