Drug War Chronicle #1063 - April 25, 2019

1. DHS Considers Classifying Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction [FEATURE]

Is this a serious effort to protect the country, or is it a cynical exercise in bureaucratic budget-bolstering instead?

2. With Marijuana Policy and Democratic Presidential Candidates, Joe Biden is the Odd Man Out

In the ever-swelling field of Democratic presidential contenders, and their myriad differences, support for some form of marijuana legalization is almost -- but not quite -- universal.

3. Medical Marijuana Update

The action is all down South this week as Arkansas vows to reissue medical marijuana cards, a Texas medical marijuana bill heads to the House floor, and more.

4. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Prison guards go wild, a Customs and Border Protection agent heads for federal prison, and more.

5. Chronicle AM: Louisiana Cannabis Poll, Feds Raid Appalachian Opioid Prescribers, More... (4/18/19)

A new poll finds Louisianans are ready to free the weed, Georgia medical marijuana patients will soon be able to access CBD cannabis oils, a Peruvian clash that left two coca-growers dead raises international concern, and more.

6. Chronicle AM: New CBS Pot Poll, CO Drug Defelonization Passes House, More... (4/19/19)

A new CBS poll has record support for marijuana legalization, Vermont's governor throws up an obstacle to the tax and regulate bill, the US immigration agency says using marijuana or even working in the state-legal industry makes immigrants "morally unfit" to become citizens, and more.

7. Chronicle AM: NC Overdose=Murder Bill Hearing Set, Malay MedMJ Provider Escapes Death Penalty, More... (4/22/19)

It's a step back for harm reduction in one Michigan county, a potential step back in North Carolina, a Malay medical marijuana provider escapes the death penalty but still faces hard time, and more.

8. Chronicle AM: CO Drug Defelonization Bill Advances, Mexico Murders, Colombia Massacres, More... (4/23/19)

Drug prohibition is engendering new levels of violence in Mexico and Colombia, the Denver city council deals a blow to would-be social consumption business operators, the FDA approves generic naloxone, and more.

9. Chronicle AM: Bill to Cut CA Marijuana Tax Advances, Prison Population Continues to Decline, More... (4/24/19)

A bill to cut California pot taxes is moving, a New Hampshire legalization bill gets a hearing, the US prison population continues a decade-long decline, and more.
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