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Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood, CO. There may soon be room at the inn. (wikimedia.org)
Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood, CO. There may soon be room at the inn. (wikimedia.org)

Chronicle AM -- July 18, 2014

Tens of thousands of federal drug prisoners could get out early after the US Sentencing Commission votes to make guideline reductions retroactive, the Ohio Supreme Court moves to cut some crack sentences, FedEx gets indicted for shipping pills for Internet pharmacies (and not taking a deal with the feds), and more.
Handing in signatures to DC election officials this morning. (DrugPolicy.org)
Handing in signatures to DC election officials this morning. (DrugPolicy.org)

Chronicle AM -- July 7, 2014

This fall's drug policy initiative picture is beginning to clear up, with DC and Oregon seemingly on the way to voting on marijuana legalization in November, the first retailer sales licenses for marijuana in Washington state were issued today, with the signature of Gov. Cuomo, New York becomes the 23rd medical marijuana state, and more.
Colombia's drug reforming and peace negotiating President Juan Manuel Santos has won reelection. (wikiemedia.org)
Colombia's drug reforming and peace negotiating President Juan Manuel Santos has won reelection. (wikiemedia.org)

Chronicle AM -- June 17, 2014

It looks like Oregon is set to join Alaska in voting on marijuana legalization this year, the New York medical marijuana bill is going down to the wired, Florida's governor signs a pair of drug-related bills, Colombia's drug reforming president wins reelection, and more.
When Mitch McConnell is criticizing the DEA, you know you're living in a different century. (senate.gov)
When Mitch McConnell is criticizing the DEA, you know you're living in a different century. (senate.gov)

Chronicle AM -- May 15, 2014

An evangelical pollster has support for marijuana legalization at 58% (but not among Christians), the Senate Minority Leader takes on the DEA over hemp, a California defelonization sentencing initiative hands in signatures, we have a fascinating look at meth culture in Tehran, and more.
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alaska yes on 2.jpg

Chronicle AM -- May 20, 2014

The organized opposition in Alaska gets a donation, medical marijuana is finally moving in the New York Senate, the Fair Sentencing Act picks up another sponsor, there's more violence in Mexico, and more meth in Asia, and more.