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Drug War Chronicle #1008 - February 1, 2018

1. Can Magic Mushrooms Fight Authoritarianism?

New research suggests that psilocybin use can promote an anti-authoritarian attitude.

2. Medical Marijuana Update

The medical marijuana movement loses a founding father, and the only other action this past week was a pair of CBD bills.

3. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

It's been a pretty quiet week on the corrupt front, but we've got another prison guard breaking bad and a police dispatcher who picked the wrong husband.

4. Chronicle AM: CA MJ Tax Bonanza, Mexico Legal MJ for Tourists, Corruption and Violence in Central American Drug Trade, More... (1/26/18)

California looks set to make big bucks from legalizing weed, Mexico's tourism minister suggests legalizing it at some of the countrys' biggest tourist beach resorts, the new Honduran national police chief has some explaining to do, and more.

5. Chronicle AM: MedMJ Icon Dennis Peron Dies, ALEC Spurns Drug-Free Zone Laws, More... (1/29/18)

A pioneer of the medical marijuana movement has died, the conservative group ALEC calls for reform of drug-free zone laws, the Trump administration is turning to private prisons, and more.

6. Chronicle AM: Amnesty Warns on Philippines Drug War, NY Safe Injection Site Push, More... (1/30/18)

Republican legislators are gumming things up in Maine and Virginia, a big coalition calls for preserving the drug czar's office, Amnesty International warns the Philippines, and more.

7. Chronicle AM: CA MJ Bank Plan, Israel Decrim Draft, No Drug Testing SD Lawmakers, More... (1/31/18)

California's treasurer wants to create a public bank for pot businesses, a New Jersey poll on legalization has mixed results, the Indiana House passes a CBD bill, Israel takes another step toward marijuana decrim, and more.
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