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Pittsburgh needle exchanges get some breathing room. (wikimedia.org)
Pittsburgh needle exchanges get some breathing room. (wikimedia.org)

Chronicle AM -- May 8, 2014

Another poll has marijuana legalization at the tipping point, a Colorado bill to form credit co-ops for pot businesses passes, an Illinois bill to let kids with epilepsy use medical marijuana is moving, a New York naloxone bill passes, Pittsburgh needle exchanges get some breathing room, and more.
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marijuana-plants_0_43.jpg

Chronicle AM -- February 26, 2014

A Maryland police chief embarrasses himself with bogus marijuana death claims, welfare drug testing bills face challenges in the Deep South, a hemp bill advances in Indiana, Russia's drug czar says "nyet" to legalization, and more.
Russell Brand helped push British petition over the top. (flickr.com/photos/evarinaldiphotography/)
Russell Brand helped push British petition over the top. (flickr.com/photos/evarinaldiphotography/)

Chronicle AM -- February 13, 2014

A bill has been filed to stop forcing the drug czar to oppose marijuana legalization, CBD medical marijuana bills continue to get attention, and there are big doings south of the border, and more.
Schapelle Corby will soon walk out of an Indonesian jail.
Schapelle Corby will soon walk out of an Indonesian jail.

Chronicle AM -- February 7, 2014

Marijuana and medical marijuana dominate the drug policy news again today, the Maryland Senate votes to ban Everclear, meth and prescription pills continue to draw legislative attention, and Schapelle Corby will soon be freed from an Indonesian jail, and more.
cooking heroin (wikimedia.org)
cooking heroin (wikimedia.org)

Hoffman, Heroin, and What Is To Be Done [FEATURE]

The death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman has focused a media spotlight on heroin overdoses. There are better ways to deal with heroin than the current one, if there is the will.
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needle exchange supplies_6.jpg

Smart Needle Exchange Reform Bill Moving in Maryland

The Maryland Senate today moved to undo a restriction in existing state law that prevents injection drug users from picking up more clean needles at the

Dr. Carl Hart, nominated for an NAACP Image Award for  "High Price" (columbia.edu)
Dr. Carl Hart, nominated for an NAACP Image Award for "High Price" (columbia.edu)

Chronicle AM -- January 10, 2014

The marijuana issue continues hot and heavy, one of our favorite authors is nominated for an award, harm reduction bills move in Wisconsin, and the US Sentencing Commission wants to cut drug sentences. And more.
A move is on to end the federal ban on funding needle exchanges.
A move is on to end the federal ban on funding needle exchanges.

Chronicle AM -- December 12, 2013

A push is on to end the federal ban on needle exchange funding, a secret federal panel meets to discuss marijuana banking issues, UN anti-drug bureaucrats are still unhappy with Uruguay, more bodies show up in Mexico, and more.
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denver marijuana info.jpg

Chronicle AM -- December 11, 2013

Uruguay legalizes the marijuana trade (and the usual suspects object), Denver provides a helpful guide to legalization there, Human Rights Watch scorches Louisiana for its AIDS-enhancing policies, and more.