Drug War Chronicle #1155 - March 3, 2022

1. Rhode Island Marijuana Legalization Bill Rolled Out [FEATURE]

The Rhode Island legislature is about to get serious about legalizing marijuana.

2. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A Raleigh cop gets cop slining cocaine from his patrol car, a small-town North Carolina former police chief just got himself in even bigger trouble, and more.

3. MD MJ Legalization Referendum Bill Advances, SD Senate Approves Legalization, More... (2/24/22)

A California bill would provide protections to workers for off-duty marijuana use, the New Mexico Supreme Court rules medical marijuana purchases are not subject to a state tax, and more.

4. J&J and Drug Distributors Settle Opioid Lawsuits, SD Gov Cool to MJ Legalization Bill, More... (2/25/22)

An Idaho legislator worried that substitute teachers are selling drugs to kids gets a teacher testing bill out of committee, Tennessee is the latest state to see a fentanyl test strip legalization bill, and more.

5. SD Marijuana Legalization Advances, Congress Extends Fentanyl Analog Criminalization Again, More... (2/18/22)

A South Dakota tribe is defending non-tribal medical marijuana cardholders who have been arrested by state and local police.

6. Congress Passes Bill Naming Meth "Emerging Threat," RI Lawmakers Roll Out Marijuana Legalization Bill, More... (3/1/22)

Virginia House Republicans block an early roll-out of recreational marijuana sales, Rhose Island lawmakers unveil a long-anticipated marijuana legalization bill, and more.

7. SD Legal Pot Bill "Smoked Out" and Revived, UT Therapeutic Psychedelic Task Force Bill Passes, More... (3/2/22)

A coalition of marijuana and civil rights groups is demanding a House floor vote on a marijuana legalization bill, the Transportation Department is moving toward approval oral drug testing for truckers, and more.
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