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Comprehensive coverage of the War on Drugs since 1997

  • The G-men are putting the squeeze on the banksters over pot proceeds (Image via Wikimedia)
    The G-men are putting the squeeze on the banksters over pot proceeds (Image via Wikimedia)

    Feds Squeeze Banks in Bid to Freeze Out Medical Marijuana [FEATURE]

    The DEA and the Justice Department may have backed off -- somewhat -- on raiding medical marijuana dispensaries, but the feds have other tools in their kit, and now they're going after the banks.
  • Who would have thunk it? Corrections reform is moving in Oklahoma. (Image via Wikimedia)
    Who would have thunk it? Corrections reform is moving in Oklahoma. (Image via Wikimedia)

    Oklahoma House Passes Corrections Reform Bill

    One might have thought the Sooner state would start thinking about letting people out of prison only later, but a bill to reduce imprisonment is moving in Oklahoma City.
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    This Week in History

    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
  • Did You Know? Pharmaceutical Drugs Based on Cannabis, on ProCon.org

    MedicalMarijuana.ProCon.org, part of the ProCon.org family, is an in-depth web site presenting information and views from a variety of perspectives on the medical marijuana issue. The Chronicle is running a six-part series of info items from ProCon.org, and we encourage you to check it out.
  • Prohibition's filthy lucre is hard for some to resist. (Image via Wikimedia)
    Prohibition's filthy lucre is hard for some to resist. (Image via Wikimedia)

    This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

    A federal judge gone wild now goes to jail, more gun running arrests pop up, and more of the same old run of the mill law enforcement corruption.
  • drug arrest scene, "10 Rules for Dealing with Police," flexyourrights.org
    drug arrest scene, "10 Rules for Dealing with Police," flexyourrights.org

    Mass Marijuana Arrest Policy Costs NYC Big Bucks

    New York City has earned the dubious distinction of being the world's marijuana arrest capital. But such (dis)honors come at a price. A big price.
  • Neither Montana's reactionaries nor the DEA can make medical marijuana go away. (Image courtesy Coaster420)
    Neither Montana's reactionaries nor the DEA can make medical marijuana go away. (Image courtesy Coaster420)

    Montana Senate Nixes Medical Marijuana Repeal Amidst DEA Raids

    Even as the Montana Senate was killing an effort to repeal the state's medical marijuana law, the DEA was behaving as if the law had never been passed by voters in the first place.
  • Some educators require remedial litigation to ensure they understand their students' privacy rights. (Image courtesy DVSD)
    Some educators require remedial litigation to ensure they understand their students' privacy rights. (Image courtesy DVSD)

    PA School Districts Sued Over Student Drug Testing

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in 2003 that schools must show a demonstrable need for drug testing students. Now, a pair of districts are being sued for requiring testing even though they have shown no need.