Drug War Chronicle #1032 - August 16, 2018

1. Saying Goodbye to Mr. Methadone: Dr. Bob Newman Dead at Age 80

They called him "Mr. Methadone" for a reason.

2. Horrible Wisconsin "Cocaine Mom" Law Could Finally Be Repealed

Advocates are hoping a campaign aimed at changing public opinion can do what the courts have so far failed to do: kill the law.

3. This Surprising State Could Be the Next to Legalize Marijuana [FEATURE]

Hint: It's located between Canada and South Dakota.

4. Psychedelics Are Showing Real Promise for Treating Mental Disorders

These powerful substances are making their way into the heart of the psychology establishment and starting to be understood as powerful therapeutic tools.

5. Does Microdosing Psychedelics Really Improve Your Life?

Some groundbreaking research begins to look for answers.

6. Medical Marijuana Update

A new bill in Guam would allow home cultivation, Oklahoma officials still have issues with the voter-approved medical marijuana initiative, and more.

7. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A Mississippi sheriff is in a heap of trouble, a Mississippi prison guard gets caught with contraband.

8. Chronicle AM: Norway Heroin-Assisted Treatment Plan, NJ Pol Says Marijuana Legalization "Soon," More... (8/10/18)

New Jersey's Senate president says marijuana legalization is coming "soon," the Norwegians begin moving toward heroin-assisted treatment, and more.

9. Chronicle AM: ND MJ Init Makes November Ballot, Colombia to Forcibly Uproot Coca, More... (8/13/18)

North Dakota becomes the second state (after Michigan) to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative this year, Denver's mayor comes around on legalization, the UN will review marijuana's status under international law, and more.

10. Chronicle AM: MPP Gets New Director, Ontario Pot Shops to Be Private Not State-Run, More... (8/14/18)

The Marijuana Policy Project picks a veteran criminal justice advocate as its new head, Canada's most populous province makes a last-minute switch from state-run to privately-run pot shops, and more.
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