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Urgent Action Needed — Higher Education Act

From Students for a Sensible Drug Policy (with assistance from NORML and DRCNet):

Since its inception, our organization has campaigned against a 1998 amendment to the Higher Education Act that denies federal financial aid to anyone convicted of a drug-related offense, no matter how minor. The provision is counter-productive and causes enormous harm, particularly to […]

Illinois House committee to discuss Medical Marijuana

Rich Rawlings with the Illinois Marijuana Party tells us that Illinois H.B. 4868 — a bill creating The Medical Cannabis Act will be discussed in subcommittee on October 4. If you live in Illinois and one of the following Subcommittee members is your Illinois House Representative: Mary E. Flowers, Frank Aguilar, Patricia Bailey, Maria Antonia […]

Crack Babies talk back

From the Columbia Journalism Review, a piece by Mariah Blake: The Damage Done.

It started in fourth grade when his teacher asked him to read aloud. Antwaun stammered, then went silent. “He can’t read because he’s a crack baby,” jeered a classmate. In the cafeteria that day no one would sit near him. The kids […]