Drug War Chronicle #882 - April 16, 2016

1. To the Bitter End: The 9 States Where Marijuana Will Be Legalized Last [FEATURE]

We know the end is coming, but marijuana prohibition is going to have to be undone state by state. Here are the ones least likely to jump on the bandwagon.

2. New Mexico Ends Civil Asset Forfeiture

New Mexico becomes the first state in the nation to end civil asset forfeiture and the abuses it engenders.

3. Another Week, Another Pair of Drug War Deaths

A New Orleans man is killed after shooting it out with police, and a South Carolina is killed during a drug raid at his home.

4. Medical Marijuana Update

There's action on Capitol Hill, Tennessee passes a CBD cananbis oil bill, a Hawaii dispensary bill moves, Washington sends a medical marijuana overhaul bill to the governor, and more.

5. Florida Man Dies After Eating Drugs to Avoid Bust

A traffic stop for tinted windows turns fatal for a Florida man.

6. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Looks like we've got us a Big City Bad Boys edition this week, with the exception of a pair of crooked Louisiana cops, but that pair is pretty special, too.

7. Chronicle AM: Obama Talks Ganja in Jamaica, NM Ends Policing for Profit, More (4/10/15)

President Obama talks ganja in Jamaica, a federal banking official talks shop in Colorado, New Mexico takes a historic step to end civil asset forfeiture, and more.

8. Chronicle AM: Rand Paul Talks Drugs, CA Legalization Meetings, WI Legalization Bill, More (4/13/15)

Rand Paul has a campaign theme he hopes will resonate, Californians will be meeting to plot a legalization initiative next year, a Maryland pot paraphernalia decrim bill heads to the governor, the British Labor Party is hinting at a softening of its hard-line drug policy, and more.

9. Chronicle AM: IA & VA Pot Polls; Ecuador Reform Bill, New Federal Cosponsors, More (4/14/15)

Congress is back and reform bills are picking up new cosponsors, new polls have Iowa dead even on pot legalization and Virginia favoring it, a major medical marijuana conference is coming, Ecuador begins debating a groundbreaking drug reform bill, and more.

10. Chronicle AM: Pro-Legalization Majority in Pew Poll, DEA Chief on Hot Seat Over Sex Scandals, More (4/15/15)

Another poll has a national majority for legalization, the DEA head gets skewered over taxpayer-funded sex scandals, the Senate Judiciary Committee eyes civil asset forfeiture reform, and much, much more.
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