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Drug War Chronicle

Comprehensive coverage of the War on Drugs since 1997

  • Mike Bloomberg
    Mike Bloomberg

    NYC Mayor Bloomberg Discusses Drug Legalization

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg started to talk sense about drug legalization, but quickly fumbled. Meanwhile his police officers are arresting thousands of marijuana users -- in a city that has decriminalization!
  • Rally in Sacramento Monday for Dr. Mollie Fry and Dale Schafer. (Image courtesy ASA)
    Rally in Sacramento Monday for Dr. Mollie Fry and Dale Schafer. (Image courtesy ASA)

    Feds on New Medical Marijuana Offensive [FEATURE]

    Federal prosecutors are threatening elected officials in states considering regulating medical marijuana dispensaries. It's working, so far.
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    This Week in History

    Events and quotes of note from this week's drug policy events of years past.
  • Drug prohibition funds the mayhem in Mexico. (Image via Wikimedia.org)
    Drug prohibition funds the mayhem in Mexico. (Image via Wikimedia.org)

    Mexico Drug War Update

    April was the deadliest month so far in Mexico's prohibition-related violence, with authorities reporting 1,402 killings.
  • Could Ohio be next? Peter Lewis would like to make it happen. (Image via Wikimedia.org)
    Could Ohio be next? Peter Lewis would like to make it happen. (Image via Wikimedia.org)

    Ohio Billionaire Seeks Medical Marijuana Vote

    Ohio insurance magnate Peter Lewis has given millions for drug reform efforts across the country. Now, he'd like to see medical marijuana come to his home state.
  • Will Auckland become more like Oakland? It will if the Law Commission has its way. (Image via Wikimedia.org)
    Will Auckland become more like Oakland? It will if the Law Commission has its way. (Image via Wikimedia.org)

    New Zealand Commission Urges Drug Law Reform

    A sweeping review of New Zealand's drug laws is calling for steps toward medical marijuana, decriminalization of drug possession and small-time dealing, and doing away with drug paraphernalia laws. Not too bad.
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    Undercover Narc Kills Drug Suspect in Shootout

    Was it an attempted rip-off of prospective dope and gun buyers? Hard to say, but one man is dead after undercover narcs and the people they were there to bust got into a gunfight.
  • Gregoire chooses militarization over regulation
    Gregoire chooses militarization over regulation

    Washington Governor Vetoes Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    There are no dispensaries or patient and provider registries left in the Washington medical marijuana dispensary and patient and provider registry bill after Gov. Gregoire took her veto pen to it.