Drug War Chronicle #1005 - January 11, 2018

1. America Declares War on Jeff Sessions' Threatened War on Marijuana [FEATURE]

The attorney general may have done us a favor by heightening the contradictions of federal marijuana prohibition.

2. Vermont Legislature Approves Noncommercial Marijuana Legalization Bill

The measure would allow the possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana, but not legal stores.

3. ALERT: Trump is Promoting Savage Human Rights Abuses in Countries' Drug Wars

Words from the US president make a global impact, and some of Trump's words about the drug war have been among the worst.

4. ALERT: Save Marijuana Legalization

Jeff Sessions is trying to turn back marijuana legalization and even medical marijuana. Don't let him do it.

5. Medical Marijuana Update

An effort to undo racial inequities faces a challenge in Ohio, Oklahomans will go to the polls to vote for medical marijuana in June, three members of the Kettle Falls Five win a major court victory, and more.

6. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A state prison guard, a small town cop, and an Arkansas prosecutor's investigator all go down.

7. Chronicle AM: Sessions Opens Door to Renewed Federal War on Marijuana, More... (1/4/18)

It took him a year, but Attorney General Sessions has now torn up the Cole memo, opening the way for a renewed federal war on marijuana. Vermont legislators are advancing a legalization bill anyway, New York's governor calls for criminal justice reforms, and more.

8. Chronicle AM: AG's Pot Move Sparks Outrage, VT House Votes to Legalize, More... (1/5/18)

The attorney general's war on marijuana proves unpopular, marijuana proves popular (again), Vermont moves forward on a legalization bill, and more.

9. Chronicle AM: Trump Touts "Very Harsh" Drug Policies, CA Marijuana "Sanctuary State" Bill, More... (1/8/17)

A California lawmaker revives his marijuana sanctuary state bill, President Trump lauds "very harsh" drug policies, Mexico's prohibition-related violence continues, and more.

10. Chronicle AM: NH House Passes Marijuana Legalization, CO Safe Injection Site Sought, More... (1/9/18)

Attorney General Sessions' announcement last week of a possible renewed war on marijuana continues to reverberate, the New Hampshire House passes a bill to legalize possession and cultivation, but not sales; Colorado lawmakers want a safe injection site as part of their response to the opioid crisis, and more.

11. Chronicle AM: VT Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization, US Prisoner Numbers Drop Again, More... (1/10/18)

Vermont is just a governor's signature away from becoming the first state to legalize weed at the statehouse, Maine stakeholders reach agreement on a legalization implementation bill, the US prisoner population declines for the third straight year, and more.
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