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Medical marijuana to battle black market for customers in Illinois – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneMedical marijuana to battle black market for customers in IllinoisChicago Tribune"When they buy marijuana on the black market, it's not tested, they don't know where it's coming from," Naumovski said. "When they come to a dispensary, it's gone through a process. It's been tested, it's been certified. They know what they're getting.".Illinois medical marijuana businesses to battle black market for customersNorthwest Heraldall 26 news articles »

US: Health Costs Soar Behind Prison Walls

Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2015 – Aging Population of Inmates Serving Long Sentences Takes a Toll on Budgets COLEMAN PRISON, Fla. – Twenty-one years into his nearly 50-year sentence, the graying man steps inside his stark cell in the largest federal prison complex in America. He wears special medical boots because of a foot condition that makes walking feel as if he’s "stepping on a needle." He has undergone tests for a suspected heart condition and sometimes experiences vertigo.

Protesters in NYC Call for Legal Marijuana in New York – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comProtesters in NYC Call for Legal Marijuana in New YorkNBCNews.comHundreds of demonstrators rallied in New York City's Union Square on Saturday to call for the legalization of marijuana in New York State. NYC Cannabis Parade organizer Troy Smit told NBC News the annual event, first held in 2012, aims to "end the war …and more »

UK: Column: It’s Conservative To Want To Legalise Drugs

Daily Telegraph, 30 Apr 2015 – Decriminalisation Would Safeguard Families and Drive the Gangs Out of Business Outside of their families and friends, few tears will have been shed for the eight heroin smugglers just executed by firing squad in Indonesia. They may have claimed to have become reformed characters in jail, but they knew the Indonesian penalty for trafficking drugs. Yet the pantomime of death played out in the full glare of the global media reminded us of two things: first, the hideous barbarity of the death penalty; and second, the dreadful futility of the war on drugs.