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Drug War Chronicle #1133 - June 1, 2021

1. Mississippi's Medical Marijuana Law Struck Down Before It Can Take Effect [FEATURE]

Mississippi's medical marijuana law gets thrown out and the will of the voters denied on a technicality.

2. Making a Better Good Samaritan Law in North Carolina [FEATURE]

It's time for a better Good Samaritan law in North Carolina, and advocates are working to make it happen.

3. Making Marijuana Green [FEATURE]

The marijuana industry makes a major contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, but there are some obvious ways to change that.

4. Medical Marijuana Update

Mississippians rallied Tuesday to demand a legislative special session to restor the voter-approved medical marijuana law, a New Mexico patient sues over purchase and plant limits, and more.

5. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A Minnesota deputy cops a plea for being on fentanyl during a deadly high-speed pursuit, a small town Maine police offcer's problems just got much worse, and more.

6. CA Psychedelic Decrim Bill Advances, NM Patient Sues Over Purchase Limits, More... (5/20/21)

The Louisiana House rejected marijuana legalization but is now considering a legalization study resolution, Arizona's governor signs into law a bill legalizing fentanyl test strips, and more.

7. House Marijuana Legalization Bill Coming Soon, CO Doubles Legal Pot Possession Amounts, More... (5/21/21)

The House could see a marijuana legalization bill as early as next week, an Illinois marijuana social equity bill heads for a state House floor vote, and more.

8. LA House Passes Legal Pot Study Resolution, Peru Coca Zone Massacre, More... (5/25/21)

An Illinois marijuana equity bill heads for a House floor vote, a loosening of medical marijuana regulations during the pandemic may be made permanent in Pennsylvania, the Texas legislature advances bills to reduce penalties for pot concentrates and to study the therapeutic use of psychedelics, and more.

9. IL House Passes Marijuana Equity Bill, Mexican State Police Commander Gunned Down, More... (5/26/21)

A new poll shows strong support for marijuana legalization in the Mountaineer State, a Louisiana bill to end the threat of jail time for pot possession advances, and more.

10. Good Pot Polls in NH & UT, ME Drug Decrim Advances, More... (9/27/21)

Little Rock makes small-time pot possession the lowest law enforcement priority, a Texas medical marijuana expansion bill is now one House vote away from passing, and more.

11. Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in House, MD Governor Vetoes Paraphernalia Decrim, More... (5/28/21)

The proposed Biden budget retains the ban on selling and taxing marijuana in Washington, DC, marijuana consumption lounge bills are moving in California and Nevada, and more.
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