Drug War Chronicle #886 - May 14, 2015

1. The First Stage of Our New Campaign Was Successful

Our campaign to change global drug policy saw its first stage come to fruition with the release last week of our sign-on statement and media coverage. Your help is needed now to ensure this work can continue without interruption.

2. Colombia Suspends Use of Aerial Herbicide to Kill Coca Crops [FEATURE]

Finally.

3. Two Mississippi Cops Killed in Traffic Stop Turned Drug Search

A "routine traffic stop" that turned into an attempted drug search left two Mississippi police officers dead last Saturday night.

4. Chronicle AM: TX MJ Legalization Bill Wins Committee Vote !); Decrim Advances in DE, IL, More (5/7/15)

Holy Cow! A marijuana legalization bill wins a committee vote in Texas! Also, decrim bills are moving in Delaware and Illinois, welfare drug testing gets shot down by Democrats in Iowa, but advances thanks to Republicans in Wisconsin, and more.

5. Chronicle AM: Fiorina on Drugs, Hawaii Dispensaries, Drugs on the UN Agenda More (5/8/15)

Marijuana reforms pass the Kansas House, a dispensary bill passes the Hawaii legislature, another Ohio legalization initiative is moving, one Republican presidential contender makes some nice noises about drug policy, and more.

6. Chronicle AM: Million Marijuana Marches, WA April Rec Pot Sales Hit $25 Million, More (5/11/15)

It was a quiet weekend on the drug policy front, except for the Million Marijuana Marches in cities around the world, and all the news was marijuana-related.
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