Drug War Chronicle #1134 - June 15, 2021

1. The Push to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition This Year Is Now Underway [FEATURE]

The MORE Act is back, and the effort to end federal marijuana prohibition in Congress this year is now underway.

2. ICC Prosecutor Announces Request to Authorize Philippines Investigation

Amid increasing warnings from officials of the International Criminal Court about insufficient resources and a need to prioritize, the ICC's Chief Prosecutor on the second-to-last day of her term sought authorization from the court's pretrial chamber to proceed with an investigation into the Philippine drug war killings.

3. Medical Marijuana Update

Mississippi's Republican governor says the legislature should create a medical marijuana program, a Pennsylvania court upholds the unemployment claims of a patient fired for off-the-job medical marijuana use, and more.

4. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A dope-slinging Michigan detective gets popped, a Tennessee constable was seizing drugs and training his drug dogs with it instead of turning it in, and more.

5. CT Senate Votes to Legalize Marijuana, VT Governor Signs Marijuana Social Equity Bill, More... (6/8/21)

Louisiana is one signature away from marijuana decriminalization, Colorado's governor signs a bill tightening up medical marijuana regulations, and more.

6. National Poll Find Majority Supports Drug Decrim, CT Legal Pot Bill Delayed, More... (6/9/21)

Connecticut's marijuana legalization bill gets bumped to a special session later this month, Washington state marijuana regulators allow pot shops to hand out free joints to people who get vaccinated in-store, and more.

7. NY Syringe Legalization Passes Senate, Portugal Ponders Marijuana Legalization, More... (6/10/21)

Marijuana legalization bills in Delaware and Rhode Island get delayed, Morocco's parliament has approved the legalization of hemp and medical marijuana, and more.

8. Idaho Activists Ponder Two Marijuana Initiatives for 2022, Asian Meth Boomed During Pandemic, More... (6/11/21)

Brazil's lower chamber of parliament approves a hemp and medical marijuana bill, a federal appeals court hears arguments in marijuana rescheduling case, and more.

9. Supreme Court Rejects Reduced Charges for Low-Level Crack Offenders, ICC Prosecutor Seeks to Open Philippine Drug War Investigation, More... (6/14/21)

Connecticut lawmakers will meet in special session this week in a bid to get marijuana legalization done, Wyoming activists began initiative campaigns for marijuana decriminalization and medical marijuana, and more.
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