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Treat, don't jail illegal drug users
Another high-intensity debate is shaping up in California
over a ballot initiative that would require treatment instead
of incarceration for nonviolent drug users caught with their
DRUG CRAZY: How we got into this mess, and how we can get out
By Mike Gray
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U.S. rules let police keep cash they sieze
Police and highway patrols across the country are evading
state laws to improperly keep millions of dollars in cash and
property seized in drug busts and traffic stops.
Study indicates THC may eradicate brain tumors
Scientists at Complutense University and Autonoma University
in Madrid, Spain have discovered that compounds acting at cannabinoid
receptors eradicate brain tumors (gliomas) in one third of rats
treated, and prolong the survival of another third.
Diversions take money due schools
Laws differ from state to state, but police still sidestep
Howls of protest greet Ontario ban of GRASS, the movie
While opening to warm reviews and standing ovations in the
United States, the new documentary film by an Ontario film maker
that lampoons the efforts of the U.S. government to weed out
marijuana use has been banned in his home province.
Reaping marijuana in hills emptied of stills
HINDMAN, Ky. - Call it green lightning, the seedling
crop of countless hidden marijuana patches now stippling the
springtime valleys of Appalachia the way moonshine stills used
to when Sheriff Wheeler Jacobs was a boy.
Hawaii Governer signs medical marijuana bill
HONOLULU - On June 22, 2000 Governor Ben Cayetano signed into law a measure that removes state-level criminal penalties for seriously ill people who grow, possess, and use marijuana with their doctors' approval. The bill (S.B. 862), passed by the Hawaii Houe on April 11 and Senate on April 25, is the first of its kind to be enacted by a state legislature, rather than through a ballot initiative.
Marijana grower sentenced to death
A white Alabama marijuana grower named Ronald Chandler was sentenced to death for the murder for hire of a subordinate in his drug ring. The triggerman in the killing was granted immunity in exchange for his testimony, later recanted, that Chandler offered him $500 for the murder. Claiming innocence, Chandler refused a pretrail plea offer of life impriosonment. Chandler's convictions and death sentence were affirmed by a panel of the Eleventh Circuit in mid-1993.