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Drug War Chronicle

Comprehensive coverage of the War on Drugs since 1997

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    This Week in History

    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
  • LEAP members pass by the White House as they deliver their report to the drug czar's office.
    LEAP members pass by the White House as they deliver their report to the drug czar's office.

    Cops Say Forty Years of War on Drugs is Enough [FEATURE]

    To mark the 40th anniversary of Nixon's declaration of the war on drugs, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition has released a scathing report calling for it to end.
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    prohibition corrupts with cash (image via Wikimedia)

    This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

    We've got it all this week: jail guards, police dispatchers, parole officers, big city narcs, small town deputies...
  • Gov. Gary Johnson -- you didn't see him on CNN for the debate. (Image via Wikimedia.org)
    Gov. Gary Johnson -- you didn't see him on CNN for the debate. (Image via Wikimedia.org)

    Gary Johnson Snubbed in CNN GOP Presidential Debate

    The CNN Republican presidential debate tonight will include the self-destructing Newt Gingrich and the unannounced candidate Michelle Bachmann, but not announced candidate Gary Johnson.
  • Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) has vetoed a smelly asset forfeiture bill. (Image courtesy state of Indiana)
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) has vetoed a smelly asset forfeiture bill. (Image courtesy state of Indiana)

    Daniels Vetoes Indiana Asset Forfeiture "Reform"

    Police and prosecutors in Indiana were violating the state constitution by failing to turn in seized funds to the school fund, so the legislature tried to fix it by saying they didn't have to. Now, the governor has done the right thing and vetoed that bill.
  • The mean streets of Camden. And they think late-night Chinese joints are the problem? (Image via Wikimedia.org)
    The mean streets of Camden. And they think late-night Chinese joints are the problem? (Image via Wikimedia.org)

    Camden Wants Business Curfew to Stop Drugs

    Camden, New Jersey, wants to shut down late night businesses in a bid to stop drug dealing.
  • Taking prescribed Adderall, Oxycontin, or Vicodin? No problem. But medical marijuana can get you fired. (Image via Wikimedia.org
    Taking prescribed Adderall, Oxycontin, or Vicodin? No problem. But medical marijuana can get you fired. (Image via Wikimedia.org

    No Job Protection for WA Medical Marijuana Patients, Court Rules

    Your employer can fire you for a drug test result positive for pot even if you have a valid medical marijuana recommendation, the Washington Supreme Court has held.