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  1. US PA: Column: When Criminal Vices Become Legal, Savvy
    The Citizens' Voice, 19 Nov 2014 - Big-time investors hoping to profit from America's emerging business in legalized marijuana might see a bit of themselves in the historic example of Joseph P. Kennedy - the father of President John F. Kennedy. Back in 1933, the Kennedy patriarch made sure his liquor firm would be the first to make millions as Prohibition's decade-long ban on alcohol sales ended. He did so with a blend of politics, cash and timely maneuvers.
  2. US PA: City Eyes Drug Felon Ordinance
    The News-Item, 06 Nov 2014 - SHAMOKIN - A proposed ordinance was introduced Wednesday night that, if adopted, will ban landlords from renting properties to those convicted of felony drug charges. During a 90-minute work session, solicitor Frank Konopka presented city council with a revised landlord/tenant ordinance that he and code enforcement officer Rick Bozza have worked on for the past six months.
  3. US PA: Editorial: Restrictions on Renting May Be Tool in Drug
    Republican & Herald, 30 Oct 2014 - Berwick has done it. So has Sunbury. Two communities in neighboring counties that have been ravaged by drug abuse took the bold step of enacting an ordinance that banned landlords from renting to anyone who had been convicted of a felony drug offense. Mount Carmel could vote on a similar ordinance as soon as Nov. 20.
  4. US PA: Editorial: Failure To Take Up Bill Hurts Children
    Springfield Sun, 26 Oct 2014 - The medical marijuana bill awaiting a vote in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives never made it off the table. How sad for the many young children suffering from severe seizures and other medical problems that SB 1182 is designed to help.
  5. US PA: Medical Marijuana: 'Each DA Has to Make Their Own Determination'
    The Patriot-News, 22 Oct 2014 - Pennsylvania district attorneys already have discretion in how they prosecute marijuana cases, but experts say they must be careful in how they apply they law. "We're not at liberty to pick and choose what sections of the crimes code we're going to enforce," said Richard Long, executive director of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association.
  6. US PA: PUB LTE: Medical Marijuana Programs Affecting Rates of
    The Express-Times, 17 Oct 2014 - Regarding your thoughtful Oct. 14 editorial, the ongoing federal crackdown on legal hydrocodone has unfortunately given rise to a resurgence in illegal heroin use. Nationally, death rates from prescription opioid pain reliever overdoses quadrupled from 1999 to 2010. Getting tough on drugs is not necessarily the answer.
  7. US PA: Editorial: In the Hydrocodone Debate, Don't Overlook
    The Express-Times, 14 Oct 2014 - Have you ever been in pain? Real pain? Then you probably winced a bit when you learned that the federal government has placed hydrocodone, the most prescribed drug in the United States, on a higher shelf at the pharmacy.
  8. US PA: Delay on Marijuana Bill Will Hurt Children
    The Citizens' Voice, 10 Oct 2014 - It looks like the medical marijuana bill currently sitting in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is probably off the table this year. How sad for the many young children suffering from severe seizures and other medical problems that SB 1182 is designed to help.
  9. US PA: Medical Marijuana Bill Hits Brick Wall in PA. House
    The Patriot-News, 07 Oct 2014 - Leaders of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives say they aren't saying: "No, never," when it comes to legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes in Pennsylvania. But they are saying: "No, not yet."

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