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Illinois Medical Marijuana Effects on Law Enforcement

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{Medical marijuana will soon be available in Illinois. Right now the state is in the process of setting up cultivation centers. There's also some planning going on, in Indiana about the legalization of medical marijuana and its effects. The Wabash Valley stretches across both Indiana and Illinois, but the legalization of medical marijuana creates a divide. Illinois State Police now has a Medical Marijuana Unit in charge of coordinating security plans for cultivation centers. At the same time, police on the Indiana side are figuring out how this new law will effect them. It's legal to get high in Illinois, but one step into any bordering state.. you're busted. While it is legal for residents of Illinois to be prescribed to medicinal cannabis, once you cross this state line you are subject to Indiana law. Illinois law allows doctors to prescribe weed in differing forms for 37 specific medical conditions. Olney, IL Mayor Ray Vaughn said, "Illinois' la

Ex-Bear promoting medical pot

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{Since they won the Super Bowl, members of the 1985 Chicago Bears have made second careers out of promoting apple-pie products like McDonald's, Coca-Cola and G.I. Joe. Now, they can add a more countercultural item to the menu: medical marijuana. Emery Moorehead, former tight end for that once-dominant franchise, is part of a business team hoping to sell cannabis under the new state law that legalizes it. Moorehead plans to direct community relations for a group of investors seeking to open a marijuana dispensary in his native Evanston — one of 369 businesses that have applied to run medical pot retail stores or growing warehouses in Illinois. But while people like Moorehead are seeking publicity for their proposals, the state is deciding entirely in secret who will get potentially lucrative operating licenses. Even the names of applicants — and the names of those who will judge and rank the applications — are being withheld.} http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-medic

Drug Sentencing Guidelines Reduced

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{The U.S. Sentencing Commission on Friday voted unanimously to reduce terms for drug traffickers already in prison. More than 46,000 drug offenders will be eligible for early release, unless Congress makes a move to stop the  plan  by Nov. 1. On average, sentences could be reduced by more than two years. "The magnitude of the change, both collectively and for individual offenders, is significant," U.S. District Judge Patti Saris, who chairs the commission, said before the vote. Such offenders won't all be released. Their petitions will be considered individually by federal judges. None would be released before Nov. 1, 2015.}  http://www.npr

MISS ADVENTURES: HOPE OUTDOOR GALLERY

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Hope Outdoor Gallery aka Graffiti Park 1008 Baylor St Austin, TX 78703Clarksville, Downtown SXSW 2014 was amazing!!! I LOVE AUSTIN. While I was there I stopped by the HOG. There was so much creative energy flowing. Graff LIfe! Here are some photos I took on my adventure {The HOPE Outdoor Gallery (HOG) is a three-story educational art project located at 11th & Baylor Streets in Austin – one of the largest outdoor galleries in the USA. This project was developed to provide muralists, graffiti artists and community groups the opportunity to display large scale art pieces driven by inspirational, positive and educational messaging.  In addition, the project activates and beautifies a dynamic yet underutilized space with a great view of Austin! The project was officially launched by the HOPE Campaign in March 2011 with the support of Shepard Fairey and Obey Giant Art. Check out the launch video  HERE .}  https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=1000400

ANIMAL ALCHEMY: JESSICA JOSLIN

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Jessica Joslin  at the  Lisa Sette Gallery 4142 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 990-7342 TROY ORLANDO SYLVIAN & EZRA ZEUS & IO WALDO ORSON IGGY GAGE CLEMENTINE AUGUSTUS