Drug War Chronicle #929 - June 2, 2016

1. US Senator Calls on Feds to Investigate Purdue Pharma Over OxyContin Time-Effectiveness Claims

Purdue Pharma claims the drug is effective for 12 hours. The LA Times just reported that it isn't. Now, Sen. Ed Markey wants the feds to take a look.

2. Book Review: The Newbie's Guide to Cannabis and the Industry

So you want to be a marijuana mogul? Or maybe you're just a cannabis novice. We've got the book for you.

3. Reprint: Our October 2000 Interview with Gov. Gary Johnson

We reprint our October 2000 interview with Gary Johnson, then the governor of New Mexico, in the news this week as the presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party.

4. Medical Marijuana Update

Illinois' medical marijuana program is set to be extended and expanded, the Ohio legislature passes a medical marijuana bill, the Ohio medical marijuana initiative is now dead, and more.

5. This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

An Illinois detective steals from the dead, a Massachusetts cop extorts his coke-dealing snitch, and more. Let's get to it.

6. Chronicle AM: CA Polls 60% Support Legalization, Federal Forfeiture Reform Advances, More... (5/26/16)

It's looking good for California's pot legalization initiative, an Ohio medical marijuana bill heads for the governor's desk, a congressional committee approves federal asset forfeiture reform legislation, and more.

7. Chronicle AM: Federal Marijuana Charges Drop, Toronto Dispensary Raids Cause Ruckus, More... (5/27/16)

Federal marijuana trafficking charges are on the decline, Britain's prohibitionist Psychoactive Substances Act has gone into effect, Toronto dispensary raids cause a ruckus, and more.

8. Chronicle AM: CA MJ Driving Bill Killed, OH MedMJ Init Quits, More... (5/31/16)

An effort to create a per se marijuana DUID law in California ran into a brick wall of science, the Ohio effort to put a medical marijuana initiative on the ballot gives up the ghost, a US senator seeks an investigation into Purdue Pharma over its claims on OxyContin's extended effectiveness, and more.

9. Chronicle AM: CA MJ Ticket Race Disparities Persist, Bolivians Protest New US Law, More... (6/1/16)

Two presidential candiates get "A" grades on marijuana policy, racial disparities in marijuana law enforcement persist in Los Angeles even in the age of decriminalization, Bolivians protest a new US drug trafficking law that extends Uncle Sam's reach, and more.
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