Mucho medical marijuana, a Connecticut legalization bill gets a hearing, the DEA is deploying 250 agents to fight opioids, Louisiana could get a full-fledged needle exchange program, and more.
The DEA is ready to fight some more drug war.
Third Connecticut Legalization Bill Gets Hearing. A marijuana legalization bill that also includes funding for drug treatment and prevention got a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday. House Bill 5394 calls for drafting a plan to legalize and regulate weed by October 1, as well as requiring a treatment and prevention plan by the same date. The bill did not get a vote. Two other legalization bills before the legislature do not contain the treatment and prevention funding provisions.
Arkansas Judge Puts Hold on State Medical Marijuana Program. A state judge last week put the state’s program on hold because of objections to the licensing process, but was apologetic for imposing the delay. “Amendment 98 to the Constitution of Arkansas, an initiative by the people, exists because Arkansans want to provide medical marijuana to persons