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Drug War Chronicle #1014 - April 6, 2018

Due to a combination of critical work projects, staff travel, and some sick time, we fell behind on sending out the email edition of Drug War Chronicle the last few weeks. Please accept our apology for the lapse.

Note that all Chronicle articles appear first on our web site, and have been available from https://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle throughout this period. Also, the articles which didn't go out by email can all be accessed at https://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/1013.

We will soon be posting a report on our event with Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs meeting in Vienna.

1. Culture Shock: American Activists Confront Compassionate Portuguese Drug Policy [FEATURE]

Who knew governments could actually do good things in the realm of drug policy?

2. Europe's Top Five Cities for Cocaine, Ecstasy, and Speed Use

Wastewater analysis can reveal many secrets, including the continent's party hot spots.

3. Rollin' With the Dragon: Opioids Are Gaining Popularity in the Club Scene

The electronic dance music scene is most commonly associated with Molly, but there's a new kid in town now.

4. Seven Occupations That Don't Require You to Take a Drug Test to Get Hired [FEATURE]

If you're not interested in pre-employment drug testing, go here.

5. Medical Marijuana Update

Busy, busy, busy. Legislatures across the land grapple with medical marijuana, an Arkansas judge puts that state's program on hold, and more.

6. Chronicle AM: DEA Deploys Against Opioids, NY Gov's Criminal Justice Plan, More... (3/29/18)

Mucho medical marijuana, a Connecticut legalization bill gets a hearing, the DEA is deploying 250 agents to fight opioids, Louisiana could get a full-fledged needle exchange program, and more.

7. Chronicle AM: Pot-Friendly States Want Sessions Meeting, Indonesia Regressing on Drugs, More... (3/30/18)

Treasurers from a handful of marijuana-friendly states ask for a meeting with Attorney General Sessions, Massachusetts pot shops can seek licenses beginning next week, Indonesia's latest draft criminal code reform is not exactly progressive on drug policy, and more.

8. Chronicle AM: Opioid 'Scrips Decline in Legal Weed States, Swiss Consider Legal MJ Sales Pilot Program, More... (4/2/18)

Two new studies find that opioid prescriptions and daily doses decline in legal marijuana states, the Swiss are on the verge of a legal marijuana sales pilot program, and more.

9. Chronicle AM: Decrim Vote in Albuquerque, Bad "Fake Weed" in Illinois, More... (4/3/18)

A legalization bill fails in Arizona, another one sputters in Connecticut, a bad batch of synthetic cannabinoids is wreaking havoc in Illinois, and more.

10. Chronicle AM: NJ Opioid Fight Plan, WI Forfeiture Bill Signed, NJ Pot Poll, More... (4/4/18)

Alaska regulators return to the issue of social use, a Tennessee medical marijuana bill dies, New Jersey's governor outlines a plan to fight opioid abuse, and more.

11. Chronicle AM: AZ Bill Would Speed Adoption of Drug-Exposed Babies, CT Pot Bill Advances, More... (4/5/18)

A Connecticut legalization bill advances, Michigan GOP lawmakers are worried a legalization initiative there will drive turnout and drive them from office, Tennessee lawmakers pass a bill to end civil asset forfeiture, and more.
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