Drug War Chronicle #789 - June 27, 2013

1. CA Medical Marijuana Dispensary Numbers Shrink in Two-Pronged War of Attrition [FEATURE]

California's medical marijuana dispensary numbers are shrinking under a two-pronged local and federal attack, leaving patients in the lurch. Advocates want more of a fightback.

2. Good, Bad Drug Measures Die Along with Farm Bill

An amendment to allow limited hemp production passed the House, but the Farm Bill it was attached to was surprisingly defeated. On the upside, that also killed an amendment that would have let states drug test food stamp recipients.

3. Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Bill Moving

An Oregon bill that would create a state-registered system of medical marijuana outlets has passed the House and now moves to the state Senate.

4. Mayors Tell Feds to Butt Out on Marijuana Reforms

The US Conference of Mayors, representing the chief elected official in cities over 30,000, has come out strongly and unanimously to call for the feds to take a hands off approach to medical marijuana and marijuana legalization in the states.

5. Medical Marijuana Update

It's been a good week for medical marijuana in state legislatures, with New Hampshire now poised to become the 19th medical marijuana state, and that's just for starters. Meanwhile, the war of attrition against California dispensaries continues.

6. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A Wisconsin cop and a Washington cop face justice for their pervy behavior, and a New Mexico jail guard and a Georgia cop get in trouble over marijuana.

7. One Dead After Charlotte Police Stage Drug Sting on Elementary School Grounds

An undercover drug sting in a Charlotte school parking lot ended with an informant wounded and a marijuana seller dead, and local residents questioning police decisions.

8. NYC Drug Suspect Dies in Struggle with Bronx Cops

A Bronx man is dead after swallowing a bag of cocaine while struggling with police trying to arrest him. That's 16 drug war deaths so far this year.

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