Drug War Chronicle #1146 - December 17, 2021

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1. Should Marijuana Banking Wait for Legalization? [FEATURE]

With pot shops targeted by criminal gangs, the debate continues over whether the SAFE Banking Act would help, and whether it should be supported before legalization can pass or not.

2. Keeping It Real: Duterte's Drug War Slaughter and the ICC [EVENT VIDEO]

Footage of our latest human rights and the drug war event.

3. How the Global Drug War’s Victims Are Fighting Back [FEATURE]

A virtual event held last summer sheds light on continuing global drug war abuses -- and some means of fighting back.

4. Medical Marijuana Update

A fairly quiet week on the medical front, with just a couple of states making some program changes.

5. LA Times Endorses Safe Injection Sites, New Zealand to Ban Cigarettes By Raising Legal Age, More... (12/9/21)

SAMHSA announces historic harm reduction grants, South Dakota marijuana legalization campaigners say their signature-gathering campaign is going well, Michigan's governor signs a bill easing burdens on medical marijuana growers, and more.

6. Yet Another Poll Shows Strong Marijuana Legalization Support, Canada Decrim Platform, More... (12/10/21)

Member states of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs block a human rights expert from presenting a report on arbitrary detentions, a Missouri bill would end police searches based solely on the odor of marijuana, and more.

7. St. Louis Repeals Marijuana Law, Haiti President Likely Murdered by Well-Heeled Drug Traffickers, More... (12/13/21)

No more pre-employment marijuana testing in Philly starting next month, Malta is set to become the first country is Europe to legalize weed this week, and more.

8. Senate Names Meth an "Emerging Drug Threat," UFCW Marijuana Industry Unionization, More... (12/14/21)

A bad batch of synthetic cannabinoids is sickening people in Florida, Chicago is handing out fentanyl test strips in a bid to bring down record overdose numbers, and more.

9. Malta Legalizes Marijuana, NY GOP US Reps Back Bill to "Defund de Blasio's Injection Sites," More... (12/15/21)

A therapeutic psilocybin bill is filed in New York, the prosecutor in Arizona's second most populous county is at least temporarily not prosecuring drug possession cases, and more.
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