Drug War Chronicle #1120 - January 20, 2021

1. Year from Hell II: The Top Ten International Drug Policy Stories of 2020 [FEATURE]

Here are the biggest world drug policy stories of 2020.

2. These Five States Are Well-Placed to Legalize Marijuana This Year [FEATURE]

Which states could legalize marijuana in 2021? Here are some of the brightest prospects.

3. Federal Appeals Court Rules Planned Philadelphia Safer Injection Site Violates Drug Law [FEATURE]

There's a bad news appeals court ruling out of Philadelphia, but there could still be hope in other parts of the country.

4. Medical Marijuana Update

Medical marijuana bills are being filed in state legislatures, and more.

5. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A major federal operation in Georgia sweeps up three prison guards, three Virgin Island cops are in hot water after a planeload of cocaine got caught in Miami, and more.

6. Federal Appeals Court Rules Safe Injection Sites Illegal, Most Think Marijuana Is Safer than Alcohol, More... (1/13/21)

A federal appeals court has put the kibosh on a proposed Philadelphia safer injection site, a Michigan prosecutor says no more magic mushrooms prosecutions, and more.

7. Feds Loosen Up Buprenorphine Prescribing, VA Marijuana Legalization Bill, More... (1/15/21)

State legislatures are beginning to turn their sights to marijuana legalization, the Trump administration loosens restrictions on prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder, and more.

8. US and Mexico in Drug War Tiff, IL Passes Bill to Abolish Cash Bail, Santa Fe DA Softens Drug Charges, More... (1/19/21)

Marijuana legalization and medical marijuana bills get filed in Nebraska, the US and Mexico spar over the undone arrest of a former defense minister, a Washington state bill to allow home cultivation gets a hearing, and more.
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