Drug War Chronicle #811 - November 27, 2013

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1. DEA Raiding Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver! [FEATURE]

The DEA and IRS raided Denver-area dispensaries and grow ops Thursday. More than a dozen were hit, and it's not yet clear just why.

2. In Memoriam: Peter Lewis, Major Supporter of Drug Policy Reform

Progressive Insurance chairman Peter Lewis died Saturday at age 80. He had been a major funder of drug reform efforts, particularly marijuana.

3. Medical Marijuana Update

Massachusetts and Illinois prepare for medical marijuana dispensaries, action is picking up in state legislatures, and Americans for Safe Access issues a report on state compliance with federal enforcement priorities.

4. Oregon Solons to Take Up Marijuana Legalization

With marijuana legalization initiatives already gearing up in Oregon, a key lawmaker wants the legislature to put its own initiative before the voters.

5. Fort Worth Man Killed in Drug Raid

The year's 36th drug war fatality occured Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas. Guy with a gun met cops breaking down his door. Now he's dead.

6. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Cops in the drug war this week are accused of stealing snitch money, lying to get search warrants, growing and peddling pot, and engaging in a little coke-smuggling.

7. Chronicle AM -- November 21, 2013

Movement toward legal marijuana commerce continues in Washington, movement toward dispensaries continues in Massachusetts, medical marijuana polls very well in Florida, and more.

8. Chronicle AM -- November 22, 2013

The momentum for marijuana legalization continues in the US, but Australia's New South Wales rejects medical marijuana even for the terminally ill. There's plenty more news, too.

9. Chronicle AM -- November 25, 2013

Drug reform funder Peter Lewis dies, the Oregon legislature will consider a legalization initiative bill, medical marijuana patients are suing Health Canada, and more.

10. Chronicle AM -- November 26, 2013

Medical marijuana gets attention in the statehouse, another drug war atrocity in New Mexico, Greece's first safe injection site is open, and a gram of opium or a few pounds of pot can get you the death penalty if you're in the wrong place. And more.
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