Drug War Chronicle #658 - November 11, 2010

1. Prop 19: What Went Right, What Went Wrong [FEATURE]

Everybody's got an opinion on why Prop 19 lost. The Chronicle examines what a range of movement leaders and other thinkers think it means -- and what the discussion of why Prop 19 lost itself means.

2. The Republican House and Drug Reform: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [FEATURE]

With the Republicans taking over the House, the landscape of Capitol Hill drug reform has shifted, mainly for the worse. But not entirely.

3. The Marijuana Legalization Movement Takes Aim at 2012 [FEATURE]

The post-mortems are still coming in from last week's elections, but the marijuana reform movement already has its eyes on 2012.

4. Election 2010: Races Still Undecided and Odds and Ends

It's not a done deal yet in the Arizona medical marijuana vote, the California attorney general vote, and a Washington state representative race of interest to drug reformers. Also, some election odds and ends.

5. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A sticky-fingered sheriff leads this week's list of law enforcement miscreants.

6. Dr. Mollie Fry's Medical Marijuana Conviction Upheld

The federal persecution of California medical marijuana providers continues. Now, upon losing an appeal, Dr. Mollie Fry and partner Dale Schafer are most likely headed for federal prison.

7. New Jersey Legislature Committees Reject Proposed Medical Marijuana Regulations

The battle over New Jersey medical marijuana regulations continues, with both Assembly and Senate committees passing resolutions saying the regs are inconsistent with the law and demanding they be rewritten.

8. Heritage Foundation Says Cut Drug Czar's Office, Byrne Grants, More

The Republicans ran on a vow to cut the budget deficit, but were short on specifics. The Heritage Foundation has a few ideas, including axing the drug czar's office and some other anti-drug spending.

9. Californians Still Want to Legalize Marijuana, Despite Prop 19 Results

A post-election poll strongly suggest that marijuana legalization could win in California in 2012.

10. Medical Marijuana Likely Coming Soon to Israeli Pharmacies

The acceptance of medical marijuana in Israel has taken another step forward, with a health ministry committee recommending it be considered as a medicine and made available in pharmacies.

11. This Week in History

Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
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