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US PA: Pro-Marijuana Supporters Rally For Change In Pa.

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:00
The Citizens' Voice, 01 Apr 2014 - HARRISBURG (AP) - A few hundred people who want the state to change its marijuana laws - for a variety of reasons - took their campaign to the Pennsylvania Capitol on Monday with a two-hour rally. Speakers at the Keystone Cannabis Reform Rally urged lawmakers to permit use of the drug for medical purposes, to allow for the production of industrial hemp and to decriminalize recreational marijuana.
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US PA: Marijuana Backers Rally In Harrisburg

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:00
Standard-Speaker, 01 Apr 2014 - HARRISBURG (AP) - A few hundred people who want the state to change its marijuana laws - for a variety of reasons - took their campaign to the Pennsylvania Capitol on Monday with a two-hour rally. Speakers at the Keystone Cannabis Reform Rally urged lawmakers to permit use of the drug for medical purposes, to allow for the production of industrial hemp and to decriminalize recreational marijuana.
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US AZ: Wilmot Loses Supreme Court Pot Case

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:00
The Sun, 01 Apr 2014 - PHOENIX - Cops take your pot? They've got to give it back if you've got a medical marijuana card - even one from another state. Without comment the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to disturb state court rulings that said medical marijuana patients whose drugs are taken by police are entitled to get them back.
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US MN: Group Backling Medical Marijuana Meets Saturday

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:00
Brainerd Daily Dispatch, 01 Apr 2014 - MN NORML will meet in the Brainerd Public library at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Brainerd public library is located at 416 South Fifth St. MN NORML is the Minnesota chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). NORML supports medical marijuana legislation and legalizing everyday use by responsible adults. NORML advocates regulating and taxing marijuana.
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US MD: OPED: Marijuana Decriminalization: Up In Smoke

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:00
Baltimore Sun, 01 Apr 2014 - Last week, the Maryland Senate approved Senate Bill 364, which would "decriminalize" possession of marijuana. The Senate bill, which passed 36 to 8, would remove criminal penalties for possession of less than10 grams of marijuana and impose small civil fines, with a provision for the judge to order drug education only after the third offense. The bill has gone to the House of Delegates, where a hearing is scheduled for today. One could argue that people whose only crime is smoking or possessing a small amount of marijuana should not be punished with an arrest record, which could destroy their chances of getting a job and other benefits later in life. Those at Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) - a national organization led by Kevin Sabet, a former senior adviser for the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy, and former congressman Patrick Kennedy - are of this mindset. They argue that although rational drug policy should no longer rely on the criminal justice system to address lesser offenses, we should be doing all we can to discourage marijuana use.
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US MN: Edu: Column: The Gateway Drug Label Is Dangerous

Marijuana (MAP) - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 07:00
Minnesota Daily, 01 Apr 2014 - The Notion That Pot Is a Gateway Drug Limits Children's Grasp of Safer Substance Use. Lawmakers who are critical of marijuana often point to the drug's status as a "gateway" to harder substances. However, recent studies suggest that alcohol consumption and tobacco use are more likely to lead to hard drugs than marijuana. With these results in mind, Minnesotans should question their view of pot while lawmakers are on the verge of considering medical marijuana.
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Chronicle AM -- March 31, 2014

Marijuana (STDW) - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:30

Garden State municipal prosecutors say legalize it, an Arizona sheriff has to give back medical marijuana seized rom a patient, Colorado wants to crack down on high plant-count patients, Louisiana takes a resolutely last century approach to heroin, Uruguay is going to seriously track its legal weed, and more. Let's get to it:

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New Jersey Prosecutors Say Legalize It. The New Jersey State Municipal Prosecutors Association has come out in favor of legalizing marijuana possession. The support of the prosecutors association comes as two bills were introduced this month in the legislature. The board of trustees of the municipal prosecutors association on February 21 voted to endorse legalization, said its president, Jon-Henry Barr, who is municipal prosecutor in Kenilworth and Clark.

Poll Shows Virginians Split on Legalization, Strongly Favor Medical Marijuana. A new Quinnipiac poll has Virginians narrowly opposed to legalization, with 46% in favor and 48% opposed. Medical marijuana fares much better, with support at 84%.

Wisconsin Decriminalization Bill Filed. Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) and 10 Democratic cosponsors have introduced a decriminalization bill, Assembly Bill 891. It has been referred to the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice, but is not expected to go anywhere.

Wisconsin's Dane County (Madison) Votes Tomorrow on Legalization Advisory Referendum. Voters in Dane County, Wisconsin, will vote tomorrow on whether to approve an advisory referendum calling for marijuana legalization. The question was put on the ballot by County Board member Leland Pan.

Vermont Legislature Legalization Debate Killed. An effort to debate a proposal to study the impact of legalization on state revenues died in the state House. The effort came in an amendment to a miscellaneous tax bill from Rep. Kristina Michelsen (D-Hardwick), but was blocked when Rep. Thomas Koch (R-Barre Town) asked House Speaker Shap Smith to rule on whether it was germane. He ruled it wasn't.

Hundreds Rally for Marijuana Reform in Harrisburg. Supporters of medical marijuana, hemp, and decriminalization rallied by the hundreds at the Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg Monday. They called it the Keystone Cannabis Reform Rally.

Medical Marijuana

US Supreme Court Denies Arizona County's Appeal; Sheriff Must Give Back Seized Medical Marijuana. The Supreme Court has refused to overturn Arizona court rulings ordering the Yuma County sheriff to return marijuana that was seized from a woman with a California medical marijuana authorization honored by Arizona.

Oregon Has Now Approved 22 Dispensaries. The Oregon Health Authority reported 14 more dispensaries had been approved by late Friday, on top of the eight approved the previous week.The agency has processed 102 of 301 applications submitted since March 3. A total of 41 applicants have been granted provisional licenses until their security systems are in place, and 39 applications have been denied. Reasons for denial include incomplete information or locations within 1,000 feet of a school or another dispensary.

Nevada Dispensary Rules Finalized. The Legislative Commission approved rules for growing, processing, and selling medical marijuana Friday. Nevada voters approved medical marijuana in 2000 but patients have had no legal way to acquire it other than to grow it. A law approved by the 2013 legislature and signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval set up a taxing and distribution system to make it accessible to patients. It could be late this year or early 2015 before medical pot is available for purchase.

California Federal Court Judge to Hear Motion on Declaring Unconstitutional Marijuana's Schedule I Classification. For the first time, a federal judge has granted a hearing on a motion to declare unconstitutional the continued classification of marijuana in Schedule I. The evidentiary hearing is currently set for June 2 before Federal District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller in Sacramento.

Colorado Health Officials Warn of Crackdown on High Plant-Count Patients. Beginning today, the state Health Department will send out letters to doctors who recommended that patients be allowed to grow elevated plant counts and the patients who benefit, requiring them to provide more documentation on the need for the extra plants. The department also unveiled a proposed bill that would strictly limit medical-marijuana caregivers -- people who grow cannabis for patients who can't grow for themselves -- to serving only five patients and growing no more than six plants per patient. Caregivers can currently apply for a waiver to serve more than five patients. The proposals did not go over well with medical marijuana supporters, with Health Department spokesmen being cursed at and called "fascists" in response.

Massachusetts Municipal Association Releases Report on State Medical Marijuana Law. The Massachusetts Municipal Association has released a report on the state's medical marijuana law, offering several suggestions for local officials trying to navigate it. The report, written by MMA legislative analyst J. Catherine Rollins, touches on the legal right cities and towns have to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries and grow centers. Municipalities, Rollins said, have the power to create zoning bylaws, ordinances, special permits or host community agreements.

Drug Testing

West Virginia Governor Signs Mining Industry Drug Test Reporting Bill. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) has approved a bill requiring employers in West Virginia's mining industry to report all positive drug and alcohol tests to the Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training. Prior to this law, which takes effect immediately, mine industry employers were only required to submit test results to the state if a miner was fired. Employers must notify the administration within seven days if an employee tests positive, refuses a urine sample, or has submitted an adulterated sample. Suspect employees will be suspended from work until they appear before a board of appeals. New hires must submit to a pre-employment urine test.

Alabama's Jefferson County (Birmingham) Suspends Employee Drug Testing Program. Mandatory, suspicionless drug testing of all new hires in Jefferson County has been suspended pending an inquiry into whether the program is unconstitutional. Ronald Sims, the court appointed receiver in charge of the county's Human Resources Department, this month halted across-the-board drug tests and medical examinations for new county workers because, Sims said, the drug tests "likely violate individuals' rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution."

Law Enforcement

Friends, Family of Unarmed Man Killed in Drug Raid Rally in Tulsa. Deandre Starks was shot and killed last week by Tulsa police serving a drug search warrant. On Friday, friends and family members rallied at city hall demanding answers. Starks' mother said she believed her son was murdered. Police said they fired at him after he made a threatening movement, but Vanesta Starks wasn't buying that. "But to know that my son was shot when his hands was up in the air, surrendered. He tripped over a rail and that was the body movement. I know the story. I just want to know if somebody will come tell me why," she said.

Lawsuit Charges "License Plate Profiling" by Idaho Troopers. A 70-year-old Washington man who was arrested and his car searched by an Idaho Highway Patrol trooper solely because he had Colorado plates has filed a federal lawsuit charging "license plate profiling." Both Colorado and Washington are legal marijuana states, while Idaho is one of the most reactionary on marijuana policy. Click on the link for all the tawdry details.

Sentencing

Louisiana Bill Would Jack Up Sentences for Heroin Possession, Sales. A bill moving in the legislature in Baton Rouge would drastically increase prison time for heroin users and dealers, including a mandatory minimum two-year sentence for simple possession. House Bill 332 easily passed out of the House Criminal Justice Committee last week and is attracting bipartisan support, even among lawmakers otherwise skeptical of the "tough-on-crime" policies that have been blamed for Louisiana's nation-leading incarceration rate. The bill would also double the mandatory minimum sentence for heroin distribution from five years to ten.

International

Colombia's FARC Calls for "Humanized" Approach to Drug Policy. Colombia's counterdrug policies must have "a humanized approach in the context of integral agrarian reform" negotiators for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said in Havana Friday. Forced crop eradication and aerial fumigation are repressive and ineffective, the guerrillas said during ongoing peace talks with the Colombian government. The FARC supports crop substation programs as long as they are "participatory, concerted, gradual, [and] environmentally sustainable."

Uruguay to Track Marijuana from Seed to Stash With Genetic Markers, RTF Tags. Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in Uruguay will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags, and that state-grown marijuana will be cloned to include genetic markers, making sure that what's grown there stays there. That's a much tougher tracking system than those imposed in Colorado and Washington, which recently legalized marijuana use. Unlike those US states, Uruguay wants authorities to be able to test the pot in any drug user's possession to determine if it came from a registered, legal source.

Jamaican Marijuana Growers Call on Government to Halt Crop Destruction. At a preparatory meeting of the Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association (GFGPA) in Kingston this weekend, some participants called for an immediate end to the destruction of marijuana crops. "Please, Mr. Government, ask you police and the army to stop digging down the world number one brand ganja," Ras Arthur Newland shouted out emphatically. "We believe the persecution and the lock-up for ganja must stop immediately." That's not the official position of the GFGPA, which said it is going to concentrate on winning decriminalization first.

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CN BC: New Crop Of Pot Producers Enters Market

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:00
Toronto Star, 31 Mar 2014 - Hundreds Of Companies Have Applied To Become Suppliers Of Medical Marijuana Under New Health Canada Regulations VANCOUVER- From the outside, there's little to distinguish MediJean Distribution Inc.'s headquarters from the unremarkable office complexes and warehouses that surround it in a sprawling slice of industrial suburbia near Vancouver.
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US MI: Officer Trained To Detect Drug Use

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:00
Morning Sun, 31 Mar 2014 - When Mt. Pleasant Police Officer Michael Covarrubias was in training in Arizona, he was talking to a drug addict who rather abruptly said, "I'm going to seize." Immediately after that proclamation, the man dropped to the floor and had a seizure, which was prompted by drug withdrawal.
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US IL: Medical Marijuana Is Just What Doc Ordered

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:00
The News-Gazette, 31 Mar 2014 - As executive director of the Illinois Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, I object to letter writer Ed Wilhite's comment that medical cannabis is a non-issue for most people. The prevalence for cancer rates in this country make medical cannabis an issue for just about everyone because many people know someone with cancer or will get cancer themselves someday. Cannabis can be very helpful for people undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and anyone who has witnessed what those treatments do will likely agree that any ease of suffering greatly improves a patient's quality of life.
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US IL: Marijuana Is Not Safe Drug To Consume

Marijuana (MAP) - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 07:00
The News-Gazette, 31 Mar 2014 - As an employee at the Prairie Center, I have some observations about marijuana use. People smoke marijuana for a lot of different reasons: to feel good, to feel better, to feel different or to fit in. Butwhatever the reason, drug use has consequences.
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US HI: Making The Right Choice

Marijuana (MAP) - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 07:00
Garden Island, 30 Mar 2014 - Talking Story With Theresa Koki What are some of the things happening in those states which passed marijuana legislation, and do we want those things happening here? Theresa Koki, coordinator of Life's Choices Kauai, said that was one of the multi-pronged issues discussed during the 2014 Drug Summit, "The Truth About Marijuana and Other Drugs," that wrapped up this week at the Kauai Marriott Beach Club and Resort.
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UK: Rebel LibDem Defies Theresa On Drugs Ban

Marijuana (MAP) - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 07:00
The Mail on Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 - HOME SECRETARY Theresa May faced a revolt last night after one of her own Ministers refused to implement a drugs ban. Liberal Democrat Drugs Minister Norman Baker is defying Mrs May's order to criminalise khat, a plant chewed to give users a high and used predominantly in East African immigrant communities.
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Malta: Softer Legal Stance on Drugs 'Inevitable'

Marijuana (MAP) - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 07:00
The Times, 30 Mar 2014 - The decriminalisation of drugs for personal use is inevitable if Malta is to continue following the UN's lead, an expert advising Parliament has told The Sunday Times of Malta. "The United Nations has started to shift towards the decriminalisation of drugs and Malta has always followed the UN's position on this issue," former director of the National Forensic Lab Mario Mifsud said. Dr Mifsud said Maltese lawmakers were already moving towards a decriminalisation policy but would eventually be forced to make a choice by the international community. The UN has not yet taken an official stand on the issue but Dr Mifsud said it appeared to be moving towards a softer legal stance on the issue after a number of countries decriminalised drug use. The use of cannabis for personal use has been decriminalised in 16 US states, the most recent one being Colorado, and Washington state is expected to follow suit this year. Uruguay also recently decriminalised the drug.
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CN ON: Column: My Trip To The Pot Shop

Marijuana (MAP) - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 07:00
Toronto Sun, 30 Mar 2014 - Medical Marijuana Effective for Many Patients PUEBLO WEST, Colo. - It's 9 a.m. on a weekday, and I'm at the Marisol Therapeutics pot shop. This is serious business. Security is tight. ID checks are frequent. Merchandise is strictly regulated, labeled, wrapped and controlled.
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US OK: Test At Halfway House Finds Many On Drugs

Marijuana (MAP) - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:00
Tulsa World, 29 Mar 2014 - The Community Corrections Center Is Run by Avalon, Which Closed in Tulsa. OKLAHOMA CITY - A surprise drug screening at a private Oklahoma City halfway house this week showed that more than half of the offenders were using illegal drugs.
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Uruguay: Uruguay To Track Marijuana By Genetic Markers

Marijuana (MAP) - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:00
The Virgin Islands Daily News, 29 Mar 2014 - MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) - Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in Uruguay will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags and genetic markers to make sure what's grown here, stays here. That's a much tougher tracking system than those imposed in Colorado and Washington, which recently legalized marijuana use. Unlike those U.S. states, Uruguay wants authorities to be able to test the pot in any drug user's possession to determine if it came from a registered, legal source.
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Uruguay: Uruguay To Track Pot By Markers

Marijuana (MAP) - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 07:00
The News-Item, 29 Mar 2014 - MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP)- Uruguay's drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in the country will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags and genetic markers to make sure what's grown there stays there. Julio Calzada has described the plans for Uruguay's government-run marijuana market in an interview with The Associated Press. He says the rules will be published next month and the first government-grown plants won't be ready until the end of the year. He says it will take that long to harvest genetically identical pot from cloned plants whose product can be identified as legal by the authorities. - --- MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom
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Chronicle AM -- March 28, 2014

Marijuana (STDW) - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:43

Medical marijuana and CBD bills continue moving in state legislatures, Northeastern governors respond to opiates, the Department of Agriculture wants to buy Ukrainian hemp seed, and more. Let's get to it:

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Alaska Poll Has Legalization Initiative in Narrow Victory. A new Alaska House Majority Caucus poll suggests that the marijuana legalization initiative there should win at the polls in August, but it will be close. The poll had support for the initiative at 52%, with 44% opposed and only 4% undecided. Click on the poll link for cross-tabs and top lines.

New Jersey Governor Christie Rejects Legalization, Raises "Gateway" Specter. During Gov. Chris Christie's (R) "Ask the Governor" radio program Thursday, Christie rejected legalization in response to a listener's question. "Mike, I love you baby, but it ain't happening, not while I'm governor," Christie said to the caller. "I don't believe that legalizing an illegal drug for purposes of governmental profit is something that we should be doing. I believe that this is a gateway drug into other more serious drugs, I think it sends a wrong message to our kids and I don't think it makes anybody a better or more productive person," he said.

Vermont Lawmakers Want Marijuana Tax Revenue Study. Vermont lawmakers were expected to offer an amendment to a tax bill passed by the House Thursday to include a study on the revenue effects of legalizing marijuana. The proposed amendment would require the Joint Fiscal Office to report back to the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee on specific revenue projections. The amendment calls on the Joint Fiscal Office to use the Colorado tax model for purposes of the report.

Medical Marijuana

Study Finds Marijuana Medical Access Not Linked to Crime Increases. A new study from University of Texas-Dallas criminologist Robert Morris finds no link between violent crime and the legalization of medical marijuana. "We're cautious about saying, 'Medical marijuana laws definitely reduce homicide.' That's not what we're saying," said Morris. "The main finding is that we found no increase in crime rates resulting from medical marijuana legalization. In fact, we found some evidence of decreasing rates of some types of violent crime, namely homicide and assault."

Colorado Health Department Wants to Restrict Caregiver, Patient Grows. The state Department of Public Health wants to limit the number of patients caregivers can serve and put a cap on the number of plants patients or caregivers can grow. The agency says it will ask legislators to craft new laws, but is still moving forward with its proposed rule change. Some patient activists are viewing this as a power grab by state regulators.

Maryland Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill. The state Senate approved a full-blown medical marijuana bill Thursday. Senate Bill 923 now goes to the House, where a similar bill has already been passed.

Mississippi House Approves CBD Medical Marijuana Bill. The House voted 112-6 Thursday to approve a measure that would allow the limited use of CBD cannabis oil as a medical treatment. House Bill 1231 is not quite done in the House yet, though. It was held over on a motion that could allow for more debate.

Florida Senate Committee Approves CBD Medical Marijuana Bill. A bill that would allow doctors to prescribe "non-euphoric" marijuana strains for seizure or cancer patienta passed a Senate committee Thursday. Senate Bill 1030 passed out of the Criminal Justice Committee and is now headed for the Appropriations Committee. A companion bill is also moving in the House.

Hemp

Ag Secretary Says US Seeking to Buy Ukraine Hemp Seed. US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said Thursday that the US is looking to buy hemp seed from Ukraine in a bid to bolster the East European country's economy. "We are now involved in trying to figure out ways in which we might be able to use the industrial hemp seeds that are created in the Ukraine in the US," Vilsack told reporters. Ukraine is one of the world's largest hemp seed producers, and Vilsack said its hemp seed doesn't contain any THC, "so it probably does not run afoul of any of our drug laws."

Drug Policy

Maine Governor's Anti-Drug Bill Gets Some Balance, But ACLU Still Opposes It. Maine Gov. Paul LePage's (R) law enforcement-heavy bill to deal with drug problems in the state has been amended to cut the number of new drug agents, prosecutors, and judges and increase funding or drug treatment programs. The changes to Legislative Document 1811 came in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and could generate enough Democratic support to pass them, but the ACLU of Maine still says the measure should be defeated.

Massachusetts Governor Declares Public Health Emergency on Opiates, Calls for All First Responders to Have Overdose Reversal Drug. Gov. Deval Patrick declared a public health emergency Thursday to combat the growing abuse of opiates, directing that all the state's police, firefighters, and other emergency personnel be equipped with a drug that can quickly reverse heroin overdoses. Using his emergency powers, Patrick told the Department of Public Health to make Narcan available immediately to all first responders, as well as more accessible to families and friends of drug abusers. Narcan, the brand name for naloxone, halts overdoses almost instantly. Unfortunately, however, the state will also prohibit the sale of Zohydro, an opioid pain reliever approved last year by the FDA.

International

"Women, Drug Policy, and Incarceration in the Americas" Events in DC, NYC Next Week. The Harm Reduction Coalition, the International Drug Policy Consortium, the Washington Office on Latin America, the Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the UN, and the Inter-American Commission of Women will be discussing women, drug policy, and imprisonment at meetings Monday in Washington, DC, and Thursday at the UN in New York City. Click on the links for details and/or to RSVP.

Canada's Alberta Arbitration Board Rejects Random Drug Testing. The Alberta Arbitration Board sided with union workers against Suncor Energy after the union filed a grievance over the company's random drug testing policies. The board ruled that the company failed to demonstrate "a significant problem or legitimate safety risk" to justify random alcohol testing and that its use of urinalysis to do drug testing "failed to identify current impairment." While the tests did find employees who had recently used drugs, "this did not meet the threshold of a legitimate business interest which would justify the significant intrusion into employees' privacy."

Clashes as Bolivians Protest New Anti-Drug Base in Coca-Growing Region. Coca growers blocked roads and hurled stones at police, who responded with volleys of tear gas, as protestors agitated against a new anti-drug military base being constructed near the Chapare, the country's main coca-growing region. Local leaders said people feared an increased law enforcement presence would lead to violence and abuses. The European Union is financing the base at a cost of $1.3 million.

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US PA: PA. State Senator Proposes Bills To Ease Marijuana Laws

Marijuana (MAP) - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 07:00
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 Mar 2014 - A Philadelphia lawmaker wants to relax the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Sen. Mike Stack, a Democrat and a candidate for lieutenant governor, is introducing bills to lower penalties for having an ounce or less of pot and to expunge first-time offenders' records after five years.
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