Drug War Chronicle #809 - November 14, 2013

1. A Clean, Well-Lit Place to Shoot Dope -- In Your City, Soon? [FEATURE]

Supervised injection sites for hard drug users are a proven public health and harm reduction intervention. Advocates and activists say the time is now to start opening them in the US.

2. Maryland Majority for Marijuana Legalization

Maryland is now the latest state to report a majority in favor of marijuana legalization, according to a new Goucher Poll.

3. Medical Marijuana Update

Budweiser sponsors a medical marijuana campaign event in Arkansas, California localities continue to grapple with regulating the business, and there is action afoot in Utah. And that's not all.

4. Newark Cops Kill Alleged Drug Dealer, Neighbors Attack Police

A Newark, New Jersey, man is dead at the hands of drug police after they said he approached them with a loaded weapon (how did they know?), but angry neighbors had a different version of events.

5. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

A dirty cop in Philly costs convictions, two abusive Border Patrol agents get sent away, and we have a trifecta of crooked jail guards.

6. Chronicle AM -- November 7, 2013

Portland's police chief demonstrates why local initiatives are only a start, a new Urban Institute report has ideas for reducing the federal prison population, the Irish parliament rejects marijuana legalization on its first go round, and more.

7. Chronicle AM -- November 8, 2013

State level marijuana legalization activists look ahead, Colorado announces hemp farming rules, Denver backs away from a backyard pot-smoking ban, and strife continues in Mexico.

8. Chronicle AM -- November 11, 2013

Utah is getting organized for marijuana law reform, the NAACP is supporting a "states' rights" federal marijuana bill, attention turns to the drug war south of the border in Washington, and more.

9. Chronicle AM -- November 12, 2013

Marijuana and medical marijuana activism continues, a prescription drug monitoring bill moves in Pennsylvania, a West Virginia official jumps to conclusions on drug testing results, and Israelis are switching from hash to buds.

10. Chronicle AM -- November 13, 2013

Uruguay appears poised to legalize marijuana Friday, the Afghan opium crop is at an all-time high, and the ACLU issues a report on people doing life without parole for nonviolent offenses. And there's more.
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