Drug War Chronicle #723 - March 1, 2012

1. After Supreme Court Win, Antoine Jones Still Seeks Justice [FEATURE]

Antoine Jones may have won a landmark Supreme Court GPS search and seizure case, but he's still in prison, and he's not too happy about that.

2. Review Essay: The Border and Mexico's Drug Wars

The literature of the Mexican drug war and the border continues to expand. Here, we look at four recent titles.

3. New Offer for Donating Members: "The Marijuana Conviction"

We are pleased to introduce our newest offer for donating members, the drug policy classic reprint: "The Marijuana Conviction: A History of Marijuana Prohibition in the United States." This is one is available for donations of just $22 or more.

4. Seattle Mayor Says It's Time to Legalize Marijuana

Seattle's mayor has made a clarion call for marijuana legalization as his state prepares to vote on the issue in November.

5. LEAP Urges Canada to Reject Harsh Crime Bill

LEAP has intervened in the Canadian debate over the Tories' harsh crime bill. So far at least they're not listening, to LEAP or others, but the pressure mounts.

6. INCB Attacks Bolivia on Coca Stance

The International Narcotics Control Board is "concerned" that Bolivia is rejecting part of an international anti-drug treaty, but two prominent NGOs said the INCB is off base in its criticisms.

7. Medical Marijuana Update

Medical marijuana is making news all around the country, from city halls to federal court houses, not to mention dispensaries and patients' homes.

8. Napolitano Insists Mexico Drug War Not a Failure

As the rumbles for a new approach to drug policy deepen in Latin America, DHS Secretary Napolitano is defending the old prohibitionist approach.

9. Colorado to Vote on Regulating Rather Than Prohibiting Marijuana

And then there were two. It's official: Colorado will vote on marijuana legalization in November, joining Washington state.

10. California Bill Would De-Felonize Drug Possession

California Sen. Mark Leno has introduced a bill that would reduce simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor.

11. Anti-Meth Prescription Pseudoephedrine Bills Defeated

Lawmakers trying to stop meth labs by forcing people get to a prescription for popular pseudoephedrine-based cold medications like Sudafed are running into strong opposition.

12. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A police chief popping pills from the evidence room, a sheriff slinging meth, and that's just the lowlights.

13. This Week in History

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