Drug War Chronicle #907 - October 23, 2015

1. Canada's Liberals Sweep to Victory -- With a Legalization Platform

A Liberal victory in Canada's elections Monday means marijuana legalization should be coming soon to the Great White North.

2. Will Ohio Legalize Marijuana Next Month? [FEATURE]

The ResponsibleOhio initiative doesn't have a lot of friends, but it has a lot of money, and it looks like a lot of voter support.

3. New Gallup Poll Has Support for Marijuana Legalization at 58%

The trend toward support for marijuana legalization continues.

4. Medical Marijuana Update

A California federal judge has told the Justice Department to butt out of state-legal marijuana businesses in a case involving the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, the Brookings Institution has a new report on the feds stifling research, ASA has a new report on the beneficial impacts of dispensaries, and more.

5. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

It's a twofer of tarnished badges in Baltimore, and an LAX TSA agent was a bit too helpful for his own good.

6. Chronicle AM: Portland Nixes "Green Light District," Afghan Opium Decline, More (10/15/15)

No pot tourism district for Portland -- at least for now -- New Jersey gets a fifth dispensary, Croatia legalizes medical marijuana, Afghan opium production fell by nearly half last year, and more.

7. Chronicle AM: Australia Okays Medical Marijuana, NJ Legalization Rally Tomorrow, More (10/16/15)

There's a legalization rally in Trenton tomorrow, ASA has a new report on the impact of dispensaries, Mexico cartel violence flares at a Pacific port, Australia okays medical marijuana, and more.

8. Chronicle AM: UN Decriminalization Drama, Global Undertreatment of Pain Report, More (10/19/15)

A thousand march for marijuana in Dallas, a few dozen in Montgomery; a UNODC document calling for drug decriminalization gets leaked and then yanked, the Global Commission on Drug Policy issues a report on pain, and more.

9. Chronicle AM: Canada Election Should Bring MJ Legalization, Ohio Init in Dead Heat, More (10/20/15)

Canada's Liberals have vowed to legalize marijuana, and now they've just won the election; the Ohio legalization initiative looks like it will be a squeaker, a federal judge rules in favor of marijuana businesses in legal states, and more.

10. Chronicle AM: Gallup Poll: 58% for Marijuana Legalization, MI Forfeiture Reforms Signed, More (10/21/15)

The trend toward supporting marijuana legalization is becoming ever more apparent, asset forfeiture reforms become law in Michigan, but get attacked by law enforcement in Tennessee, harm reductionists call on the UN to officially release a drug decriminalization document, and more.

11. Chronicle AM: Federal Sentencing Reform Advances, OH Legalization Init in Dead Heat, More (10/22/15)

It's nail-biting time for pot legalizers in Ohio -- and in California--the Obama administration rolls out new measures to deal with heroin and prescription opiates, a federal sentencing reform bill advances, and more.
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