Drug War Chronicle #778 - April 4, 2013

1. The Rocky Mountain Road to Legal Marijuana Commerce [FEATURE]

The process of crafting a regulatory regime for marijuana commerce is well underway in Colorado, but the clock is ticking.

2. Donations Needed This Month to End Prohibition

StoptheDrugWar.org needs your support to continue our work during the most important time in drug reform we've ever seen. We have gifts to send you too, with donations of $15 or more.

3. Medical Marijuana Now On Sale in Czech Pharmacies

Medical marijuana is now on sale in pharmacies in the Czech Republic.

4. DEA Targets FedEx, UPS in Online Pharmacy Battle

In its war against the diversion of prescription pills, the DEA has targeted doctors, pharmacies, wholesale drug suppliers, and now package delivery services. UPS has buckled, but FedEx is resisting.

5. Marijuana Possession Now Decriminalized in Rhode Island

It's no April Fools' Day joke -- Rhode Island has decriminalized marijuana.

6. Medical Marijuana Update

Medical marijuana bills were laid to rest in two states this week, changes in the medical marijuana law went into effect in another, and Massachusetts now appears set to open dispensaries by year's end. There's more news, too.

7. Afghan Opium Cultivation Rising, Officials Say

Afghan farmers are cultivating more opium than last year, officials said Monday.

8. Sinaloa Cartel Dominates Meth Trade, Report Finds

Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel dominates the meth trade and is getting rich doing so, a new report finds.

9. Kentucky Legislature Passes Industrial Hemp Bill

Hemp has made it through the legislature in Kentucky. Now, will the Democratic governor sign the Republican-supported bill?

10. Welfare Drug Testing Bills Moving in Kansas, Texas

Republican legislators in Kansas and Texas advanced public benefits drug testing bills this week.

11. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A Texas cop gets caught pilfering pain pills, a Georgia sheriff's captain gets nailed for trying to frame a woman, and a Louisiana police chief is accused of having sticky fingers.

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