Drug War Chronicle #901 - September 10, 2015

1. Chronicle Book Review: "Stoned" by Dr. David Casarett

A self-described skeptic, Dr. David Casarett set out to find out the truth about medical marijuana. The result is his new book, "Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana." It's a good and interesting read.

2. Another Handful of Summer Drug War Deaths

Here are the most recent drug war deaths. Some get wider attention, some don't.

3. Medical Marijuana Update

The California legislature is still trying to pass a medical marijuana regulation bill, the ground looks fertile for another initiative in Arkansas, a Michigan bureaucrat overrides his advisory panel and refuses to allow PTSD as a qualifying condition, and more.

4. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

More cops with pill problems and more deputies with ethics problems.

5. Chronicle AM: FL Legalization Init to Roll Out, Dark Web's Largest Drug Market Shuts Down, More (8/27/2015)

The controversial ResponsibleOhio legalization initiative continues to make news, a Florida legalization initiative kicks-off tomorrow, the Dark Web's biggest drug marketplace is shutting down -- at least temporarily -- and more.

6. Chronicle AM: MI Rejects MedMJ for Autistic Kids, US Rejects Afghanistan Opium Eradication...For Now, More (8/28/2015)

California could still see a medical marijuana regulation bill this year, a Michigan officials ignores his own advisory panel and bars medical marijuana for autistic kids, California counties strike out in an effort to make Big Pharma pay for damages related to prescription opiates, and more.

7. Chronicle AM: MA Legalization Inits Get Go-Ahead, DC Needle Exchanges Cut HIV Infections, More (9/8/15)

Two sets of Massachusetts legalizers get the go-ahead for signature gathering, Denver activists will negotiate with the city over social marijuana use, Hillary Clinton unveils drug policy proposals, DC HIV infections drop thanks to needle exchanges, and more.

8. Chronicle AM: Psychedelics Could Treat Anxiety, PTSD; British MPs to Debate Marijuana Legalization, More (9/9/15)

Another Indian tribe will grow marijuana, Arkansas voters want medical marijuana, British MPs will debate marijuana legalization, psychedelic drugs may have value in treating some mental conditions, and more.
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