Drug War Chronicle #694 - July 28, 2011

1. Medical Marijuana on the Move in Ohio [FEATURE]

Ohio medical marijuana patients are growing increasingly tired of waiting for the legislature to act, so they are now planning two different initiative campaigns aimed at November 2012.

2. Chronicle Book Review: At The Devil's Table

With "At the Devil's Table," investigative journalist William Rempel takes the reader on a ride to the dark heart of the Cali cartel. And what a ride it is!

3. NAACP Calls for End to War on Drugs

In a historic step, the nation's largest and oldest black advocacy group has formally come out against the war on drugs.

4. Medical Marijuana Group Appeals DEA Rescheduling Decision

Americans for Safe Access is appealing in the federal courts the DEA's decision to keep marijuana Schedule I under the Controlled Substances Act.

5. Mexico Drug War Update

The violence rages unabated in Mexico...

6. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A sheriff whose alleged theft from the evidence room might be excused, a prison guard who also heads a violent biker gang, another prison guard with dope and an eye for the ladies, a pill peddling suburban cop, and a bribe-taking small town cop all make the rogues' gallery this week.

7. Cuomo Signs NY Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Bill

Faced with rising drug overdose deaths, New York is the latest -- and largest -- state to pass a 911 Good Samaritan law allowing people to seek help without fear of prosecution.

8. California Marijuana Legalization Initiative Approved for Petitioning

The first horse is out of the gate in the California 2012 marijuana legalization initiative sweepstakes.

9. National Poll Finds Support for Welfare Drug Testing

Americans feel pretty strongly that welfare applicants and recipients should be subject to drug testing, according to a new poll, but the findings could be skewed.

10. Canada Marijuana Arrests Jump Dramatically

Marijuana arrests jumped in Canada last year, and activists want to know why.

11. This Week in History

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